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“Yankee Springs Rustic Campground”

Yankee Springs Recreation Area State Park
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Waterford, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yankee Springs Rustic Campground”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

If you like camping away from crowded parks and do not mind the lack of amenities, this is a fantastic place to camp. The lake has a boat launch, there are great hiking trails, and a really good mountain bike trail. The mountain bike trail is a blast to ride, nice and flowing, and very scenic. The campsite are well spread out and cater for tents to RVs. Some of the sites have nice views of Deep Lake. There are vault toilets and fresh water pumps. A small playground is at the park.The park is clean and the park management are wonderful.

Visited August 2013
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9 Thank Les H
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Kent City, Michigan
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129 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“love it here”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

fun place love to swim at gun lake at this beach come here a lot took the baby they have grills to and lots of picnic tables and parking

Visited June 2013
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Kalamazoo
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Popular State Park for good reason(s)”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Yankee Springs has a large campground for RV, trailers and tents with a very good beach, boat launch, and some hiking trails on Gun Lake (an all sports lake). Another section, Deep Lake, has rustic camping, a boat launch (small boats) and biking trails. A horse park and trails are also available. There are many hiking opportunities and a connection to the North Trail. There are also interesting geological sites such as the "soup bowl" and bird watching opportunities. A popular tourist spot, ice cream parlors, boats rentals, and restaurents are frequent in the vicinity. A good place for families and those who love the outdoors! One can access the trails at no cost. Entrance to the park itself and campgrounds requires a pass with an additional fee for camping.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank CarolJA
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Multipurpose Park.”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This recreational area has it all. Primitive camping, standard camping, cabins & horseman camping, There are a multitude of trails for hiking, bike & horses. With a huge lake in the middle you can swim, fish and do water sports. Very well maintained area.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank suzyQ2K
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