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Bear Lake, of Kalkaska County, is serenely located in Northern Michigan between Grayling and Kalkaska. Bear Lake Association informs and promotes the education of riparian property owners and other lake users about water issues and quality.
Bear Lake Association
Lakes & Ponds: Bear Lake, Cub Lake, Upper Black Lake, Middle Black Lake, South Black Lake, Mallard Lake, Kings Ponds, Johnson Lake, East Lakes, Cranberry Lake.
Rivers & Creeks: Manistee River, Black Creek, Clear Creek, Portage Creek.
Ask questions and make recommendations about services, share ideas about products and/or any general information (lake related or not) which may interest all the lake property owners.
News + Events
Stay up-to-date on our latest articles, press releases, and what we are doing to serve and bring change to our community.
2023 Annual Meeting Information
Here are the minutes and presentation from the Annual Meeting 2023 Bear Lake Association Annual Meeting Minutes DRAFT 2023 Annual Meeting – Presentation
For Your Awareness…
As a riparian, you may enjoy this online class: Introduction to Lakes Online State of the Great Lakes 2022 Report https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/state-of-the-great-lakes-2022-reports-a-refined-look-at-the-success-of-prevention-control-and-impact-mitigation-for-aquatic-invasive-species-in-the-great-lakes-msg23-sturtevant23 MI-DNR Wake Boat Report MI-DNR-REPORT-37 Did you know about the assistance provided by the fire …
New Loon Chick Arrives
After a two year absence, our loon couple finally have a new arrival. Born on either July 25th or 26th, the tiny bird has been seen several times riding on its parents’s back and even …
Tree Cutting Guide & Soil Erosion Permits
Laura Hendricks, the Kalkaska County Planning, Zoning & Soil Erosion administrator indicated that you may cut down any tree on your property up to 500 feet from the lake, even on the shoreline, without applying …
2022 4th of July Boat Parade
It was a very close vote. Christmas in July received 7 votes, Mermaid received 6 votes and Balloons received 3 votes. Thanx to all who voted. Congratulations to the Nichols/Koss boat for their creativity. …
Soil Erosion on Shoreline
The State of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) in an overview article of Part 91* indicates that: “A permit is generally required for any earth change activity which disturbs one or more acres of …
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