Otsego Lake State Park

7136 Old 27 South
Gaylord, MI 49735


Otsego Lake State Park is shaded with large oak, maple and pine. It encompasses 62 acres and provides more than a half mile of sandy beach and large sites near or within sight of the lake. The majority of the sites are large, flat and shady. Otsego Lake was established as a state park in 1920.

Otsego Lake State Park - located just south of Gaylord - is home to more than a half mile of sandy beach, a campground, picnic area, a boat launch and much more.


Fishing: For those without a boat, the park has an accessible fishing pier. Fishing is generally good year-round. Species include bluegill, perch, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and sturgeon.

Paddlesports: Otsego Lake is great for paddling.

Pet-Friendly Area: There is a section of pet-friendly shoreline on Otsego Lake; however, it is only accessible via a flight of stairs near site 64 at the far north end of the campground. During times of high water, this area becomes even less accessible. Pets must be on a six-foot leash and under the owner's immediate control at all times. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles. For more information, please contact the park.

Swimming: There is a universally accessible swim beach located in the park. A beach wheelchair is available upon request.


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Beach: A universally accessible boardwalk leads to the swimming beach in park.

Fishing Pier: There is a universally accessible fishing pier (seasonal) located in the day-use area near the boat launch.

Picnic Area: Fire pits/grills available.

Playground: There is a swing set and slide, volleyball court, basketball court and horseshoe pits in the playground.

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