© 2022 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.
Welcome to Mastodon Township Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Mastodon Township can be found in the heart of beautiful Iron County. Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With four very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. In 1885, the boundaries for Iron County and Mastodon Township were established. When searching the area for deposits of iron ore, some huge prehistoric animal bones were discovered, and on this basis, Mastodon Township received it's name. By 1893, the Delphic Mine had shipped some 33,770 tons of ore, and by 1894, the Mastodon Mine had shipped 425,708 tons of iron ore. Mining became the major source of income for the area, and as jobs became more available, the population continued to grow. In 1914, the Village of Alpha became incorporated and was a thriving community, until the last mine closed in 1958.  Mastodon Township was so named from the fact mastodon bones were discovered when sinking a mine shaft.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.
Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses!  Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! Consider moving your business to our quiet piece of paradise!  Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Elson’s Track, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Shadyacres Greenhouse, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts.  See more about the businesses run by Mastodon Township residents or businesses located in Mastodon Township. Township Board Members  Supervisor, Frank Siewiorek 906-875-1069  Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232  Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs 8 am - 1 pm  Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 284-1036  Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-7:30, or by appointment  Trustees, Chad Skinner, Mike Bjork  Assessor: Abbey Taylor, 906-239-6161  Zoning Administrator: Jeff Seppala, 906-875-6332   Township Hall/Fire Hall/Offices Address   1371 Hwy US-2;  Crystal Falls, MI 49920   Camp 5 Hall/Fire Hall Address 1533 Camp 5 Road; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 About Mastodon Township  Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the Township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With 4 very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling.

News and Announcements

Yooptober Fest Saturday, October 1, 2022 STAGER LAKE PARK PLAYGROUND Mastodon Township, sponsored through a grant from the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, has landscaped and installed a new playground system at Stager Lake Park. These pictures illustrate the landscape work done and installation of the playground system. Stop by the Park, check out the work that has been done, bring your children and grandchildren and enjoy the new playground equipment. Mastodon Township Residents Fall Clean-up Fall clean-up day will be Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. Third Annual Alpha Tractor Parade and Free Hayride Sunday, October 2, 2022. Seeking volunteers for newly formed Recreation Committee. 2021 Plat Books available for purchase at the Township Hall for $40. Board of review meeting schedule.
© 2022 Mastodon Township Address: 1371 Hwy US 2 South, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 Phone: 906-875-6232 Email: mastodonclerk@att.net Website by North Country Website Design.
Welcome to Mastodon Township Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Mastodon Township can be found in the heart of beautiful Iron County. Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas, and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With four very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing, and snowmobiling. In 1885, the boundaries for Iron County and Mastodon Township were established. When searching the area for deposits of iron ore, some huge prehistoric animal bones were discovered, and on this basis, Mastodon Township received it's name. By 1893, the Delphic Mine had shipped some 33,770 tons of ore, and by 1894, the Mastodon Mine had shipped 425,708 tons of iron ore. Mining became the major source of income for the area, and as jobs became more available, the population continued to grow. In 1914, the Village of Alpha became incorporated and was a thriving community, until the last mine closed in 1958.  Mastodon Township was so named from the fact mastodon bones were discovered when sinking a mine shaft.
A Quiet Place to Visit, Play, and Live.
Mastodon Township is home to some wonderful businesses!  Mastodon Township is a beautiful, inexpensive place to run a successful business! Consider moving your business to our quiet piece of paradise!  Alpha Michigan Brewing Company, Cormack Tree Service, Dynacore LLC, Elson’s Track, Glazed & Confused, MC3 Botanicals, Shadyacres Greenhouse, Smith Timber Stand Improvement, LLC, Stanek Farm, and The Twisted Twig Studio & Gifts.  See more about the businesses run by Mastodon Township residents or businesses located in Mastodon Township. Township Board Members  Supervisor, Frank Siewiorek 906-875-1069  Clerk, Jan Lemke 906-875-6232  Hours: Mon, Tues, & Thurs 8 am - 1 pm  Treasurer, Stacey Watters 906-875-6232 or 284-1036  Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-7:30, or by appointment  Trustees, Chad Skinner, Mike Bjork  Assessor: Abbey Taylor, 906-239-6161  Zoning Administrator: Jeff Seppala, 906-875-6332   Township Hall/Fire Hall/Offices Address   1371 Hwy US-2;  Crystal Falls, MI 49920   Camp 5 Hall/Fire Hall Address 1533 Camp 5 Road; Crystal Falls, MI 49920 About Mastodon Township  Mastodon Township is located in Iron County, in the southwest portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We are the third largest Township in the County, consisting of 83,789.80 acres. Within the Township is the Village of Alpha with a total land area of just under one square mile. The total population of Mastodon Township including Alpha is 668 residents. Our economy is mainly based on small businesses, logging and year round tourism. We have numerous lakes, large wooded areas and an abundance of wildlife including deer, bear, wolves and water fowl. With 4 very distinct seasons, there are a number of activities available to attract tourism such as: fishing, swimming, camping, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling.

News and Announcements

Yooptober Fest Saturday, October 1, 2022 STAGER LAKE PARK PLAYGROUND Mastodon Township, sponsored through a grant from the Dickinson Area Community Foundation, has landscaped and installed a new playground system at Stager Lake Park. These pictures illustrate the landscape work done and installation of the playground system. Stop by the Park, check out the work that has been done, bring your children and grandchildren and enjoy the new playground equipment. Mastodon Township Residents Fall Clean-up Fall clean-up day will be Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. Third Annual Alpha Tractor Parade and Free Hayride Sunday, October 2, 2022. Seeking volunteers for newly formed Recreation Committee. 2021 Plat Books available for purchase at the Township Hall for $40. Board of review meeting schedule.