The city of Scottville is a small community in the heart of Mason County, approximately eight miles east of Lake Michigan. Located at the intersection of US-10 and US-31 in the center of Mason County, Scottville was named, according to legend, by the toss of a coin in 1882. Hiram Scott won the toss from Charles Blain and the community was named Scottville and became incorporated as a city in 1889.
Famous Scottville Sites & Sounds
Camping is a favorite summer activity in Mason County and Scottville Riverside Park
is one of the most popular campgrounds in the region. It sits along the Pere Marquette River and offers over 50 modern sites, pool, and handicap accessible bath house. The Western Michigan Old Engine Club
features their show at the end of July with tractor pulls and a Kid's Day. Everyone has heard about the world famous Scottville Clown Band.
For over 100 years they've been entertaining audiences with their foot-thumping music and amusing attire. You can catch a performance during Ludington and Manistee's July 4th celebration, at Baldwin's Troutarama, Pentwater's Homecoming, and many Scottville events.
Annual Scottville Festivals & Events
Any season--any time--Scottville is a great place to be. We have listed our area events in our festivals & events story
so you can see at a glance what's happening when. You can get event details by checking our calendar of events
pages and selecting a specific month. There's always something fun going on, no matter what time of year. You'll never be bored in Scottville!
Friendly, Small-Town Businesses
When you visit a community away from home, it's typical to find yourself eating out, shopping, or looking for things to do. Scottville merchants are happy to serve you with a smile! So, browse at our specialty stores in downtown Scottville or nearby. Relax, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Discover the many businesses ready to entertain you, or to provide you with a variety of services.
There's So Much to Love About Scottville...
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