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Bay City State Recreation Area

Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
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Ranked #7 of 22 Attractions in Bay City
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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

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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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Bay City, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This park use to be beautiful! You could see the water from the parking lot and it was a great sandy beach and large. Now you see weeds, the beach area is small, long walk around to it, can't just walk out to it anymore. I think the water playground is good, but it is because people have to haul... More

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Auburn
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As others have pointed out the Splash and Play area of beach / park is one of this park's greatest asset and wished we had something this well thought out back at home. Very large area with many activities to keep all ages entertained for a long time. However, the beach and shore line brought my excellent score down to... More

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home
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We did not camp here, but came to ride the rail trail on our bikes. This is a very nice state park with playground for kids, beach access, and sprinkler water for children. Very clean and large. Also had a building with information about the area and some stuffed animals.

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Bay City, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sites are decent. Seems awfully buggy at this park. Splash pad was great and appeared well maintained. Take your own lawn chairs. Beach area was nice but water was mucky at the edge. Lot of sand! Volleyball nets.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Entry to the park is &9.00 per car. Parking was adequate. Hike to the water was much longer than expected. Upon reaching the beach we found it to be nothing like the pictures or description. The sand had a lot of regular dirt in it and a lot of gunk at the shoreline, including dead fish. We expected the park... More

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Really liked the campground. Beautiful beach and well maintained campground. Cant wait until i get to visit again.

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