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Bay City State Recreation Area

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3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1356
+1 989-684-3020
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A Pleasant Surprise! -- But Please build a pedestrian bridge from campground to play area

We just spent 2 nights and 3 days camping at the Bay City State Park. We have 4 children under 10... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KJ00006
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Michigan
Great Dog Beach

Went with my dog and family of 4. We had a great time. Water was quite clean and quite warm over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PhobicEyes
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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“splash pad” (14 reviews)
“lake huron” (14 reviews)
“nature center” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1356
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+1 989-684-3020
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"splash pad"
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"lake huron"
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"nature center"
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"spray park"
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"across the road"
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"visitor center"
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"swimming beach"
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"welcome center"
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"nice campground"
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"great park"
in 6 reviews
"women's bathroom"
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"great nature"
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"labor day"
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"picnic tables"
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"local park"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just spent 2 nights and 3 days camping at the Bay City State Park. We have 4 children under 10, and a large dog, and we trailer camp. Generally, when we camp we head up north towards Mackinac or NE Michigan . We decided...More

Thank KJ00006
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with my dog and family of 4. We had a great time. Water was quite clean and quite warm over Father's day weekend. We had one portion of the beach to ourselves, for the most part, It was a good day. Long walk from...More

Thank PhobicEyes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This rating is for the swimming beach only because that's the only place I went. I'm not from this area but wanted to take my granddaughter to the beach, so I picked a state park because they are usually good. I was told by others...More

8  Thank GrannyTammy01
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great place to camp. Childrens water park near beach. Bring along bikes, wagons and other walking accessories. The hike to the beach will take some time but worth it.

1  Thank maryeileeng2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

The beach was very clean the cleanest it's been in years. Lots of people enjoying it. People were using the picnic area and there was no shortage of boats at the place they call boaters Beach. The Beach is located across from the State Park.

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Bay City State Park area is a very well up-kept family park. They have a nice little water park for smaller children, a very large section of Beach, along with grills here and there.

Thank aruba11344
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Stayed Sun. Through Fri. Had a very nice lot, big and sunny. The weather cooperated. The only drawback is that all Mi State Parks are now 100% reservable. Must make reservations 6 mos. in advance. No more enjoying the Great Lakes state by road trips!...More

Thank rose_eliz77
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I was impressed with the walkway around the lagoon, which is a large pond. The beach was close and very nice. I also liked the visitor center. We had a picnic near the visitor center. Very nice!

1  Thank xavierl854
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

When traveling home to Colorado after a long two month road trip, we came across this excellent local state park. We had intended to stay at a KOA that didn’t look nice and get a few more miles down the road The adjacent Bay City...More

Thank Nick_Schmidt
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Went to welcome center, did the scavenger hunt- headed over to the beach. Loonggg walk from any direction. Parked then walked to where we though yhe swimming beach was, wasn't close- so we walked along the beach to get there- 4 kids and all that...More

Thank emilypS1911TX
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MitchandKaren
September 30, 2017|
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Response from CullomFamily |
We were there in the summer, and it was dry. There were no fall colors and we do not live there, so I can't tell you what it is like now. Good luck!
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WindyandSun
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Elaine M | Reviewed this property |
Yes.
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Marianne K
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
I was there after hours, they had a bathroom building and another building that was closed. I didn't see anyplace that was big enough to hold Kayak rentals.
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