Metamore-Hadley Recreation Area consists of 723 acres with the 80 acre Lake Minnewanna in the center. Campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, hunters, cross-country skiers and others are welcome to enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year.

Camping and Day Use

There are 224 modern campsites along Lake Minnewanna. The sites feature electricity, firepits and picnic tables. There are modern restroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets. A camp store is located at the entrance to the campground. The day use area consists of a marked swimming area, concession, parking lot with 400 parking spaces, boat and paddle boat rentals, and a picnic shelter.


Located in the campgrounds are two mini-cabins available for rent. The cabins are designed to sleep four people, with bunks and mattresses provided. The cabins have electricity and lights.

Trail Information

The hiker will find over six miles of marked hiking trails that meander through the woods and fields of the park.

Boating and Fishing

Lake Minnewanna provides recreation for boaters and anglers. There is a boat launch on the lake and for those without a boat, boats and canoes can be rented at the concession between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There are three fishing piers located on the lake.


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 Headquarters.

Winter Activities

Winter activities include semi-modern camping, hiking, ice fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling (if there is 4" of snow).

Area Attractions

The park is located close to: Seven Ponds Nature Center, Crossroads Village; Frankenmuth; and Silver Saddle Riding Stables.


Metamore-Hadley Recreation Area is located in Lapeer Country and is eight miles south of the City of Lapeer. From M-24 (Lapeer Road), take Pratt Road west two miles to Hurd Road. Go south on Hurd Road less than a mile to park entrance.

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