We love it here—and you will, too.


We are John, Mel, Joe & Sarah—the family behind Camp Blue Canoe.

At the height of the global pandemic, we purchased the property from Bill and Carla, who lovingly managed it since 2006 as the Lakeside Melodies Resort. We’re thrilled to be the caretakers of this beautiful retreat and look forward to welcoming you as our guests.

Camp Blue Canoe has a rich history that goes back 100 years. Helen Spence owned the property in the 1920s and started renting cottages to summer vacationers. Countless families have fished and swum in Little Pleasant Lake since then, frolicked on the beach, played games on the grounds, and enjoyed campfires against the star-lit sky. 

Our family has been spending time in this area since we were kids, and we love the lakes and communities in this corner of Southwest Michigan. We’re eager to share our love of Camp Blue Canoe and Three Rivers with you!

We’re friendly, not fancy. Comfortable, not chic. We’re here for the nature, and the fun. Come visit!