Welcome to Bear Lake Township

Bear Lake Township is a rural residential community (population 1465, 2010 Census) located in the Northern part of Manistee County. Our community's greatest assets are our beautiful lakes and creeks. The largest lake being the 1800-acre Bear Lake (of which approximately 590 acres are within the Township's 36 square miles). Bear Lake Township is also home of many other smaller kettle-hole lakes as well as numerous creeks that dot our landscape.

Today, over two thirds of the Township is dedicated to either agriculture or forest, while about a quarter is used for residential purposes. The remaining land is divided among commercial, institutional, and leisure purposes. The US-31 Commercial Corridor has business offering a variety of retail, medical services and leisure activities to the community.

Township Hall Info

Phone: (231) 864-3620
Fax: (231) 864-3999

7771 Lake St.
Bear Lake, MI 49614
P.O. Box 187

Board Members

Jeff Harthun, Supervisor
Deanna Pattison, Clerk
Julie Griffis, Treasurer
Bill Ringel, Trustee
Janette May, Trustee

2018 Board Meeting Dates

Bear Lake Township board meetings will be held at the Bear Lake Township Hall 7771 Lake St., Bear Lake MI Tuesday, at 7:00pm of the following dates:

January 17, 2018
February 20, 2018
March 20, 2018
April 17, 2018
May 15, 2018
*June 19, 2018 @ 9:00am
*July 17, 2018 @ 9:00am
August 21, 2018
September 18, 2018
October 16, 2018
November 20, 2018
December 18, 2018