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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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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Bad Axe, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great place to take my 4 year old. He loves the Splash Park and playground and I love bringing a chair and umbrella. There are chairs and picnic tables but not enough to go around so bring your own just in case. Awesome relaxation:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was a lady minute trip to see the fireworks and we got right in. The state parks were wonderful. The restrooms were always clean. The beach-not so much. Nice splash pad though. Lots of trees!!

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Flint, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The campground is great with a lot of large shaded sites. The only downfall is the beach. They have a little splash pad for the little kids, my kids are 11 and 9 and didn't seem interested in it. The beach is just such a long way from the parking. If you are hauling chairs a cooler or anything heavy... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Awesome walk, many different types of birds, including the migrating warblers. Saw lots of deer, and many other animals.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great stop and views of Lake Huron. Nice trails and campgrounds. Windy but sunny. Well marked trails educational signs along walkways Yeah.

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Lansing, Michigan
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Enjoyed a walk on the sand along the bay, lots of trails and wildlife to take in as well. Picnic area and camping available along with play area for children.

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The park was easy to get to out of the city. We drove to the hiking areas to walk around for a while. The lagoon trail leads to the beach and some wooded areas. The beach was nice and I can't believe how low the water level is.Not good for swimming unless you go way out. The park was having... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The camping was great! However when looking for a beach that is close forget it. I was with my friend who just had surgery and could not walk the mile back to the beach so we never went and was pretty bummed however kids loved the splash park.

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