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Address: Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
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Nature, Great Lake and camping

This state park is located on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. there are nature trails, a floating fishing area in the lagoon. Trumpeter Swans, Snowy Egrets, ducks, turtles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Bay City, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This state park is located on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. there are nature trails, a floating fishing area in the lagoon. Trumpeter Swans, Snowy Egrets, ducks, turtles, mink, river otters, hawks, beaver, many species of birds,etc are at home here. The park is across the road from the campground, which has cabins to rent or nice, open camping... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We enjoyed being here - there was a marsh with boardwalks, broken trees after beaver work and nice sandy beach, but it's not for swimming, just relaxing.

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Newberry, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The facility is well managed. They have a clean facility. Both rinks were nice. They were really helpful and good at sharpening skates.

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michigan
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139 reviews 139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Bay City State Park seems to always be developing. They made a great effort to clean up the swimmers beach area. The beach and volleyball areas are as good as anywhere. The kids waterpark is always full during the summer. It has an awesome play scape for kids and grandkids. My wife and I live nearby and ride our mountain... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The bike trails were great. We saw some great fall colors and wildlife. The camping however was a little less satisfying. The park is crammed full of sites. People have to be very close together. The sites are not even close to level. We camp in a tent and don't want to sleep on uneven ground...I get it won't be... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

They offer quite a few activities for families and the Splash Park is great for younger children, but the beach isn't a great place to swim unless you have a boat to get out past the first sandbar. There are also problems with E. Coli. after heavy rains, a sewage plant down river from the Bay has frequent "leaks" .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For what I was looking for it was great! A nice walk around the inland pond and down to the lake. It is a marshy wetland sort of place rather than a sandy beach. Great playground, however.

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Detroit, Michigan
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140 reviews 140 reviews
38 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Drove up from Detroit Metro area for the day. The parking was free (probably due to time of year- weekend after Labor Day). I'm from CA where the beaches are amazing. Been to the Caribbean where the beaches are incredible. Set your expectations. This is a lake in MI. The "beach" is small and, yes, hard to get to. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Its time something is done to this beach permanently to improve it. Spray park is great. Area is well kept up and pretty. However when you think of a state park you think of beach and in reality BC State Park doesn't cut it.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It's sad the way they have let this once beautiful beach, go. The bicycle trails are nice. The campground had nice well shaded lots with lots of mature trees.

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