Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga: A 300-acre forested park on the shores of Pickerel Lake



Campground and Park Office
11000 Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga
Alanson, MI 49706
Phone: (231) 347-6536

Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga has 90 campsites with electricity and water, modern restrooms and showers, seven rental cabins (open year round), playground equipment, and open field game areas. The park also has a recreation hall/multi-use building which can accommodate family reunions, weddings, receptions, and meetings and an open-air pavilion where movies are played on Saturday nights through the summer season.


Annual Snowshoe Challenge race set for Feb. 21!


The 7th annual Camp Petosega Winterfest Snowshoe Challenge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the park on Pickerel Lake.

This fun annual event draws racers to the picturesque park for a snowshoeing challenge, beginning at the Rec Hall at Camp Petosega, 11000 Camp Petosega Road, Alanson.

Registration is $15 in advance or $20 race day. Checks payable to: Emmet County.

Mail to:

Emmet County
Attn: Laurie Gaetano
200 Division St.
Petoskey, MI  49770

Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served! And Snow or No, It's Still a Go! In past years, when the snow has melted at the time of the race, Emmet County has hosted a foot-race instead, so bring your tennis shoes and come out even if the snow happens to be gone!

Questions? Call Emmet County Parks and Rec at (231) 348-0014 or email


Several Cabins are available for winter-time camping each year. Click here to be directed to the page listing which cabins are available year round, plus rates and photos.

New for winter 2014-15: Snowshoe rentals at Petosega!


Emmet County's Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga and Headlands International Dark Sky Park are open year 'round and that includes for winter-time activities, too! Both parks offer free admission for day use and offer about 5 miles of trails through scenic woodlands, full of fresh white snow!

Pet-O-Se-Ga snowshoe rentals
Park visitors can rent snowshoes for a half day for just $5. Call Park Manager Mark at (231) 330-5217 or the camp office at (231) 347-6536 to reserve your pair before heading out to the park.

Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga is located on Pickerel Lake in Alanson; cabin rentals are available through the winter months too. The Headlands is located 2 miles west of downtown Mackinaw City on Headlands Road.

Emmet County hopes you get out and enjoy the many parks and recreation opportunities offered year 'round in Northwest Michigan!

Thank you for choosing Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga!

Petosega Welcome Letter

Download the brochure

Click on the image below to view the Pet-O-Se-Ga brochure and campground map.

Policy on cancellations

Please note that cabin and recreation hall deposits are non-refundable if the reservation is canceled at any time.


Camp Petosega Brochure