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Mullett Lake, Michigan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Inverness Township, Cheboygan County, in the Northern Lower Peninsula.

The community is on the northwestern shores of Mullett Lake, west of the mouth of the Cheboygan River.

Several areas of the community receive mail through the Cheboygan post office, to the north, as the Mullett Lake post office provides only post office box service. The community is accessed through M-27 (Straits Highway). Other routes include Wing Road, Polish Line Road, and Baier Road. The only city or village within twenty miles of the community is Cheboygan, although the unincorporated communities of Riggsville and Topinabee are nearby.

The community was named for Mullett Lake, a 16,630-acre body of water that was itself named for John Mullett who, along with William A. Burt, surveyed the area for the federal government between 1840 and 1843. Over the years, Mullett Lake has been known as Mullet Lake, Mullet's Lake, and Mullett's Lake. There are two public access sites on the lake, as well as several marinas. It is the fifth-largest lake in Michigan.

The CDP includes a historic former Michigan Central Railroad train depot, situated at the end of Polish Line Road, adjacent to the lake. While in operation, the railroad line was the main connection between Detroit and Mackinaw City. The building was purchased by a former railroad employee, who turned it into a family cottage, while the rail line now serves as the North Central State Trail.

The North Central State Trail is a 62-mile recreational rail-trail that follows a route that is generally parallel to I-75, extending from Gaylord to Mackinaw City, connecting to the North Western State Trail, which connects to the North Eastern State Trail. The trail borders a large section of the Mullett Lake shoreline, as well as the Cheboygan River.

In 1849, Donald McDougal became the first permanent European-American settler. L.P. Riggs came the following year, followed by Anson R. Dodge, who homesteaded in the area. The community was first known as Dodge's Point, after Mr. Dodge. A post office was established in the community on March 11, 1873, as Mullet Lake, with a single "t" ending, which was not corrected until the community was named a census-designated place. Mr. Dodge was the first postmaster.

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