UPDATE: Horseshoe Lake Campground’s Conditional Use Permits revoked

Forsyth Township Planning Commission made a resolution after holding a public hearing about the property
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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 5:37 AM EDT
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GWINN, Mich. (WLUC) - Permits to allow the Horseshoe Lake Campground to operate in any capacity have been revoked by the Forsyth Township Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission’s public hearing was held at the Gwinn Clubhouse on Thursday.

It comes as the property’s owner was facing revocation of Conditional Use Permits. Those permits allowed the owner to use the campground in ways other than a campground.

The owner was not licensed to operate a campground, and in August, the Marquette County District Court prohibited all camping at the Horseshoe Lake Campground.

Many of those at Wednesday’s meeting claim there had been alleged criminal activity at the campground when it was operating.

“It’s not a safe place for children at all,” said Sandra Marksman, a former Horseshoe Lake Campground host. “The people that bring their children there now let them run wild. They don’t pay attention to them whatsoever.”

Those comments were linked to the campground when it was operating. It is now closed.

There is another meeting scheduled for November 17th in regards to the campground’s issues. That meeting will involve the Zoning Board of Repeals.


Legal issues for the owners of the Horseshoe Lake Campground in Gwinn continue.

A public hearing will take place on Thursday with the Forsyth Township Planning Commission.

Commissioners are considering repealing the conditional use permits.

It comes after the Marquette District Court found the campground to be unlicensed and prohibited all camping on the property back in August.

The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night.

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