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

2020 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 21, 2020
*FEBRUARY 17, 2020
MARCH 17, 2020
APRIL 21, 2020
MAY 19, 2020
*JUNE 16, 2020 @ 9:00am
*JULY 21, 2020 @ 9:00am
*AUGUST 18, 2020 @ 9:00am
SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
OCTOBER 20, 2020
NOVEMBER 17, 2020
DECEMBER 15, 2020