Big Bear Lake Association

Big Bear Lake is located in Otsego County, Michigan between Lewiston and Johannesburg. 

The 2018 BBLA annual meeting was held on July 7th - 10:00 a.m. at the Wymore's on South Shore Drive.  If you were unable to attend, please download and send the 2018 dues collection form (dues are $20).

For more information, contact us at:   

Big Bear Lake Association Officers

President: Greg Wymore

Vice President: Ray Steffner

Treasurer: Keith Sherry

Secretary: Julie Jones

Directors at large: George Mesrey, Karl Rutkowski, Vicki Sherry

Sue McKay is our state certified Loon Ranger. Please contact her if you have any concerns about loon population. (

VHS Fish Virus information from the Michigan DNR

Gregg Kabacinski has suggested individual memberships to the Michigan United Conservation Club.

Big Bear Lake photos

BBLA Meeting 2009 Photos

Drone Photos



Lewiston Chamber of Commerce

Otsego County Public Tax Records

Instructions for dealing with Oak Wilt

Sally Mock's nature pictures from summer 2012:


Big Bear Lake is beautiful in all seasons. 

For Rent and Sale:

If you ever need some extra space for a large family get together, three association members have rental opportunities. All are available for rent through VRBO:

Gregg Kabacinski at 14570 South Shore:VRBO link

Chris and Julie Jones at 14088 South Shore: VRBO link

Dan Finstad is selling his lake house at 6039 William Kelly Road. See brochure.


A transcript of a taped interview of Mrs. Katherine Louise French, by William H. Thomas Sr., in mid-summer of 1985 on Burns Avenue tells some history of Big Bear Lake.

The BBLA By-Laws are now available here.

Association Meeting Minutes:

    July, 2008

    July, 2009

    July, 2010

    July, 2011

    July, 2012