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Former Camp Manitou Campground and Retreat Center

A great opportunity for recreational or residential use. This property is currently operated as a camp/retreat center. Located in Southwest Michigan near the Indiana border this property has over 50 acres of rolling terrain and 1400 feet of lake frontage. In addition it features a 10,000 square foot modern Lodge facility with a fully functional commercial kitchen. This property lends itself to many uses including religious, educational and recreational. It would be a great location for a private lakefront estate or as a corporate retreat center. This location makes it accessible to Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids and other large metropolitan areas in Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana and Illinois. 

General Information

Street Address: 17585 McKenzie St
Cassopolis (Volinia Township), Cass County, MI 49031
Cross Streets: 6 miles southwest of Marcellus. From downtown Marcellus continue west on Marcellus Highway (~3 1/2 miles) to the flashing light.  Turn south onLawrence Rd. at flashing light and go two miles to McKenzie St.  Turn west on McKenzie (the road becomes gravel) and go 1/2 mile to the campground entrance.  Enter the gate and go south 3/4 mile to the main lodge.

Key Benefits

Parcel Data: This property is irregular in shape. The topography is very rolling with a mixture of wooded and open areas. The property has about 1400 feet of lake frontage on Little Fish Lake, which is an all sports lake. The vegetation is a mix of conifer and hardwood trees. According to a wetlands survey there are very little wetlands on this site. The property has good elevation with high ground that drains towards Little Fish Lake. This property has been used as a campground/retreat center. It has a very modern Lodge Building which has been completely remodeled and includes a commercial kitchen with restaurant quality amenities along with a sprinkler system. There are about 50 campsites some of which are improved that can accommodate RVs as well as tents. In addition to the campsites there are 10 rustic cabins that offer plenty of space for overnight accommodations along with two bath houses. A caretaker’s house is also situated on the property. In addition there are several outdoor pavilions and recreational areas.
Land Size: 50.62 Acres
Property ID: 14-140-035-002-00
Taxes: Exempt
SEV: Exempt
Zoning: LF / Lake Frontage
Utilities: Electricity, Propane Gas, Well Water, Septic System
Water Features: Approximately 1400 feet of frontage on Little Fish Lake
Campground: 50 improved and rustic campsites for both tents and RVs
Lodge Building: This building is about 5 years old. It has approximately 10 048 square feet of building space along with a 1960 square foot screened in porch. The building has a large common area/assembly area with a natural fireplace, a dining room, fully furnished commercial kitchen with a walk in cooler and freezer, 4 restrooms, a propane fired forced air/central air HVAC system and a complete sprinkler/fire suppression system. There is a 16 X 32 pump house which operates the sprinkler system.
Cabins: There are 10/11 primitive cabins on site along with two bath houses for showers.
House: There is a 1200 sq ft modular caretakers residence along with a storage garage and several dining pavilions.
Occupancy: Negotiable
Extras: Seats 400, 3 classrooms, 4 restrooms, 4 offices, fellowship hall, kitchen, balcony, stained glass windows, handicap ramp/chairlift, conference room, sacristy.