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Bay City State Recreation Area

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Address: Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
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Wanting to get a better look at Saginaw Bay we drove a few short miles from Bay City to see this recreational area. Very nice opportunity to walk out to the small beach area to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancaster, Ohio
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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting to get a better look at Saginaw Bay we drove a few short miles from Bay City to see this recreational area. Very nice opportunity to walk out to the small beach area to view the bay. Some picnic tables and shelter house. A great place to relax. Ample parking.

Thank Bobbi58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The group site was perfect for our weekend cadet camping event. It was spacious and private so we had plenty of room to drill and didn't have to worry about being too loud during early morning PT. The rest of the park also provided us with opportunities to do several activities and the cadets enjoyed their time at the beach... More 

Thank Patricia A
Bay City, MI
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first 1.5 mile, from either end, can get a little congested but a great trek of clean paved paths, well traveled dirt paths with viewing and resting areas scattered throughout. There are 2 tall viewing platforms to see over Tobico Marsh, after that is when it gets pretty deserted. Various birds swoop in on the tops of these platforms... More 

2 Thank TravelingMartinezes
Bay City
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4 reviews
Reviewed March 13, 2017

great nature trail...splash park for kids. The walk through Tobico Marsh enable3s you to see deer a multitude of bird life and just plain get along with nature

Thank 502Thomas_H
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Place was great. Is one of the nicer state parks in michigan. Staff was friendly. Sites are well marked. Was a friendly pla e to camp. I would recommend. This state park to anybody

Thank Robert H
Bay City, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Beautiful long beach, not crowded, good place to take the kids or grandkids. Must stop by to walk or run along the shore!

Thank Joe M
Bay City, Michigan
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great Park for camping. Has lots of hiking biking and wetland to explore also great for bird watching. Nice beach but located too far from parking area. Need to clean entire beach in front of picnic area.

Thank Maureen G
Bay City
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116 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We camped there for first time. What a blast all the tricker treaters dressed in costumes and the parents to. Contests and Movies all weekend. Everyone was totally family oriented. We will go again next year.

Thank Cynthia C
Little Rock, Arkansas
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102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Went there to go for a walk and check out the beach , it is nice but quite a long walk for very young kids , older folks or someone disabled , a closer access to the beach would be nice

1 Thank travelforwork035
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We got in with my friend's state park passport. We saw the lagoon and hiked to the beach. Not sure if the bay is the cleanest place to swim, there was a dead fish on shore but that could have been discarded by a fisherman. (this was my first time on Lake Huron). I did get my feet wet and... More 

Thank jesus_crust

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