Camp Petosega

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


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Camp Petosega is a treasured family campground on the shores of Pickerel Lake in the eastern part of Emmet County. With 90 campsites and seven rental cabins, families and individuals can find their perfect spot at this wooded, peaceful campground situated on 300 forested acres. Petosega is a favorite day-use park that is always free! Miles of wooded trails and the peaceful Cedar Creek meander through this Emmet County park property. A sandy beach makes for a perfect daytime get-away or, in the winter put on your snowshoes for a hike along Berry Creek.

Our regular season of operation runs May 1 through Labor Day. After Labor Day, reservations are no longer taken with the campground then operating on a first-come, first-served basis (except for weekends when the campground is celebrating Halloween). When you arrive to the campground, please fill out the self-registration form, place cash or check in the front door and campground staff will deliver permits to the site. With our staff reduced following Labor Day, hours of operation for the registration office and gift shop vary. Please call (231) 347-6536 if you have questions or encounter any problems. Or, if you prefer, send an email to and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.

For several weeks in the early summer of 2020, visitors to Camp Petosega will have to travel to the campground only from Pickerel Lake Road. Emmet County Road Commission has plans to replace the culverts on Banwell Road over Berry Creek, just north of Camp Petosega Road. Though the exact dates are not yet known, removal of the culverts and bridge installation is expected to take approximately four weeks, with the construction likely to begin in late June or early July, depending on weather. Emmet County residents visiting Camp Petosega will need to use Pickerel Lake Road as traveling to the park from the north will be restricted during the bridge work. Please click on this notice for more information including a map showing where the construction will take place.


Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
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