Emmet County Parks & Recreation

Emmet County is located in the northwestern most part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The county consists of a total of 295,040 acres, which includes: 197,677 acres of forested land; 10,400 acres of inland water; and 68 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, making Emmet County one of the more scenic counties in the state of Michigan.

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Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga  (231) 347-6536

Community Center (231) 348-5479
Headlands (231) 436-4051

McGulpin Point (231) 436-5860

International Dark Sky Park, Headlands (231) 348-1704



Take a self-guided cell phone tour of Emmet County's parks & recreational sites

Look for these signs at OnCell stops around the county.

During the summer season each year, Emmet County and several partner organizations offer a self-guided cell phone tour at county parks and other significant properties and attractions throughout Northwest Michigan.

The OnCell service is once again active for the season and includes a number of new stops added to the dozens that are already active. Visit destinations throughout Emmet County, Mackinaw City, Mackinaw's Heritage Village, Pellston and now along the Bear River corridor in Petoskey to hear more about the history and unique features of these sites. Each site is marked with a sign with instructions on how to access the audio (some signs will be placed in the coming days); they're found along sidewalks, walkways and trails. You can either dial the main number and punch in the stop number to hear the audio or scan the QR code to be taken directly to the audio.

The County partners with Mackinaw City, Heritage Village and the city of Petoskey in this unique recreational offering. Click here to download the complete brochure with stops listed; if you'd like one mailed to you at no cost, email bpiehl@emmetcounty.org or call (231) 348-1704. If your site would be interested in taking part in the self-guided cell phone tour program, contact Beth Anne Piehl at the email or phone number above.

Emmet County Parks

Mailing Address: 200 Division St., Ste G74, Petoskey MI 49770

Emmet County maintains several county parks and is also the home of three Michigan State Parks: