Welcome to Lake Township!

Lake Township is located at 8105 W. Kelly Rd. in Missaukee County, Michigan, 49651.   You can contact Lake Township officials at (231) 839-7655.

The Lake Township Board meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Township Hall.


The FINAL DRAFT of the Lake Township Recreation Plan has been approved by the board and is open to PUBLIC COMMENT.
Comments are welcome and can be submitted by mail, or email.
Copies of the plan are available for review at the following locations: Lake Township Hall, County Clerk, Library, and the Chamber of Commerce
The time for comments has been extended to October 1, 2016.  Please submit written comments to: 
 Lake Township 8105 W. Kelly Rd. or by email to: or - Rec Plan Committee Chair
Click the link below to view PDF 

There will be a Public Hearing on the Rec Plan at the next meeting of the Township Board on October 12, 2016 at 6:30pm.  The Board will vote on whether to approve of the Rec Plan later in the meeting.   

Lake Township - Rec Plan FINAL_08-05-16



An AIS (aquatic invasive species), Landing Blitz was held in Missaukee County on Friday, July 8th.

The AIS Landing Blitz is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through recreational boating and related activities. Lake Township is partnering with Missaukee Lake Association, Missaukee Conservation District, North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and the DEQ Water Resources Division, to educate people about the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Landing Blitz was held at the 5 boat launches in Missaukee County, including Missaukee County Park boat launch lagoon, Green Road, Sapphire Lake, Crooked Lake at Poplar Street, and Crooked Lake County Park. 

Watch this video from the DEQ to learn how to properly clean your boat:
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Lake Township in Missaukee County, Michigan was organized in 1883. The Lake Township hall is located at the corner of Dickerson Road and Kelly Road. The original township hall was a two-story building built in 1884 in the Village of Jennings. The second story of the original township hall was moved to the present site in 1924. In the early 1900’s Jennings had approximately 2000 inhabitants and was engaged in the lumbering business. Several houses were moved from Jennings to Cadillac after the lumber mills closed. Today Jennings is considered a ghost town.

The population in Lake Township is approximately 2,500, according to the 2000 census and remains about the same today. Tourism is a primary industry of Lake Township. Many people living in the township work in the nearby city of Cadillac.

Lake Township has four main lakes. They are Lake Missaukee, Sapphire Lake, Crooked Lake, and Round Lake. Round Lake is privately owned and does not have a public access site. The other three lakes are all-season recreational lakes and all have public access. The Clam River also runs through the township and is considered a premier trout-fishing river.

There is a Township Park on the Clam River, located on M-55, that can be used for picnics and fishing. Crooked Lake County Park is located in Lake Township and is used for camping, picnics, fishing and boating on the lake. There is a boat launch area on Crooked Lake.   

Lake Township Parcel Map Viewer
Assessment Data, Record Cards and Sales Search: BS&A Software – Assessment Database

Lake Township residents may rent the township hall for functions concerning his/her immediate family. Please call the township hall at 231-839-7655 for information about cost,available dates and times. The best time to call is between Tuesday's and Thursday's 10 A.M - 2 P.M. or you may leave a voice mail then your call will be returned.

NOTICE: The Michigan Public Service Commission is advising the township that they are responsible for handling video/cable customer complaints. If customers cannot resolve the complaint by contacting their video/cable company directly, they may contact the MPSC for assistance at: Telephone: (866) 552-7725 Fax: (517) 241-2400 Mail: Michigan Public Service Commission Attn: Video Franchising 6545 Mercantile Way Lansing, MI 48909

The Lake Township Hall is located at 8105 W Kelly Rd on the corner of S. Dickerson Rd in Lake City, Michigan.  Please view the map below for directions to our township hall.