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Bay City State Recreation Area

#3 of 37 things to do in Bay City Features Animals
Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
+1 989-684-3020
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Great for Hiking and Birding

Was here Sunday morning and found the park to be clean, with many activities. Walked along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Char1144
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Holiday Happenings!

Visited the river area for the holiday festivities! It was well organized, clean and very well-put... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrsKKC
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Hillsboro, Ohio
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  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
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+1 989-684-3020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was here Sunday morning and found the park to be clean, with many activities. Walked along the beach which was lovely. The trails are well kept and marked. Plan on returning in October. People that go here are usually friendly and it's a great place...More

Thank Char1144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the river area for the holiday festivities! It was well organized, clean and very well-put together! We enjoyed the day and evening!!!

Thank MrsKKC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from nearby Essexville and having been to the Bay City State Recreation Area many times, I must say the beach - which is often a highlight of any State Park - is not worth going to. Often there is muck, seaweed, dead fish and...More

Thank zjohng199816
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Bay City State Recreation Area over Father's Day weekend. Great staff. Unfortunately, it was a wet one. We were fortunate to have a site that did not flood. Definitely, make sure you follow the advice of the Michigan campground reservation site. If...More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My family and I headed to the area for a camping weekend and to check out the area. Staff was very nice and check in went smoothly. I am not a seasoned camper, but I do camp and the set up at Brighton Rec was...More

Thank sdloso
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Trails were nice. The visitors center informative but small. The $9.00 to enter was a little steep. There is a beach and fishing piers if that is your thing. It was an OK way to spend our Sunday afternoon.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Camped here early in May. It is a very nice campground with updated bathrooms, showers, etc. The beach area is huge and there is a nature center. The water had black sludge in it though, so our dogs were pretty covered with goo after swimming....More

Thank MrsKA59
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I reserved what appeared to be an idealic site online using the MI State Parks online reservation system. I should have known trouble was coming when the reservation system (800#) called to tell me my site was changed due to park flooding. They randomly changed...More

1  Thank MaidenPowerslave
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wanting to get a better look at Saginaw Bay we drove a few short miles from Bay City to see this recreational area. Very nice opportunity to walk out to the small beach area to view the bay. Some picnic tables and shelter house. A...More

Thank Bobbi58
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The group site was perfect for our weekend cadet camping event. It was spacious and private so we had plenty of room to drill and didn't have to worry about being too loud during early morning PT. The rest of the park also provided us...More

Thank Patricia A
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Lynn C
8 July 2017|
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Response from sdloso | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not MO reservations, should be MI
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Lynn C
8 July 2017|
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Response from MrsKKC | Reviewed this property |
We did not camp, and therefore, did not check on camping prices. I'm sure there is a website with pricing, or a phone number to call. Good luck!
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Kelley R
2 July 2017|
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Response from MrsKKC | Reviewed this property |
We seen dogs, but not at the beach -- that doesn't mean they aren't allowed. We did not take or pet, so we didn't check into that.
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