Forests and water fill Springville Township with sportsmen and hunters each and every year. One of the great resources in the township is Hodenpyl Dam Pond, built in 1925. This massive, man-made lake is over 1,680 acres and at a depth of 70 feet.


Beautiful Springville Township Overlooking Manistee River and Hodenpyl  Dam Pond


There are three boat access points around the lake. It has Catfish, Northern Pike, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Sturgeon, Trout, Walleye and Yellow Perch. Campgrounds include Northern Exposure Campground/RV & Recreational Park, Fletchers Creek Campground, Seaton Creek Campground, and Pat’s RV Park.



The Manistee River and many creeks that feed into the river meander Northeast throughout the rest of Springville Township. Several canoe rentals are located along the river, along with quiet fishing places and hiking trails.


Canoeing Along the Manistee River


Snowmobiling in the winter is a fast and fun sport. Springville is abounding with snowmobile trails. Come and stay at one of the local motels and bring your snowmobile for a full day of adventure on the trails through and around Mesick and throughout the Springville countryside.


See the pictures on Fishing the Hodenpyl Dam Pond and the Manistee River in Springville Township.