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Otsego Lake State Park

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Address: Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone Number: +1 989-732-5485
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One of my favorite since 1957

My first visit to Otsego Lake State Park was a long time ago when my parents took our family on a camping vacation. Even then, this park offered me everything I needed to enjoy a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chuck C
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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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Waterford, Michigan, United States
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Otsego Lake State Park was a long time ago when my parents took our family on a camping vacation. Even then, this park offered me everything I needed to enjoy a week of vacationing. The park had a nice playground full of swings, Merry-go-rounds, baseball diamonds, the beach was one of the best, the park store... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent time after classes here, studied and just enjoyed the outdoors.....away from hotel room. since it was off season it was very quiet except for a few seagulls. nice sandy beach with tables

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Durand, Michigan
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wouldn't think of a state park for a business meeting but someone did. The meeting took place in the parks recreation building. It was large enough for the 30+ people in our group. The bathrooms were located beside the building and easily accessible. The parking for the event was ample. We used the tables and chairs already set up... More 

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Thank Heidi D
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have been here twice, once in 2013 and 2016. The beaches are nice and the water is lovely. Check it out. It's a pleasant place to go in Gaylord.

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Thank AnchoredAshley
Ft Worth Tx
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We purchased a State Park pass to use on our two week vacation. We are from Texas and had a cottage rented but we loved seeing the State Parks for day visits. There was a fishing dock here and a pretty beach. We did not catch any fish the day we were there but had a great time being outdoors... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The park was great, host walking around greeting and talking about the weekends planned activities. Was quiet as expected (people-wise) at quiet time, which was nice for such a busy weekend. Road side sites were a bit noisy with car noise. Beach was nice. FYI we got to check in at 2:49 and they made it clear that next year... More 

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Thank Mark S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped here unexpectedly & were very impressed with this park. We were mainly by the beach area, but the camping part looks very shady. The beach area was very clean. We liked that the beach was more narrow than your typical big west shore beaches. We were here for only a few hours, but we liked what we saw.

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Thank GoLoo
Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and our 3 little girls stayed in site 105. It was a great site with a view of the lake across the street and there was an extra wooded area next to our site that gave the kids more space to run. The bathrooms were newer on this side of the park. We loved the beach. It was... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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160 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

You have to enter this state park or have a state park pass you paid for when you bought your car license plate. Their is a nice beach and water area to Otsego Lake. Fun day trip bring bug and sun spray, towels and picnic. Fun place to fish.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have been having my wife's family reunion here for 3 years now. Everyone seem to really enjoy being here. The staff are all very helpful. We usually have between 65 and 75 people to keep happy and they do a fine job. We swimming, boating, playground and other games. Some sand, but not a lot of beach. We always... More 

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