Rose Lake Campground, Expansion and Utility Upgrade Recommendations
The Parks Commission commissioned Lapham Associates to conduct a field inspection and survey to obtain information regarding the existing layout of the Rose Lake Campground. After conducting the survey, reviewing the desires of the Parks Commission, and discussing options, recommendations were made regarding the campground expansion and upgrades to utilities in Sections I, J, and L. Their Rose Lake Campground, Expansion and Utility Upgrade Recommendations report is posted for review.
Osceola Parks Recreation Plan:
The Osceola County Parks Commission is in the process of updating the County's Recreation Plan. The Parks Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 6:00 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the County Courthouse, Reed City, Michigan for the purpose of taking input on the County's proposed Five Year Recreation Plan. The DRAFT Recreation Plan can be viewed prior to the public hearing online or at the County's Community Development Office, 301 W. Upton, Reed City. In addition to the public hearing, comments can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent through postal mail to:
Osceola County Parks
301 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677
Contact the Osceola County Community Development Office at (231) 832-7397 with questions.
Osceola County Parks 2017 Paid Positions
The Osceola County Parks is looking for paid employees and work campers for 2017. Please see the employment page under the Government tab for review of the parks job descriptions. All job applicants will have to fill out an application. Applications can be found on the website home page by clicking on the forms and worksheets tab, clicking the employment tab, and clicking on the application form.
Osceola County Parks Group Camping Procedure
The Osceola County Parks has an established Group Camping procedure
1.) A group camping form will be filled out when requesting more than 2 additional sites in one person’s name at either park. 2.) Secure this group camping with a deposit that can be refunded of $30.00 after sites are vacated.
3.) Group camping requires a minimum stay of 2 nights per site.
4.) Holiday weekends and lakefront property requires a minimum 3 night stay.
5.) Two sites can be reserved for group camping per person calling in. All others in the party will either have to call in to reserve their site or fill out a form with the other party’s information prior to confirmation of the reservation. These forms can be found under the parks home page.
6.) We will hold the sites for two weeks for others to call in or the form to be received. Monies will have to be paid up front with the reservation.
7.) If information is not received within two weeks, the sites will be released for others to rent. If the form is received with incorrect information, a phone call will be placed to the individual filling out the form for updated information, otherwise the sites can be released for others to rent.
2017 Park Activities
Please refer to our Spring 2017 Newsletter for a listing of all 2017 Osceola County Parks activities. Page 2 lists all the activities and dates.
Electrical Deposit Increase
The Osceola County Parks Commission has increased the electric deposit for seasonal campers from $50.00 to $100.00. This will help accommodate for non-payment of some electric payments from seasonal campers not returning not paying their final electric payment.
Pet Cleanup Deposit
The Osceola County Parks has put into place a pet cleanup deposit of $25.00 for individuals that do not clean up after their pets. The deposit will be required for individuals who camp and neglect to clean up or take care of pets properly. The $25.00 deposit can be refunded if you properly care for your pet while camping.
Park Survey / Comments
If you would like to complete our survey or provide comments you can do so with our Survey / Comment form..