This is a large platted lot within Rose Lake Forest. It measures 100 feet on a county road (Forest Trail), and an average of 210 feet deep, for a total of 19,000 square feet.
Here's what's special:
- Driveway and cleared campsite, just pull in and start using it immediately
- Cute little shed, plumbed for toilet and sink, with full-size refrigerator
- Working septic and drainfield
- Less than 1 minute walk to the bathroom and showers
This is a really nice spot, and it couldn't be more convenient. I just put the driveway in, with a layer of crushed concrete over the top. So you may have a little raking to do to get it just as you want it, but the driveway and camper pad should pack down quite firm with a little use.
Gamma Park is right off the back of this lot, which means you won't even have to go to the road to get to the bathroom and showers, which are less than 200 feet away.
The little shed is plumbed, but was set up to be supplied by a hose. If you want to use it this way it will be up to you to either put in a well, or (what I would do) set up a water tank with a small 12volt pump. Heck, you wouldn't even have to put it on wheels. With 200 feet of garden hose you could fill it from the Association's well in Gamma Park. The nice thing is, you can wait on doing any of this, because the bathrooms and showers are so close-by.
The shed is also partially wired for electricity, but there is no service pole installed yet. An electrician will put in a service pole for five or six hundred, and the electric company will hook it right up for you.
When you see this parcel you're going to want to make it your own.
About Rose Lake Forest
This property is located:
- 5 minutes from gas and groceries in Leroy
- 25 minutes from Cadillac
- 1 hr and 10 mins from Grand Rapids
- 3 hrs and 15 mins from Detroit area
Road and Utilities
Each lot is on county road-- plowed and maintained all year around. Electric and telephone at the road, all underground, so the natural beauty is unspoiled by overhead wires. Osceola county allows snowmobiling on the shoulder of all roads.
Private, members-only access to Rose Lake
Rose Lake is a jewel of the North. A natural lake, 373 acres in size; spring fed, the water is clear and the fishing is great. Rose Lake is an all-sports lake. That means you can fish, swim, water-ski, pull a tube behind your boat, or just put-put around in a pontoon and grill steaks (that's what I like to do).
This property gives you access to a 200 foot private, members-only beach. There's a large designated swimming area with a sandy bottom, and on the other side an area to pull up boats. It's a place you'll feel safe letting your teens walk to. You don't have to walk though, it's all county road, and there's parking and bathrooms just above the beach area. You're two minutes away from the lake, and you don't even have to make reservations!
As a property owner here, you'll be a member of the Rose Lake Forest Property Owners Association. Yearly dues are $85 for the first lot, and $30 apiece for each additional lot you own. As a member, you'll get a set of keys and a sticker for your windshield, which gives you the use of all this:
- Access to 200 foot private member's-only beach on Rose Lake.
- A bath house with toilet and shower
- Bathrooms at the beach.
- Sanitary station to dump the black and gray-water tanks in your camper
- Clean and pure water well to fill your camper's tank with fresh water
- Dumpsters to take your trash
- Pavilion to host receptions and parties.
- Ball diamond.
- Kids playground
- Access to over 120 acres of common private parks where you can ride trail bikes and four-wheelers.
Use your keys to let yourself in any time, WITHOUT having to find someone "on duty", or ask permission, and all at No Extra Cost.
Camp for as long as you want. Leave your camper here, as long as you want, even year 'round. Most people eventually put in their own well and septic, but you don't have to right away, or ever, until and unless you want to. Can you tell me any other place in Michigan where you can own the land, and still have a sanitary place to get fresh water and dump your camper waste tanks, any time you want without digging your own well and septic?
Put up your own shed or garage if you want to store your boat, snowmobile, or trail bike. Later, when you're ready, you can build a cottage, or put in a mobile home (mobile homes restricted on some lots). This land is a prime building site-- every one has been perc tested and certified buildable. There's plenty of room to do as you please.
The property is subject to a few common sense restrictions. You can read about them here.
You'll want to see the beach, the pavilion, and everything else-- and know what you're getting before you buy. Once you're inside Rose Lake Forest, the best way to find your way around is with a map.