Bergland Township logo Gateway to Lake Gogebic

Ontonagon County, Michigan

Welcome to Bergland Township

Bergland Township, located in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, is the Gateway to Lake Gogebic, the U.P.’s largest inland lake!

Please see the ANNOUNCEMENTS page for information about the community survey and an error in tax billing.

The township government provides a variety of important public services: fire protection, water and sewer utilities, parks, cemeteries, building and zoning permitting, assessment and taxation, and elections. Bergland Township is governed by a five-member board of trustees.

Our township is nestled in the million-acre Ottawa National Forest and slightly south of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan’s largest state park. Outdoor activities are plentiful in both the summer and the winter. There is easy access to hundreds of miles of off-road vehicle, snowmobile, and hiking trails. The Bergland Township Park is a pleasant and convenient home base for recreation.

Come stay with us awhile!

Sunset at a lake

Quick Link for Residents

Permits & Ordinances

Get permits for building construction and  view ordinances.

Zoning

Visit our page with information on zoning and our planning commission.

Township Board Schedule

Click to view our PDF meeting schedule.

Visitor Activities

Porcupine Mountains Lake of the Clouds

State Parks and National Forest

Bergland Township is located near the south end of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Michigan’s largest state park. Just south of the township is Lake Gogebic State Park. The Ottawa National Forest is all around Bergland and offers a million acres of land for both developed and undeveloped recreation activities. The Trap Hills, in the northeastern part of the township, offer interesting terrain for sightseeing and trail sports.

Campground behind park sign

Camp on Lake Gogebic

On Bergland Bay, the Bergland Township Campground offers 21 campsites, many with views of the glistening waters of Lake Gogebic. Gorgeous sunrise and sunset views from this slice of paradise featuring sand beach, playground, showers and toilets. Great for tenting or RVs.

Simple sites. Beautiful views.

Township Park beach and lake in sun

Activities

Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is our #1 attraction. We have a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy in Bergland Township as well as the surrounding areas. Enjoy the following activities:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Color tours
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowmobiling and ORVing
  • And more

Come and visit any time of the year!