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Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area

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Nice trails, good swimming beach, good campground

We often stop by to hike on the trails. The beach is very nice with a gently sloping sandy bottom... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Ernie M
Lapeer, Michigan
Met rec area

Nice place to camp fish swim bike ride. Has a picnic area also plenty of tables on the beach... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
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3871 Herd Rd, Metamora, MI 48455-9763
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All reviews camp store bass nice park boat launch fire pit picnic area great campground hiking trails are metro detroit a lot of fun bike ride camping sites fishing hike halloween shore
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We often stop by to hike on the trails. The beach is very nice with a gently sloping sandy bottom. The campground is very nice also.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ernie M
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Great swimming beach and campground. We were going to have a family gathering. Their Red Barn facility is available for rent. You can also rent paddleboats and kayaks. Nice camp store. Fun time around Halloween also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat R
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to camp fish swim bike ride. Has a picnic area also plenty of tables on the beach. Campgrounds are nice get there early for water front camp site. Bath room could use updating . little store at the front of the park.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pathteacher
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We have visited this campground several times and have enjoyed camping here. There's a nice beach, a boat launch, a campstore and nature trails. There is delivery of campfire wood on a golfcart. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. Most sites...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J1159ZWglorias
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Such a lovely place to camp. Visit here once a year. Have for many years. Lake is beautiful. There is a tiny camp store. Lots are large. Mature trees.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 767Patricia
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Usually we stay at State Parks so this was a bit different. The road thru the park is dirt. The bathrooms are newer and were kept very clean. Many lots are uneven and better for tents rather than RVs. Tents outnumbered RV’s when we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GlenS595
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is not a resort campground. Your entertainment is the outdoors with dirt roads, campsites that you have to engineer level, and trails to walk to the beach. This is the campground for those who truly enjoy the the spirit of camping and the outdoors....More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Linda M
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I camped at the park this past weekend. The park itself is beautiful, the lake is lovely, and the campsites are large and clean. I was very disappointed to see that the park allows hunting, the sound of semi automatic gun fire really ruined the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Dinosaurusr3x
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We were here for an early season stay. Campground was nice, the shower heads need some repair as they were not flowing. The hiking trails are great and the beach looked like it would be a lot of fun. We will return again in warmer...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AdjustingOurCompass
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Explored this Michigan park and was very pleasantly surprised. There is swimming at this location and many campsites for trailers. Uncrowded park, lovely.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank George T
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Tara T
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know
Chad T
July 28, 2018|
Response from wethemoores |
I haven't fished there in some time. When I did it wasn't great. I was told this lake is over fished. Sorry I can't help.
May 5, 2018|
Response from AdjustingOurCompass | Reviewed this property |
You have to have the state park pass. A day pass is available or you can get a year pass.