Long Lake Park
Long Lake Park provides a tranquil setting for many group events and also offers great opportunities for swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. The highlight of the park is Long Lake itself. The park encompasses the northern two-thirds of the lake, with a mile of shoreline featuring forested picnic areas, wetlands, and a public beach. Long Lake Park also includes five picnic areas, an open shelter and an enclosed shelter house, all available for group reservations.
13747 Krauskopf NE
Sparta, MI 49345
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Picnics & Group Events
The group reservation facilities at Long Lake Park are found on both sides of the lake. The enclosed shelter on the northeast side of the park is across the main drive from the park’s beach. The shelter accommodates up to 150 people and includes a kitchen and restrooms. The park’s five picnic areas surround the lake and each has tables to seat about 125 people. The open shelter also offers a good view of the lake and is near a playground.
Long Lake covers more than 50 acres, the majority of its scenic shoreline within the boundaries of Long Lake Park. It’s a great place for kayaking and canoeing! The park has a boat launch for non-motorized boats (small electric motors allowed) off Long Lake Drive NW, just south of the picnic areas on the west side of the lake. The coordinates for the launch are -85.665103, 43.210895.
Fishing is also popular at the park, either from the designated fishing areas along the shore (shown on the park map) or from a boat on the water
Two playground structures are available at Long Lake Park. One is near the beach and the other is in the wooded picnic area on the west side of the lake, off Long Lake Dr NW.
The Long Lake Swim Beach is closed for the season.
Visitors will find an inviting sand beach off Krauskopf Rd NE, at the northeast corner of the lake. Swimming is free and a playground is nearby. There are no lifeguards. The beach coordinates are -85.66013, 43.215758. Please note, dogs are NOT allowed at the beach. For more information on beach rules and regulations, please click here.