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
Directions

Board Members

Jeff Harthun, Supervisor
Deanna Pattison, Clerk
Marsha Wood-Smith, Treasurer
Bill Ringel, Trustee
Janette May, Trustee

2022 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 18, 2022
FEBRUARY 15, 2022
MARCH 15, 2022
APRIL 19, 2022
MAY 17, 2022
*JUNE 21, 2022 @ 8:00am
*JULY 19, 2022 @ 8:00am
*AUGUST 16, 2022 @ 8:00am
SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
OCTOBER 18, 2022
NOVEMBER 15, 2022
DECEMBER 13, 2022