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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd, Park Office, Waterford, MI 48327-1058
+1 248-666-1020
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Excellent place to hike, or bike in the many trails. Also nice beach and picnic area that is well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stacie Z
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Novi, Michigan
via mobile
I loved this place

The MTB trail was great there where some difficult spots but great trail This would be my first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tanner S
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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7800 Gale Rd, Park Office, Waterford, MI 48327-1058
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+1 248-666-1020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to hike, or bike in the many trails. Also nice beach and picnic area that is well kept. I personally love the 4 mile hike to the campsites and back to the beach an excellent 1000 calorie workout!!

Thank Stacie Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The MTB trail was great there where some difficult spots but great trail This would be my first trail and it was fun it was 80 degrees and humid but I lasted I had to walk up some hills but it was fun the best...More

Thank Tanner S
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

To get to the campgrounds use the address 3509 Teggerdine. That will get you to the RV campground. The gale Rd. address will not.

2  Thank Kenny T
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best mountain bike trails in the state. Trail is technical and can be challenging. And the scenery is beautiful. If you like to mountain bike you must try this trail.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I love the trail system here. Very well designed and maintained for horses, mountain biking and hiking.

Thank R M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I walk my dog here at least 3 times a week and have noticed that the leash law is not being enforced this year. It is well posted that dogs must be on 6 foot leash, but many do not abide. A couple of days...More

Thank MsKimZ
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I only gave this a 3 because it is such a long walk to the beach when you have a lot to carry. They do have a big picnic area and playground for the kids. Beach is a little rocky for me. As a senior...More

1  Thank Marvelousinfl
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice park with beach. Park has picnic area, playground equipment, volleyball and dressing rooms with restrooms. They keep the beach as clean as possible but the birds leave their poop behind. You have to watch where you step. Nice area to walk and boat launch...More

1  Thank Pauline S
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

My family used to hold family reunions here back when you could drink alcohol here. Before I was born. The beach and facilities are maintained very well

Thank turfterror
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We just purchased our first RV and this our first camping experience. First I would highly recommend for anyone that is looking for some place close to DTE Energy. It's only about a 15 minute drive to the concert venue. This state park is very...More

Thank Escapetogym
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Deb F
14 October 2017|
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Response from Mortie53 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is open until 12/31. Water would be avail at DNR office. Dump should be open. Please call them direct and have fun!
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