Parks are open May 1st to October 1st
The great outdoors doesn't get much better than in Montcalm County. You're invited to discover the many excellent family-oriented recreation adventures to be found - hiking, biking, jogging, exploring, swimming, and getting close to nature.
There's unlimited scenery, many lakes and rivers to test the most avid fisherman, and an extensive parks system. The Montcalm County Parks and Recreation Commission invites you to come and explore Montcalm's beautiful county parks.
Ford Lincoln Park reservations for 2023 will begin Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 8 am, and day parks beginning Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 8 am Please call the parks reservation line at 989-831-3599.
Park Reservation can be paid for using the online payment website.
All reservations must be confirmed through the Controller's office prior to making payments.
County Owned Parks
Schmeid Park 5603 Caroline Drive, Lakeview MI 48850
Camp Ford Lincoln 6551 Schmeid Road, Lakeview MI 48850
Located East of Lakeview on the north end of Towline Lake, it is the county's only overnight park. Situated on 3 acres, Camp For Lincoln offers facilities for multiple days of lodging and/or outings. There are four rustic bunk houses that sleep up to 38 people comfortably (4 bunk beds per cabin, 26 are twin and 6 are full on the bottom bunk only) and one that is handicap accessible. There is a large, well equipped kitchen and heated dining hall with hot showers and restrooms. A covered pavilion also graces the camp, with picnic tables, grills, a place to play volleyball and basket ball, a swing set, a boat dock for fishing, and swimming at your own risk. Limited RV camping is allowed. There are four 50 amp pedestals available, no water hookups or waste facilities. This facility is available by reservation only.
It is an excellent place for special events such as company picnics, family reunions, wedding parties, church camps, company workshops, seminars, youth groups, and similar events.