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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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Very pleasant campground

Camped here early in May. It is a very nice campground with updated bathrooms, showers, etc. The... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Unlevel, mud pit

I reserved what appeared to be an idealic site online using the MI State Parks online reservation... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
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“splash pad” (14 reviews)
“tobiko” (17 reviews)
“splash park” (12 reviews)
3582 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706-1356
+1 989-684-3020
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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 12 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
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The first 1.5 mile, from either end, can get a little congested but a great trek of clean paved paths, well traveled dirt paths with viewing and resting areas scattered throughout. There are 2 tall viewing platforms to see over Tobico Marsh, after that is...More

2  Thank TravelingMartinezes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

great nature trail...splash park for kids. The walk through Tobico Marsh enable3s you to see deer a multitude of bird life and just plain get along with nature

Thank 502Thomas_H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Place was great. Is one of the nicer state parks in michigan. Staff was friendly. Sites are well marked. Was a friendly pla e to camp. I would recommend. This state park to anybody

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Beautiful long beach, not crowded, good place to take the kids or grandkids. Must stop by to walk or run along the shore!

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great Park for camping. Has lots of hiking biking and wetland to explore also great for bird watching. Nice beach but located too far from parking area. Need to clean entire beach in front of picnic area.

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We camped there for first time. What a blast all the tricker treaters dressed in costumes and the parents to. Contests and Movies all weekend. Everyone was totally family oriented. We will go again next year.

Thank Cynthia C
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1 October 2017|
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!
30 August 2017|
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24 August 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.