Welcome to the Newaygo County Website

Newaygo County invites you to explore our new website. Many of the services and information offered by Newaygo County can be accessed online through this website. We will continue to update and enhance our site to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Having this information available at your convenience via the Internet is one more way Newaygo County strives to serve its community and the public better.




About Newaygo County

Newaygo County was named after Chippewa Indian Chief: Naw-wa-goo, one of the signers of the Treaty of Saginaw in 1812. The county has over 230 natural lakes and over 350 miles of rivers and streams. Three huge dams were built after the turn of the century: Croton, Hardy and Newaygo. Croton and Hardy Dams remain today, with Hardy the largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi.

 

Today Newaygo County relies on tourism as its main economic support, with agriculture and small manufacturing secondary. The Muskegon River continues to be the main attraction for summer cottage residents and fishermen, who find it nearly the best source for steelhead in the spring and salmon in the fall anywhere in Michigan. Hunting, camping and RV’ing are also excellent, as over half the county is contained in the Manistee National Forest.



Calendar of Events


Feb 5
12:00 pm
Board of Commissioners Room
Show Cause Hearing
Sep 24
9:30 am
Board of Commissioners Room
Board of Commissioners Meeting
Sep 24
10:30 am
Board of Commissioners Room
Health, Education & Human Services Committee Meeting
Sep 25
11:00 am
Board of Commissioners Room
Newaygo County Library Board Meeting
Oct 1
9:30 am
Board of Commissioners Room
Finance Committee Meeting