Parks


  • PLEASE NOTE:  RESERVATIONS WILL BE MADE ONLINE OR BY PHONE IN 2023! 14 Days notice will be given when the reservation system opens.
  • SOME SITE NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED AT BOTH MISSAUKEE AND CROOKED LAKE PARKS. 

Missaukee County Park Department Manager:

Grace Freese, Park Manager
E:mail: GFreese@missaukee.org

Seasonal Assistants:
Chris Shetenhelm
Bruce DeBoer

Park Department
105 South Canal, PO Box 800
Lake City, MI 49651

Park Hours - By Season
Off-season Office hours (October 15-May 15)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tues, Wed, Thur
(231) 839-7264 Phone
(231) 839-7001 Fax

Summer Office hours (May 15-October 15)
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 days a week
(231) 839-4945 Phone
(231) 839-7001 Fax

Department Functions:

  • Maintain the  County Parks in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Control and monitor all funds and spending
  • Answer and resolve Park related situations as needed
  • Create and monitor all reservations
  • Advise the Board of Commissioners

Park Rules
Lagoon Dock Map



TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EMERALD ASH BORER IN MISSAUKEE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS, FIREWOOD MUST BE PURCHASED LOCALLY.

FIREWOOD IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE WITHIN THE PARKS, AS WELL AS FROM LOCAL VENDORS.

Missaukee Lake Park
Located on beautiful Lake Missaukee
Reservations for 2023 will be made online with new software.  You may also call the park office to make a reservation.

The Parks Department will be ready to take 2023 reservations this fall. Stay tuned!

Over 1000 ft of sandy beach with excellent swimming
Wooden boardwalk along beach - improvements planned for 2023!
3 pavilions for group events
3 mini pavillions for day use
3 picnic areas with grills
Softball/baseball fields
96 campsites with full hookup
21 campsites with electricity
4 rustic cabins available
Modern restrooms w/showers
Lagoon with paved boat ramp and 80 boat slip rentals - improvements planned for 2023!
Sanitation station
Shops, laundry, and restaurants within walking distance
Vehicle permits are required
Please note: boat/boat trailer storage will be provided on Missaukee County property located at 592 N. Al Moses Road for 2023.
(This is .4 miles north of the boat launch exit, or a one minute drive).
Liability waiver and permit required. No storage of any boats or boat trailers within Missaukee County Park, including at campsites, in 2023.


Crooked Lake Park

Located on south side of Crooked Lake
9400 W Crooked Lake Road, Lake City MI 49651

beach & swimming
paved boat launch ramp - improvements planned for 2023!
Covered pavilion for events
Picnic area
35 campsites with electricity
17 rustic campsites
1 Rustic cabin
Sanitation station with well water
2 hand pump water wells in Park
Modern restrooms w/showers
Over 60 acres of Park to enjoy with marked hiking trails
First come, first served basis

Ben D. Jeffs River Park

Located on M-55 at the Muskegon River

Covered pavilion
Artesian water well approved for drinking
Picnic area
Canoe launch ramp
Vault-style toilets
Over 66 wooded acres along the Muskegon River
First come, first served basis