Donnell Lake Homes For Sale

Donnell Lake Homes for Sale

Donnell Lake, in Central Cass County, is a perfect place for buyers looking for waterfront properties. At Donnell Lake, homes for sale range from $175,000 to $900,000 and up. About 60 percent of the homes near Donnell Lake Michigan are occupied seasonally. But, if you’re looking for homes for sale in Donnell Lake Michigan, you’re sure to find one that suits your liking and lifestyle. 

About Donnell Lake

The lake is two miles southeast of Vandalia, about 35 minutes from Notre Dame, and two hours from Chicago. Donnell Lake is a 294-acre all-sports lake with a depth up to 68 feet. Also, it has a shoreline of 15 to 20 miles, with a two-acre island on the eastern end. About 20 years ago, a sewer system was installed to improve water quality. As a result, the quality of water in the lake has been high. And the marinas at Diamond Lake, Eagle Lake, and Corey Lake serve Donnell Lake residents.

Things to do near Donnell Lake

About one-third of Donnell Lake is less than 20 feet deep, so fishing is good for bluegill, pike, walleye, and perch. Also, you can visit Dr. T.K. Lawless Park which is just east of Donnell lake. And if you’re a golfer, indulge in four golf courses just within 20 minutes from the lake. Still another activity you can do is skiing at the Swiss Valley, which is just 15 minutes northeast too. Other activities you can do include visiting museums and watching theaters in South Bend and Elkhart. 

Dine and Shop

Some of the favorite bars and restaurants at Donnell Lake include: 

  • Zeke’s Restaurant in Dowagiac
  • The Friendly Grille and Tavern near Jones
  • The Rock at Big Fish Lake near Marcellus

Also, there are grocery and hardware stores in the area — Meijer’s, Harding’s, Home Depot, and Menard’s. Moreover, there’s Shipshewana shopping within an hour from the lake. Furthermore, you can check out some 50 wineries that operate within 50 miles, including St. Julian in Paw Paw which is about a half-hour away.

Donnell Lake Conservation Club

Every year, the Donnell Lake Conservation Club publishes a newsletter and sponsors a half-dozen events. These events include a corn and sausage roast, pancake breakfast, youth fishing tournament, Poker Run, and Independence Day fireworks display.


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