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Bay City State Recreation Area

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3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1356
+1 989-684-3020
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Something for most people.

Trails were nice. The visitors center informative but small. The $9.00 to enter was a little... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Elaine M
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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
Very pleasant campground

Camped here early in May. It is a very nice campground with updated bathrooms, showers, etc. The... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
MrsKA59
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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“splash pad” (14 reviews)
“lake huron” (14 reviews)
“nature center” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1356
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+1 989-684-3020
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"splash pad"
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"lake huron"
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"nature center"
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"spray park"
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"across the road"
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"visitor center"
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"sandy beach"
in 4 reviews
"nice beach"
in 3 reviews
"welcome center"
in 3 reviews
"nice campground"
in 3 reviews
"great park"
in 6 reviews
"women's bathroom"
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"great nature"
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"bird watching"
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"labor day"
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"picnic tables"
in 4 reviews
"local park"
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Trails were nice. The visitors center informative but small. The $9.00 to enter was a little steep. There is a beach and fishing piers if that is your thing. It was an OK way to spend our Sunday afternoon.

Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Camped here early in May. It is a very nice campground with updated bathrooms, showers, etc. The beach area is huge and there is a nature center. The water had black sludge in it though, so our dogs were pretty covered with goo after swimming....More

Thank MrsKA59
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

I reserved what appeared to be an idealic site online using the MI State Parks online reservation system. I should have known trouble was coming when the reservation system (800#) called to tell me my site was changed due to park flooding. They randomly changed...More

1  Thank MaidenPowerslave
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Reviewed April 11, 2017 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...More

Thank Bobbi58
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 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...More

Thank Patricia A
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Reviewed April 3, 2017

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...More

2  Thank TravelingMartinezes
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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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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
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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
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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
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MitchandKaren
September 30, 2017|
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Response from CullomFamily |
We were there in the summer, and it was dry. There were no fall colors and we do not live there, so I can't tell you what it is like now. Good luck!
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WindyandSun
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Elaine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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Marianne K
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
I was there after hours, they had a bathroom building and another building that was closed. I didn't see anyplace that was big enough to hold Kayak rentals.
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