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Welcome to Onekama


Offering the combination of Lake Michigan and Portage Lake, Onekama is an unbeatable Northern Michigan destination whether its to live, work or vacation. We are surrounded by nature's bounty of fresh water, sand and National Forest.  Onekama boasts excellent fishing, water sports, skiing, lodging, restaurants, shopping and more.


Onekama serves as the southern gateway for the M22 Scenic Heritage Route, ending in Traverse City Michigan.

M-22 Highway’s outstanding natural beauty is breathtaking and is one of our treasures we hope you will enjoy.

We are the Two Lake Town where the pace is slower, the people are friendlier and the beaches are cleaner.

News & Notices

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The Onekama Township Planning Commission is in process of updating the Onekama Township Master Plan and would like your opinions on various needs of the plan. In the past 5 years, we have surveyed the public on water quality and watershed issues, masterplan successes and shortcomings and recreation needs and desires for the township. Those surveys were used to update the Portage Lake Watershed Forever 5 year plan and the Onekama Township Parks and Recreation plan

We have another survey we would like you to participate in so we can get input on land use – zoning needs and ordinances.

If you are a full time resident, seasonal resident, renter or associated with one of the church camps in the township, please take 10-15 minutes to complete this survey

All of the surveys done over the past 5 years will then be used to assist the Planning Commission develop and update the Onekama Township master plan.

Here is a link to the current master plan:

Here is the link to the survey:


Thank you for your help in this matter-


The Portage Lake Association OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter is now available!

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In 2015, M22 was named Best Scenic Autumn Drive in America by USA Today and 10Best Readers.  Read more here.

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Fishing Reports

Click here for Onekama area fishing information and reports. Discover world-class fishing.

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Onekama Township

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Onekama Village

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Portage Point Inn

Follow the journey of the Portage Point Inn as it transforms.

About Onekama

Onekama Michigan is a beautiful community made of caring residents, long-time resorters, strong businesses and two picturesque lakes - Portage Lake and Lake Michigan. The Village of Onekama and Onekama Township, along with a community of churches and resources, Portage Lake Watershed Forever, talented fishermen and great hotels and resorts, strive to keep Onekama a great place to live, work, play and visit!

About Portage Lake Association

Making our community a more enjoyable place to live, work and play is our purpose. We are non-political and concentrate on smaller, achievable projects to build our momentum. From summer concerts in the park, bright street side flowers and stunning fireworks to a picture-perfect fall festival complete with scarecrows - The Portage Lake Association of Onekama makes this possible.

Join the Portage Lake Association or donate to one of our many community projects.

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Onekama Is the Gateway Community to M22

The community of Onekama is the first town you come across while heading north on the now-famous M-22 highway. 

Check out our M22 song - lyrics included!

Watch the Pure Michigan Fall on the North Coast video.

(Video by Pure Michigan.

Local Calendar of Events

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Check out the efforts of Renew Onekama, a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to fostering smart economic development within the Village of Onekama and Onekama Township.