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
Welcome to 

Transporting firewood into the campground is prohibited!

We are Paul and Nancy Maitre, owners/operators of this beautiful campground. Together, we have over 80 years of camping experience. We've been and remain affiliated, with both the Camping and Amusement industries, this is our passion. We welcome your suggestions and comments. Please feel free to contact us at: 231-972-GILL (4455) or via e-mail

Site Types
Bluegill Lake Family Camping Resort offers a variety of sites types for overnight, weekly, monthly and seasonal stays.

Electric Only: Large, mature, shaded sites (sites 69-75)
Regular sites: Large, mature, shaded modern sites  (sites 3-17, 27-31, 37-48, 82-89 and 91-99)
Preferred sites: Large, mature, shaded modern sites that are conveniently located close to the washhouse, have spectacular view of the lake, offer pull-thru capability or back up to heavily wooded areas (sites 1-2, 18-20, 26, 32-36, 54-68, 76-81 and 90)
Premium sites: * Large, mature, shaded modern sites located on the waterfront (sites 21-23, 25 and 50-52)
Supreme sites: * Large, waterfront sites featuring a deck that overlooks the lake with the best view in the house (sites 24 & 53)
Cabins: * Waterfront location, one room with a storage loft area. Each sleeps 4 (1 full size bed and a twin bunk bed), small refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot, table w/4 stools, grill, fire ring and picnic table, window fan or space heater available depending on the  weather - personal items including bed linens/sleeping bags/pillows, cooking and eating utensils are not included in the rental and should be brought with you
Group sites: Due to our layout, we have the ability to place groups together, depending on camping requirements. Larger groups, call for more information (231)972-GILL (4455)

Other Amenities​
Camp Store: Featuring groceries, ice cream, firewood**, ice, boat rentals, novelty items, candy, fishing items, and camping supplies 
Recreation/Activities Building: Spacious, clean, enclosed facility with ping-pong, foosball, board games, planned activities (weekends and holidays), and book exchange. Also available for family gatherings and group rentals
Beach Area: Clean, sandy area located close to the store/office with water inflatables for the enjoyment of our guests
Primitive Picnic Area: Offering a private setting with spectacular views of the lake, hand pump water, and outhouse
Amenities: Nature trails, boat rentals (canoes, kayaks, paddle and row boats), fun cycle rentals, fishing*, themed weekends with planned activities/crafts, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and a playground area with swings, teeter-totter, sand box, a play structure 
Dump Station: Conveniently located by the washhouse, honeywagon services available for extended stays (contact office for details)

Local community activities are listed (with links when available) on our Information page 

In order to improve the quality of the fishing at Bluegill Lake, currently we have initiated  "Catch and Release"​ fishing. Turtles should be left alone, if caught by accident, notify the office. When you hook that trophy fish, let us know, we'll take a picture for you and our "Wall of Fame" 

* All waterfront sites offer beautiful views of the lake but not necessarily access to the lake.
** Transporting firewood into the campground is not permitted. It is available for purchase at the camp store.