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Address: Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: 9897325485
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Nice and clean

We came here in summer of 2015 and it a great location and very clean area. The children enjoyed a lot here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grayling, Michigan
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Grayling, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here in summer of 2015 and it a great location and very clean area. The children enjoyed a lot here.

Thank Toe_Onlp
Flint, Michigan
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Awesome water views from the majority of sites, clean and well maintained facilities. This park has tons of activities for the whole family. Great fishing for a wide variety warm water fish species in Otsego Lake. Close proximity to some of the Midwest's top blue ribbon trout streams (Ausable, Black ,Manistee, Pigeon, Sturgeon). Visitors can head N/NE of Gaylord to... More 

Thank Ganders1984
New Braunfels, Texas
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were here in October, and it was delightful. We had the entire park almost to ourselves! It was very peaceful and provided a wonderful, scenic place to walk around and enjoy the lake, the changing color of the trees, and the geese and ducks. There are some benches placed around the lake in a few spots that face the... More 

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Niagara Falls
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We had a great wooded campsite tucked away in a corner lot. We enjoyed the privacy and relaxed environment of the park. We stayed mid week during the summer when it was not busy. Nice beach area to swim and play for the kids. There was a small fishing pier but didn't catch anything. There was not too much to... More 

Thank Susan K
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed on Labor Day it was very busy only one site available in the whole park but the park rangers were very helpful in getting us into some sites we had to move a couple of times but the Park was very nice friendly staff very helpful is a beautiful lake nice scenic walks around a nice dock To... More 

Thank Rick J
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice campground on a pretty lake, fairly quiet, minimal road noise. Bathroom houses were a little run down, water pressure was so weak I had a hard time washing my hair. We only stopped for a night on our way home but wouldn't go back due to the poor bathrooms and showers.

Thank Kimberlee M
Gaylord, Michigan
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The park is a beautiful place to spend time on the water. Plenty of picnic tables, play areas for the kids, clean restrooms, and gorgeous views.

Thank Carol M
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Been here forever, the 4th of July fireworks are always a treat. Buy a season pass so you can go to other parks, best value.

Thank NormalGuy62
Howell, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My family and I visited the park this winter and really enjoyed it. My husband ice fished and my daughter and I spent time hiking in the snow and taking photographs of the beautiful landscape.

Thank dlc398
Gaylord, Michigan
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80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You can reserve a spot if you see one you like. Both the north and south ends are nice. There are free games and other items to use while you and even fishing gear while you are in the park. If you have a park permit entry is free. It is also a good place to have a bike and... More 

Thank Razorback-n-Michigan

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