Hunting & Fishing


Local Hunting includes small game, bird, water fowl and deer.
Public lands are located within 20 miles of Cottage Cove.
See DNR Website for details.
The north end of Elk Lake is a prime water fowl hunting area.
There is a private Pheasant Hunting reserve 3 miles from Cottage Cove

Amazing Fishing

Cottage cove puts you in reach of some of the absolute finest fishing in Michigan. There are ample opportunities for sport fishing. Some of the great local lakes you can take advantage of: 

  • Elk Lake (Right outside your front door! )
  • Torch Lake
  • Lake Skeegamog
  • Lake Bellaire
  • Lake Michigan is just Minutes away

Great Species to fish for locally

  • Lake Trout
  • Muskie
  • Small Mouth Bass
  • Perch
  • Rock Bass
  • Blue Gill
  • White Fish
  • Steel Head
  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye


Cottage Cove resides between Traverse City and Charlevoix on crystal clear Elk Lake.

Phone: 231-357-7227

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