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P52 Algonac State Park
8732 River Rd., Marine City, MI 48039
(810) 765-5605
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1,450 Acres
The St. Clair River parallels Algonac State Park, providing boat launching, shore fishing and a close view of passing freighters. Self-interpretive trails meander through unique oak and prairie savannahs. Take I-94 east to exit 243 and drive 20 miles east to the park. During fall and winter seasons, the park is open to small and large game species. The St. Clair River is well known for excellent walleye fishing. Archery and trap shooting are available. Algonac's lakeplain prairies and lakeplain oak savannas are considered globally significant and contain 19 species on the state list of endangered, threatened and special concern list. Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P53 Bald Mountain Recreation Area
1330 Greenshield, Rt.1, Lake Orion, MI 48360
(248) 693-6767
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 4,637 Acres
Bald Mountain Recreation Area consists of 4,637 rolling acres in one of the most picturesque areas in southeast Michigan. A modern, supervised shooting range provides opportunities for shooting skeet, trap, archery, rifles and handguns. A 25-position sporting clays course also is available. The park offers 15 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and eight miles of cross-country ski trails. Fishing opportunities abound, with 11 lakes and two trout streams. A sandy beach located on Lower Trout Lake. Take I-75 to exit 81 and drive north on M-24 approximately two miles. Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P54 Bay City State Recreation Area
3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706
517-684-3020
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1,900 Acres
Bay City State Recreation Area overlooks more than 4,000 feet of Saginaw Bay. Five miles of trails, overlook towers and the new Saginaw Bay Visitor Center interpret the 1900 acre Tobico Marsh, known nationally for its wetland birds and wildlife. The park also has a modern, all-season campground with large grassy sites in a stand of mature oaks. Deer, waterfowl and small game hunting is allowed during open seasons. Tobico Lagoon provides pike, carp, bass and panfish. DNR boating access sites are within a few miles of the park. Ice fishing is just off the park's shore in the winter months. Three miles of paved trails accommodate bicycles. More than seven miles of trails help visitors explore the wetlands. Includes over three miles of paved accessible pathways, three observation towers, boardwalks, viewing platforms and shoreline spotting scopes. Bicycles and rollerblades are welcome. Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation. Take I-75 to exit 168 and go east five and a half miles.
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P55 Brighton State Recreation Area
6360 Chilson, Rt.3, Howell, MI 48843
810-229-6566
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 4,947 Acres
Brighton Recreation Area features complete equestrian facilities, including a riding stable with rental horses, campground, staging area and 18 miles of bridle trails on over 4,947 acres. Open hunting to all species during regular seasons from September 15 to March 31 with some exceptions. The park boasts excellent deer and rabbit hunting, while great hunting opportunities exist for woodcock, duck, goose and squirrel. The park is open for trapping too. Bishop Lake has a beach in its day use area. In addition to the boating access lakes, fishing sites are available at Murray, Reed and Shenango Lakes within the park. Boat launches are located on Chilson, Appleton and Bishop Lakes. Two mountain biking trails accommodate beginning and advanced riders. Two hiking trails are designed to make the remote areas of the park more accessible for visitors. Take I-96 to exit 147 at Brighton. Go west approximately six miles to Chilson Road, and drive south one and a half miles to Bishop Lake Road. Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P56 Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
1220 Wampler's Lake Rd., Onsted, MI 49265
(517) 467-4414
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 80 Acres
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park is the site of Walker Tavern, a major stopping place for stagecoaches travelling between Detroit and Chicago in the early nineteenth century. The visitor center and restored tavern with period furniture tell the story of taverns and stagecoach travel for early Michigan residents. Open May through October. Take M-50 a quarter mile north of the intersection of M-50 and US=12.
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Historic Site
No camping.
PDodge #4 State Park
4250 Parkway Dr., Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-7323
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 139 Acres
A white sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for summer and winter water activities. Take M-59 west from Pontiac to Cass Lake Road, and go south to Cass-Elizabeth Road, turn west on Cass-Elizabeth Road then south on Parkway Drive into the park.
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P62 W.J. Hayes State Park
1220 Wampler's Lake Rd., Onsted, MI 49265
517-467-7401 Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 654 Acres
W.J. Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is bordered by a group of inland lakes frequented by anglers and boaters. (also called the Irish Hills, Round Lake, and Wamplers Lake Park). The park's close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and other attractions make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination. Take US-12 nine miles west of Clinton to M-124 and go north on M-124 to the park entrance. Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
For automobile and speed lovers, the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is a short drive from the park. Stage Coach Stop, USA, a local theme park, is also within miles of the park. Other local activities include miniature golfing and antique shopping along U.S. 12.
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P63 Highland Recreation Area
5200 E. Highland Rd., White Lake, MI 48383
(248) 889-3750
Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 5,903 Acres
Highland Recreation Area offers facilities for horseback riding, cross-country skiing and mountain biking. Anglers can enjoy catching bluegill, pike, bass and crappie, and swimmers will enjoy the beach at Teeple Lake. The 546-acre Haven Hill Natural Area features lush forest, Michigan wildflowers and a variety of bird species, all of which can be seen from the park's nature trails. Nature trails abound at the Goose Meadow day-use area. More than 17 miles of trails are open for hiking. Take M-59 (Highland Road) 15 miles west of Pontiac. Motor
A riding stable with 12 miles of equestrian trails is available. For additional information, call 248-887-4349. Boating access sites are located on Alderman, Teeple, Moore and Lower Pettibone lakes within the park. Shelters are available to rent at Pettibone Lake in Dodge 10 Unit, at Teeple Lake's picnic area and at Goose Meadow, adjacent to Haven Hill. Call the park at 248-889-3750 to reserve any shelter.
Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P66 Holly Recreation Area
8100 Grange hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-8811
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 7,817 Acres
Holly Recreation Area's rolling hills provide scenic lake overlooks and excellent fall color viewing. Swim in McGinnis Lake. Campsites vary from heavily wooded to open and sunny. The park is minutes away from downtown Holly, the annual Renaissance Festival and the Mt. Holly ski hill. From I-75, take exit 101 and go east on Grange Hall Road one mile to McGinnis Road. Take McGinnis Road three-quarters mile to the park entrance. Most areas of the park are open to hunting. Species include deer, turkey, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel. Several thousand acres within the recreation area are maintained for wildlife habitat development and restoration. Anglers can find largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, tiger musky, northern pike and walleye, depending on the lake. Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed in the day-use areas south of McGinnis Road from April 1 through Labor Day without the written authorization of the park manager. An extensive mountain bike trail system is located in the Holdridge Lakes area with terrain from easy to advanced. Mountain bikes are prohited from the hiking and cross-country trails in the central portion of the park. Approximately ten miles of hikng trails are located in the central portion of the recreation area. The park maintains boat launches on Heron, Valley and Crotched lakes. Heron Lake has an electric motors only restriction. Gas motors are allowed at Wildwood and Valley, but a NO WAKE restriction applies throughout the lake.
Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P68 Island Lake Recreation Area
12950 E. Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116
810-229-7067
Motor Vehicle Permit Required Apprx 4,000 Acres
   Island Lake Recreation Area offers an "up north" experience without leaving southeast Michigan. Beaches, cabins, trails, fishing areas and hunting grounds are a few of the year-round attractions. A canoe livery provides leisurely trips down miles of the scenic Huron River, where canoe campsites are accessible only by river. From I-96, take exit 151 (Kensington Road) and go south a half mile to the park entrance. Island Lake is open to hunting for all species following state regulations between September 15 and March 31. This park boasts excellent deer and rabbit hunting, while great hunting opportunities exist for woodcock, pheasant, duck, goose, and squirrel as well. The park is also open to trapping. Two beaches are available for day use, one at Kent Lake and one at Spring Mill Pond with more than 100 feet of sandy beach. Four lakes and the Huron River offer a variety of fishing opportunities. The park does not have a boat launch. Spring Mill Pond is stocked with trout and a special catch and release season is in effect from April 1 until opening day of trout season.
Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P69 Lake Hudson Recreation Area
1220 Wampler's Lake Rd., Onsted, MI 49265
517-445-2265
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 2,796 acres
Lake Hudson Recreation Area has 2,796 acres of recreational opportunities around Lake Hudson. The park, which lies in southeast Michigan, offers premier muskie fishing and game hunting. The terrain is gently rolling with a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. A new beach area provides an excellent place for sunbathing and swimming. Take M-34 east of Hudson six miles, and go one mile south on M-156.
   Dark Sky Preserve: Since 1993, Lake Hudson has been designated a dark sky preserve for learning more about the night time sky. The goal of creating this designation was to show that preserving night skies for enjoyment is fully compatible with other recreational uses. Amateur astronomers should remember that Lake Hudson is a public park and other legitimate night time recreation users may not share the same sensitivity toward dark skies. Contact the park manager if you'd like to use the park resources after 10 p.m. in any areas outside the campground.
   This area has moderate success in deer hunting and good populations of upland game such as pheasants, squirrels and rabbits. Waterfowl hunting is a prime activity on Lake Hudson. Premier muskie and bass fishing is available on Lake Hudson. Ice fishing is the most popular winter activity in the park. Volleyball nets, a sandy beach and a picnic shelter complete the day-use area. A boat launch to Lake Hudson provides access to the premier muskie and bass fishing. Lake Hudson has a no wake speed limit.
Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P70 Lakeport State Park
7605 Lakeshore Rd., Lakeport, MI 48059
810-327-6765
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Approx 565 Acres
Lakeport State Park provides southeast Michigan residents access to the Great Lakes. The park has two distinct units separated by the village of Lakeport. A total of 283 sites are divided between the two campgrounds. All sites have a picnic table, fire circle, electricity, modern toilet/shower buildings along with several pull-through sites and camp pads for ease of leveling campers. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt (south) unit of Lakeport State Park is a day use area situated one mile south of the camping area and is also adjacent to Lake Huron. Visitors can enjoy the beach, and there are many areas for secluded picnics, bird watching, or just relaxing. The day-use area provides many picnic tables and barbecue grills plus horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, and a baseball diamond. US-25 runs through the park and divides the day use area into two areas. A pedestrian overpass provides the day user access to both these areas. There are two picnic shelters located in the day-use area that may be rented on a daily basis for group activities and family reunions. Located in the larger campground is one of the few remaining campground stores. In addition to the usual fare, the store also sells campfire wood. The park is located both to the north and south of the Village of Lakeport. Take I-94 east to Port Huron, and go north on M-25 approximately 10 miles to the park.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P71 Maybury State Park
20145 Beck Rd., Northville, MI 48167
810-349-8390
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 944 Acres
Maybury State Park can be explored on foot, bicycle, horseback or cross-country skis. Maybury's "working farm" is open all year for visitors to explore life on an early 1900s family farm. Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the year, such as sheep shearing, honey extracting and maple syruping. Call the park for details on special events. To reserve the picnic shelter, contact the park at 248-349-8390. Alcohol is prohibited from all areas of the park from April 1 through Labor Day except with the written authorization of the park manager. Bicyclists will enjoy a four-mile paved trail. Six miles of bridle trails are open for equestrians. Horses are permitted only on marked trails. For additional information about riding opportunities, see the Maybury Riding Stables for hours, rental rates and trails. Mountain biking is available on a four-mile trail. The park is located six miles west of I-275 on 8 Mile Road.
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P72 Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area
3871 Hurd Rd., Metamora, MI 48455
810-797-4439
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 723 Acres
Featuring rolling hills, a quiet inland lake and hundreds of acres of woods, Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area (Minnewanna) offers a northern Michigan atmosphere in southeast Michigan. The park provides outlets for many types of recreation such as hiking, swimming, boating and fishing. Over two-thirds of the park is available for hunting. The park offers the hunter a chance at taking both small and big game. Maps showing areas open to hunting should be obtained at the park headquarters. In addition to the boat launch, there is a fishing pier located on the lake. There is a boat launch to Lake Minnewanna, which provides recreation for boaters and anglers. The entire lake is no wake. The day use area consists of a marked swimming area, concession, parking lot with 400 parking spaces and a picnic shelter. Alcohol may not be possessed or consumed in the day-use areas of the park from April 1 through September 30 without the written authorization of the park manager. Concessions are located in the day-use areas. Row boats, paddle boats and canoes can be rented at the concession between from May 28 to September 5. Reservations available and special group services are offered. For more details, call the concession at 810-797-5228 or the park at 810-797-4439. A camp store is located near the entrance to the campground. The park is located close to Seven Ponds Nature Center, Crossroads Village and Frankenmuth. From M-24 (Lapeer Road), take Pratt Road west two miles to Hurd Road about eight miles south of the city of Lapeer. Go south on Hurd Road less than a mile.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P75 Ortonville Recreation Area
5779 Hadley Rd., Rt.2, Ortonville, MI 48462
(810) 797-4439
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 5,400 Acres
Ortonville Recreation Area (Big Fish Lake, Algoe Lake) affords opportunities for every outdoor enthusiast; swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, picnicking and rustic camping. Although Bloomer #3 is deemed a game sanctuary, much of the rest of Ortonville Recreation Area is open to public hunting. Hunting for deer, rabbits, grouse and waterfowl is very popular. Consult the recreation's area map for specific areas closed to hunting. Fishing is allowed throughout the recreation area with access sites located on Algoe, Davidson, Round and Today lakes. The lakes and streams may produce a wide variety of fish such as pike, trout and perch. Day users will find a picnic area, two shelters, a swimming area, playgrounds and horse shoe pits on Big Fish Lake. Alcohol may not be possessed nor consumed from April 1 through September 30 without the written authorization of the park manager at the Big Fish day-use area. A 2.75-mile hiking and mountain bike trail are located at the Bloomer #3 State Park. From the equestrian campground, 6.5 miles of horse trails are available for horseback riding. A boat launch is located on Big Fish Lake. High-speed boating at Big Fish Lake is allowed only between 11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The boat launch capacity is limited to 20 vehicles with trailers. Take M-15 to Ortonville and go west on Oakwood Road one mile. Turn north on Hadley Road.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P76 Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill, Rt. 1, Pinchney, MI 48169
313-426-4913
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 11,000 Acres
A paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts, this 11,000-acre park is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes (Bruin Lake). Twenty-six miles of hiking trails are open to mountain biking with access to five hike-in campsites along the the trails. The park is connected to the 46-mile Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, the longest hiking trail in lower Michigan. Also, 10,000 acres of the park are open to hunters during designated seasons. From US-23, take exit 49 and go west on North Territorial Road 10 miles. From I-94/I-96; take M-52 and go east on North Territorial Road.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P77 Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
7800 Gale Rd., Waterford, MI 48327
(248) 666-1020
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 3,800 Acres
Glacial action has left the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area with many ponds, marshes, fields, and rolling hills covered with heavily forested areas. The park has miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails (including horse rental), as well as a third-mile of beach, scenic overlooks and a secluded campground. Rabbits, squirrel, grouse, woodcock, ducks, geese, raccoon and deer may be hunted during their respective seasons. This same habitat attracts a number of different birds and is an excellent area for birding. For anglers, Pontiac Lake offers excellent fishing for bass, pike and panfish. From M-59, drive north on Williams Lake Road and west on Gale Road. Follow signs to the various park facilities. Also known as Hidden Ridge Stable, Orchard Hills
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P78 Port Crescent State Park
1775 Port Austin Rd., Port Austin, MI 48467
(989) 738-8663
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 565 Acres
Port Crescent State Park (Port Austin) is located at the tip of Michigan's "thumb" along three miles of sandy shoreline of the Saginaw Bay. Some of the modern campsites offer a waterfront view, either of Lake Huron or the Pinnebog River. A 900-foot boardwalk and five picnic decks offer scenic vistas from the top of sand dunes in the day-use area. Go five miles west of Port Austin on M-25.
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P79 Proud Lake Recreation Area
3500 Wixom Rd., Wixom, MI 48382
248-685-2433
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 4,700 Acres
Proud Lake Recreation Area (Bass Lake, Huron River, Moss Lake) affords visitors opportunities for hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing and canoeing. In addition, the modern campground has its own beach and boat launch site. Cross-country skis and canoes can be rented at the park. From I-96, take the Wixom Road exit and go north approximately six miles to the park entrance.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P80 Sanilac Historic Site
1775 Port Austin Rd., Port Austin, MI 48467
(989) 856-4411
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 240 Acres
Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park. This historic site features Michigan's only known rock carvings attributed to American Indian workmanship. open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The hiking trail is open all year. Take M-53 south of Bad Axe to Bay City-Forestville Road. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Go east four miles to Germania Road, and drive south on Germania one mile. Historic Site
No camping
No Services
P82 Seven Lakes State Park
2220 Tinsman Rd., Fenton, MI 48430
248-634-7271
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1,434 Acres
Seven Lakes State Park has rolling hills, beautiful lakes and a sandy swimming beach. The small, modern campground has a private beach and newly planted trees. Its land was a combination of farmland, rolling hills and forests. About 230 acres of water with several miles of shoreline await the park user. Bluegill, bass, pike, tiger muskie and catfish can be found in the various lakes to challenge anglers of all ages. Boat rentals of row boats, canoes, paddle boats and your-motor-on boats are available from mid-May to mid-September. Call the concession at 810-750-1977 or the parkat 248-634-7271. Big Seven Lake is 170 acres with a boat launch, concession for snacks, beach, restrooms and changing courts. There are picnic areas with horseshoes, volleyball, and playground equipment, which can be used on a first come first serve basis. Dickinson Lake, the second largest lake at 44 acres, provides another boat launch and a floating pier used for fishing. A rustic picnic shelter with large grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball, basketball, and a softball diamond is also available to rent. Alcohol is prohibited in the entire park from April 1 through Labor Day without the written authorization of the park manager.
     An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Trail systems criss-cross the entire area. Many of these paths are worn down over the years by the local nature lovers, but one 3.5 mile stretch of trail system is clearly marked as a designated trail system taking visitors beside two lake, a stream and numerous swamps and low swales. Songbirds, muskrats, beaver, turtles, squirrels, deer, waterfowl, heron and many other species of wildlife call these wet areas home. This trail system is used by hikers, cross country skiers, snowmobilers (when there is four or more inches of snow) and mountain bikers. The park is located minutes from downtown Holly. From I-75, take exit 101 to Grange Hall Road. Go west approximately four miles. Go north onto Fish Lake Road and drive one mile to the park entrance.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P84 Sleeper State Park
6573 State Park Rd., Caseville, MI 48725
989-856-4411
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 723 Acres
Albert E. Sleeper State Park is located in the "thumb" of Michigan with 281 modern campsites. The park features a half-mile beach of fine sand along Lake Huron. Four miles of marked nature trails traverse old dune ridges where vegetation changes from wetland to thick forest. Take M-25 five miles east of Caseville.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P86 Sterling State Park
2800 State Park Rd., Monroe, MI 48161
734-289-2715
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1,000 Acres
Sterling State Park is the only state park on Lake Erie, and provides swimming, boating and fishing areas. Nature enthusiasts also will enjoy viewing birds and wildlife near the park's lagoons and marshes. Day use areas are surrounded by water and include one mile of sandy beach on Lake Erie, vending machines, a modern toilet building, grills, picnic tables and a playscape that is shared with the campground. 5 picnic shelters are available. The Heron and Red Oak shelters can be reserved by calling 734-289-2715. A total of seven miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking and exploring. The 2.9-mile paved Marsh Trail circles one of the marsh lagoons in the park. A 0.6-mile hiking trail follows the Lake Erie shoreline. These trails include eleven interpretive stations, an observation deck and a covered pavilion with spotting scopes. The Jerry C. Bartnik Memorial Boating Access Site within the park has 250 parking spaces and provides access to Lake Erie, widely known for its walleye fishing. Near the launch is a fish cleaning station and a modern restroom building. Take I-75 to the Dixie Highway exit and go one mile northeast on Dixie Highway.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P90 Waterloo Recreation Area
16345 McClure Rd., Chelsea, MI 48118
734-475-8307
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 20,500 Acres
Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest park in the lower Peninsula. The park boasts 11 lakes (including Portage Lake and Sugarloaf), 47 miles of hiking trails, 13 rustic cabins and numerous equestrian trails. The Eddy Discover Center features year-round exhibits and nature programs on Michigan's geologic history. Special programs are available for groups by appointment. From I-94, take exit 157 (Pierce Road) and go north to Bush Road. Take Bush Road west to the park entrance.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P91 W.C. Wetzel State Park
28681 Old N. River, Harrison Township, MI 48045
810-765-5605
Motor Vehicle Permit NOT Required
Apprx 900 Acres
Wetzel State Park is an undeveloped park providing areas for hiking, hunting, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Radio controlled flying groups regularly fly their crafts and host events to share their sport with young children to help them learn more about the dynamics of flight, hobbies and careers in aviation. From New Haven, take New Haven Road three miles northwest to the park.


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Facilities Legend

Facilities Legend for State Park Descriptions
Modern Campground Electricity, flush toilets, showers and sanitation station.
Rustic Campground Vault toilets and hand pump.
Equestrian Campground Vault toilets and hand pump, hitching posts for horses.
Organization Campground Vault toilets and hand pump, for organized groups (i.e. schools, church groups, scout troops).
Rustic Cabin Varies in size and accommodates from four to twenty-four people, includes bunk beds, fireplace, vault toilets.
Mini-Cabin Accommodates four people; includes bunk beds, electricity, table, located near showers and flush toilets.
Rent a Tent/Tepee Tent or replica American Indian tepee sleeps four, includes cots, located near showers and flush toilets.
Picnic Area Picnic tables and fire pits
Picnic Shelter Available on first-come, first-served basis or by reservation, contact the park.
Playground Variety of playground equipment for children.
Beach House Provides clothes changing area for swimming.
Concession or Store Provides food, drinks, snacks and supplies.
Boat Launch Access for boating and fishing.
Swimming Designated beaches.
Hunting In designated areas during hunting season; hunting license required.
Fishing During fishing seasons; fishing license required.
Snowmobiling In designated areas with at least 4" of snow on the ground.
Hiking On designated trails.
Horseback Riding On designated trails.
Cross-Country Skiing On designated trails.
Visitor Center Exhibits and audiovisual programs to orient visitors to Michigan's unique cultural and natural features.
Interpreter Program Park Interpreters and Adventure Rangers offer guided nature programs.

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