Welcome to Blue Lake Township!

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You may now pay your tax bill by credit card.

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Proposed Zoning Changes

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Blue Lake Township     

Blue Lake Township is 36 square miles and has 17 named lakes and several other ponds and streams. The Township is 70% owned by the State of Michigan and has a residential population of 387 (2010 census) but many more on weekends when our vacation home owners are here. The area is a wonderful place for recreation as the lakes provide opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing and there are many trails through the area woods for hiking, ORV’s, cross county skiing, and Snowmobile’s. Our roads are mostly paved and because of the light traffic are used by walkers and bikers.

Please feel free to stop by the Township Hall; we would like to meet you. You are also welcome to attend the Board meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.  Office hours are listed on the Department and Services page.  Several of the latest Newsletters are available on the left.  A secure drop box is available at the Township Hall (between the two doors) to leave any documents or correspondence when the Hall is not open. 

Township Hall Location

10599 Twin Lake Rd NE
Mancelona, MI 49659
(231) 587-8354
(231) 587-4066 (Fax)


This page last updated on 7/24/2019.
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What's New in Blue Lake Twp.

New requirement for Land Divisions:  Land divisions for lots along public roads now require a review by the Kalkaska Road Commission for Access to the road before they can be approved.  See new land division ordinance in the Zoning dept area.

Public meeting for Zoning Regulation changes:  A meeting will be held on August 3rd at 9:00 am at the Blue Lake Township Hall to discuss proposed changes to the Township Zoning Regulations.  Following are the documents with the proposed changes:


Schedule of regulations

Schedule of regulations footnotes

Home business


Lake High Speed Boating Times were Printed incorrectly in the latest newsletter, the correct times are "No High Speed Boating from 7:30 pm to 11:00 am".  Sorry for the Confusion.

2016 Master Plan draft

See Major Accomplishment over the last 15 years on the Township Board Page.






Blue Lake Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan | 10599 Twin Lake Road NE| Mancelona, MI 49659 | (231) 587-8354