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Otsego Lake State Park

Address: Gaylord, MI 49735
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Gaylord
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The beach at this park is very clean. Great for swimming. The dock is huge. Plenty of room for fishing. Typical camp sites. some larger than others. Pretty open so you really have no privacy. This is a great park to take children camping.

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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We didn't use the lake for boating, fishing or swimming and dogs have limited places to walk, even chihuahuas, but the campsites are spacious for a Michigan State Park. This park is best for young families with small kids who love the water. Gaylord is close by and has some very enjoyable restaurants and plenty of shopping.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a nice clean park. It is quite but also has activities. It is nice family friendly. Location is also good.

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Grayling, Michigan
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Otsego Lake State Park...what can I say? This is a really great park! The beach area is nice, haven't had any issues with swimmer's itch there at all. There are picnic tables and some grills. There is a nice pathway around the park for a stroll. There is even a platform in the water for some fishing. Highly recommend!

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East Tawas, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent a week there in September. The park was not at all crowded but the restrooms and showers were cleaned every morning. The staff we saw were pleasant & friendly. We chose a site that backed up to the railroad tracks & road and were not at all disturbed by trains or traffic. The location was very conveinent tor... More 

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Indialantic, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

everyone who works at this state park seems very complasent and lazy the park isnt very clean and you cant take your pets in the lake unless you want to get yelled at by a rent a cop DNR park ranger

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Macomb, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We spent the day there. Not having been to a state park in years did not expect much but this place was spotless. Beach area was very clean. Rented Sea-doos locally and had a blast.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great family campground, new playground, fishing pier, boat, kayak rentals. Quiet at night everyone seem friendly. Bring wagon if u have little ones or bikes to go to beach with bathrooms. Camp store closed but owner right across street was super great. Bring own firewood stuff we bought was green. The county park lights off fireworks and can see them... More 

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Gaylord
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great beach, camp store, fishing, swimming, and much more. If you love camping this is the park for you. Just a few miles from downtown Gaylord and not too far from Grayling. The boat ramp is easy to get to and the lake is clean.

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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Yes, that's right. My family first camped here in 1957. I remember standing on the sandy point watching the Northern Lights display one night. I remember watching the first US Satellite rotating across the night sky. I learned how to fish at this lake. I learned how to water ski while camping out at this park. And, when my family... More 

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