0 Mecosta County Park Commission

Merrill-Gorrel Campground

Merrill-Gorrel Campground is CLOSED and will re-open May 6th, 2016 (weather permitting).

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3275 Evergreen
Sears, MI 49679
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Merrill-Gorrel Campground is located three miles north of Barryton off M-66, approximately five miles south of U.S. 10. The park offers frontage on two lakes with 147 campsites on 90 acres. Two beaches, two play areas, four shelters, four cabins and two boat launches enhance this picturesque getaway.


ONLINE reservations are closed for the season. ONLINE reservations for campsites and cabins begin the first business day in February at noon. Phone or in person reservations will be taken when the park opens in the spring..

No refunds will be given for Holiday reservations.
No refunds will be given for day of arrival


Pet Policy

Merrill-Gorrel Campground IS A PET FRIENDLY PARK. Click Here for the current policy

Picnic Reservations

Picnic reservations begin on September 15th of every year. Please contact the park to reserve.

Shelter (Monday through Sunday) - $50.00

Area (Monday through Sunday) - $25.00

Seasonal Sites

Merrill-Gorrel Campground still has 102 seasonal campsites available. A deposit of $100.00 is required to become a seasonal camper. Please call the Administrative Office at this time to find out which campsites are available for seasonal camping. If you love to camp, don't spend the gas money to haul your camper every weekend, just leave it with us!!!


Basketball Court
Sand Volleyball
Swimming Area
Baseball Diamond
Boat Launch
Pathways through the Woods
Picnic Shelters

Sports equipment is available for use, free of charge at the Park Office.


Merrill-Gorrel Campground has both showers and flush toilets

Most campsites have electric hook-up and water hook-up as well as a picnic table and fire pit on the site.

Merrill-Gorrel Campground also has rustic campsites.

Vehicle permit required for entrance.

Each campsite is allowed:

- One primary camping unit (tent, trailer, motor home, etc.)
- One additional tent
- Eight people maximum per site
- Two vehicles per site, plus one trailer (boat or utility) (vehicle passes must be purchased for each vehicle)