Welcome to 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 Cedar Creek meander through this 300-acre Emmet County park property. A sandy beach makes for a perfect daytime get-away. The 2019 season kicks off May 1. The registration office and gift shop are open May 1 through May 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 24 through September 30 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Father's Day Pancake Breakfast

Each year, Emmet County Parks and Recreation invites the public and campers to a free pancake and sausage breakfast on Father’s Day at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga. The 2019 breakfast takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, at the Rec Hall. There is no charge for the breakfast. See the full-size event flyer here.

Parks & Rec Job Openings

With warmer weather just around the corner, Camp Petosega is now hiring a park campground coordinator and a park attendant. There are also several openings in Emmet County Parks and Recreation at other county facilities.

To view all openings, read job descriptions and to apply online, please visit our county website.

Plan your next event here!

Plan your wedding, business retreat, family reunion, parties, youth and sporting group activities and day camps at Camp Petosega! Families are welcome to use the playground at the park for children’s birthday parties as well. The Rec Hall and the open-air pavilion in a park setting make Petosega the perfect place for your next event. Call the office for details: (231) 347-6536 or email CampPetosega@emmetcounty.org. Click the link for rental options!



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