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Onaway State Park

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Address: 3622 N M 211 Rd, Onaway, MI 49765-9710
Phone Number: (989) 733-8279

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Decent campground

Pretty decent park, although a lot of sites are rocky and hilly, kinda difficult for tent campers, also some sites difficult to level campers. nice boat launch, but only one, can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary A
Roseville, Michigan
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Zeeland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice state park. Great for fishing & boating. Nice smaller beach area. Some sites are very un-level for campers or tents. Quiet.

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Roseville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty decent park, although a lot of sites are rocky and hilly, kinda difficult for tent campers, also some sites difficult to level campers. nice boat launch, but only one, can get kinda busy. nice walking trails, beautiful lake front sites. staff was really nice.

Thank Gary A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Onaway state Park was nice, it was fairly quiet and peaceful even though it was booked. The ground was almost too solid for our tent stakes, but the DNR girls showed up to help us with a sledge hammer and re-bar to make holes for the stakes. I wouldn't suggest this park for tent camping. Camper and rvs didn't have... More 

1 Thank Erich H
Lyons, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Spent an entire week at this camp site and enjoyed every moment. The week we stayed it was HOT! So we boated and fished as much as we could handle. Fishing was great, walleye, small mouth, blue gills galore..fish fry every night. With some skill we pulled our 36 foot camper into site number 21 opposite side of road, we... More 

Thank Jhary66
Warren, Michigan
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236 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The trail was marked at the beginning. Walked along the shore, then along the fence. Had a map of the trails, so we were able to follow the trail that we wanted. But then the trail splits, so what do you do? There was a couple that was very confused about where to go. I showed them the map from... More 

Thank Susan M
Saginaw, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This park is very pretty and the views of Black Lake - especially at sunset - are stunning. However, this park and lake really cater to motor boats, jet skis, and fishermen - we're none of those. If you are, you may love it. The beach and swimming area are quite small. Both are very rocky.

1 Thank Otter2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for locals & tourist to see Black Lake and all it has to offer. Nice campsites with electricity, great bathrooms & showers are a huge plus. Park area for kids & loading dock for boating & fishing. One good thing about this state park, they have a separate beach for day swimming/picnic and a seperate smaller beach for... More 

Thank PJtrophywife
East Lansing, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stayed here and camped in the Shoreview Cabin. We had no idea how HUGE Black Lake is and were shocked at the beautiful lake views off the deck of the cabin. All of the rocks along the shoreline are almost all fossils which our daughter loved looking through. We found a few beautiful petoskey stones too! We were planning on... More 

2 Thank Julia J
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We booked on a last minute. One remaining spot, #51 now we know why it wasn't taken. It was located on an incline with lots of tree roots. There were several campsites in our area that weren't very level. Thanks to my husbands good nature and patience we were able to jockey it into position. The task was quite daunting... More 

3 Thank justjo-7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

The falls are beautiful they have redone it since I was a kid there's cement walkways and it goes all the way down to the river and has benches and grills and tables and rest rooms

1 Thank shellyraethomas

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