Camp Petosega

Camp Petosega is a treasured family campground on the shores of Pickerel Lake in Emmet County, Michigan. 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 Berry Creek meander through this rural Emmet County park property. A sandy beach makes for a perfect daytime get-away.

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Campground and Park Office
11000 Camp Petosega Road, Alanson, MI 49706
Phone: (231) 347-6536

Email: [email protected]

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Join Emmet County Parks and Recreation for a 5K fun run at Camp Petosega on May 14, 2022 starting at 10 a.m. All ages are welcome and participants may run or walk this event. Proceeds from this event will benefit local parks and facilities. 

Click here to view the full flyer Camp Petosega’s 5K Fun Run or for registration information click here Camp Petosega’s 5K Fun Run Registration.

For more information, please call the park programming coordinator at (231)348-5479 or email [email protected].


Saturday, October 2nd
Saturday October 9th
Reserve your campsite online now and join us for one of our super fun Halloween Weekends on Saturday, October 2, or on Saturday, October 9! Park staff will be giving an award to the Best Decorated Campsite so campers are encouraged to spruce up their sites to get in the Halloween spirit! Trick-or-treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. with vehicle traffic restricted during that time through the campground. Emmet County Parks and Recreation staff will have free hot dogs, chips, and drinks near the campground office followed by a free Haunted Trail open 7-9 p.m. All activities are weather-permitting and the general public is welcome to come out and join in the fun! For more information, please call the park programming coordinator at (231) 348-5479 or email [email protected].

(NOTE: Camp Petosega only accepts online reservations made at least seven days in advance. If the date you want to camp is less than seven days away, you will need to call the campground office at (231) 347-6536 to check availability and reserve a site.)

To view campground availability or to reserve any park facility or campsite, please go to our offsite, online reservation site linked below. For questions about specific reservations, please call (231) 347-6536. Or, if you prefer, send an email to [email protected] and someone will get in touch with you soon.

Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us