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camping and hiking

secluded lake..deep in the forest..there are no homes or development here ,,,3 or 4 rustic camp... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
370dmac
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Walled Lake, Michigan
@bassmaster2000 re Catch and Release

Thanks for the grin! re your recital of the "Party Line" concerning C&R fishing. Our differences... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
skinnerfarm
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Moorestown, Michigan
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

secluded lake..deep in the forest..there are no homes or development here ,,,3 or 4 rustic camp sites ..great place to see and hear the Loons at dawn.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Took two of my boys with me to check the area out I've read about it and see the sign every time I go to Mio. Wow it is beautiful several beaver ponds and marshes to explore and look for wildlife. We saw several different...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Thanks for the grin! re your recital of the "Party Line" concerning C&R fishing. Our differences aside, the real draw is quiet solitude uninterrupted by boat launch comedy acts, power boats, jeeps and orvs. In general, fuel / power burning modern NOISY crutches to lean...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank skinnerfarm
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I read some of the other reviews & some people just missed the whole point of a "catch & release" lake. The reason someone can catch 35 bass is because this lake is protected. Yes, if you want a fish dinner, you'll be disappointed, but,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
7  Thank GMaSusieq
Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is a great property. It has stunning scenery to explore through a variety of trails that take your through forests, meadow openings, and wetlands. Good for birdwatching. Saw a pair of loons with chicks and a pileated woodpecker among other things. Only complaint is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

So boring!!! catch and release fishing is for people who don't know how to fish. Over a mile hike in for a catch and release pond REALLY ? When I went, I meet some of the weirdest people, they like fishing there because the have...More

Date of experience: June 2016
13  Thank Bassmaster2000
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We hiked Wakely for the first time, after skiing it many years before. It's a wonderful place in either mode.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

This place is not so good, first you have to pay to park. Yea $5.00 per day to park at a federal park, the you have to walk about a mile before you get to the lake, I was not impressed.

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank Mike P
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I were searching for a place to swim over this Labor Day weekend while driving back from the U.P. We found Wakeley Lake by chance using google maps. It was an unforgettable experience and I will surely be returning. We bought inflatable...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Joseph O
Reviewed August 1, 2015

This state park is easy to find off Highway 72. Rarely busy, it's a beautiful natural lake and surrounding hiking trails. You have to portage in your canoe or kayak as there are no motorized vehicles allowed. It's only about a 1/4 mile and trail...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Ray P
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No electric or gas motors are allowed. There is a natural put-in area, no man built ramps or dock. It's an area managed for conservation. Fishing is allowed only from June 15-August 31, but you can canoe/kayak . It's... More
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