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.

Page Resources

Life EMS Report July - Sept

September 2018 Auction List 8-18

Emergency Alerts


Calendar of Events

Jan 21
9:30 am
Martin Luther Day - Holiday
Jan 23
9:30 am
Board Room
Board Meeting
Jan 23
10:30 am
Board Room
Health Education & Human Services Meeting
Feb 4
12:15 pm
Board Room
Regular Office Hours for State Representative Scott VanSingel
Feb 6
9:30 am
Board Room
Finance Committee Meeting