Most of the pond lies on private land while the a small portion butts up to a state park accessable by boat from East Grand Taverse Bay. The shallow lake often connects to the bay by a small stream, usually on private land but occasionally meandering onto the parkland. Small panfish often flourish in spring and fall but the pond often becomes to warm in the summer. Carp have also been sited. Says Matt
This lake is so wonderful. East Arm Grand Traverse Bay is
not far from Petobego Pond at all, and Petobego Pond is a fine place to visit for more than one day, Vacation Village is a fine place to camp nearby.