Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort

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"Bluegill Lake, Catch the Fun"

Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort 
15854 Pretty Lake Drive, Mecosta, MI 49332 
​231-972-GILL (4455) 
GPS Coordinates: Longitude -85.228844, Latitude 43.696331

Transporting firewood into the campground is prohibited!
This page is designed to give our guests updates of important information, specials and  news that could affect your travels and/or influence when you choose to book your reservations.
Catch & Release Fishing: 
Bluegill Lake has a "Catch and Release" policy for fishing, we'd rather hear 100 kids squealing than  than 1 sportsman bragging! In order to make this successful program we prefer the use of barbless hooks (for this reason treble hooks should be avoided).

How to make a barbless hook as shown on "Catch-and-release fishing is done for sport as well as to meet minimum legal size legal size requirements for keeping fish. This is important so that fish have the opportunity to grow and breed, which helps to keep the fish population stable. Fishing with a barbless hook makes releasing fish a much easier task, as the fish does not become stuck on the sharp, pointy barb on the end of the hook. This also a more humane way of fishing as it does not cause the fish as much pain.        Difficulty: Easy                    
Things you'll need:  Needle-nosed pliers, barbed hook(s), medium-grit sandpaper.

1.  Place your needle-nosed pliers on the end of the fish hook over the barb. The barb is the small pointy part that
    sticks out near the end of the fishing hook.
2. Press down firmly but gently over the barb to flatten it. 
3. Use medium-grit sandpaper to smooth any rough edges on the barb. Use as a normal hook for fishing."
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are forced into a home construction project. Every attempt will be made to minimize the impact on camping quality. 
We apologize and thank you for your understanding.
The camping season at Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort has ended for 2022. 
We will be reopening on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 1:00pm for camping. 
A few seasonal sites have opened up for the 2023 camping season. For more information of which sites are available and to make an appointment to tour the campground, please call the office at 231-972-GILL (4455)