The Center’s prime location is a gateway to some of the region’s most popular area attractions.

Onaway is a sportsman’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream. The area is home to thousands of acres of northern Michigan state forest recreation areas, fishing, hunting and inland lakes. The city is surrounded by thousands of acres of Mackinaw State Forest, and the scenery is breathtaking. Watching leaves change as the seasons fold one after the other, is a worth the time spent at the Center.

Onaway is an all-season, inside and outdoor, recreation destination. It’s also just a short jaunt from Burt Lake, Mullet Lake and Michigan’s popular Inland Waterways. Onaway is only five miles from its namesake’s state park and Black Lake, which is teeming with excellent walleye, bass and perch fishing.

Located in the northeast, lower-peninsula of Michigan, Onaway sits on the western edge of Presque Isle County and is just a short drive from Black Mountain State Forest Recreation Area, Ocqueoc Falls, Petoskey, Charlevoix, the Mackinac Bridge and so many other area attractions. It is 18 miles east of I-75, 22 miles west of Lake Huron, 45 miles southeast of the Straits of Mackinac and 265 miles north of Detroit.




The Black Lake Golf Club is a premier course designed by architect Rees Jones.

While many courses have two or three so-called signature holes that are worthy of brochure status, every hole at Black Lake Golf Club could easily be on the cover of a magazine promoting the course. That is one reason it was ranked 34th in Golf Digest’s
“100 Greatest Public Courses in America” in May 2009 and ninth in the Best Value

Night Life
Our guests are encouraged to visit the Center’s onsite local watering hole, Mazey’s. Whether you just want to enjoy a nice cold adult beverage, or participate and/or host in a sing-along in the bar’s classroom – that’s right, every inch of Black Lake is educational! – or dance the night away during the DJ-hosted nights, Mazey’s door is open to guests and visitors. Limited shuttle bus service is available to guests for transport. Leave the driving to us. We’ve got you covered.

Activities in Spring / Summer / Fall / Winter


Golf, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, waterskiing, hiking trails, outdoor excursions and night life. Don’t forget to bring your bike, there’s lots of trails and nature to traverse!



Hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts! Black Lake has limited housing available this fall and winter. Book now, and secure your accommodations. Prices start as low as $95.

Show your room key, and get 10% off your bill at Black Lake Golf Club’s Grille restaurant.
Get that big Buck without a big bill.

Ask about Winter Ski Specials too!

Call 989-733-8521 today!

Indian River Sports Center

PH# (877) 313-exit (3948)

IRSC will deliver jet skis, pontoon boats and ATVs as well as snowmobiles, boats to the Center for rental convenience. If you need summer gear,the IRSC will supply the clothing. They will also service the jet ski/boats nightly if needed. Just ask for Renee or Travis.

Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Ocqueoc Outitters

Weekends 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekdays by reservation. You can call John Roby at 989 734 4208 or 989 245 7204.

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