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Great spot on the lake

The lake here is really nice. You don't have to travel hundreds of miles from Detroit to have a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
via mobile
Nice campground close to home

We came for the weekend. There is a wide variety of sites, some woodsy, some grassy. Fairly quiet... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Detroit, Michigan
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The lake here is really nice. You don't have to travel hundreds of miles from Detroit to have a really nice spot on the lake. There are picnic tables, grills, beautiful beach, and clean restrooms. Also, two big docks on each end of the lake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 527pm
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We came for the weekend. There is a wide variety of sites, some woodsy, some grassy. Fairly quiet campground, clean restrooms and showers. All the city comforts are a short ride away in Waterford. You can even have Hungry Howies pizza deliver to the main...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deetroit
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Near northern suburbs of Detroit Good size lake with nice view and many picnic spots.'Good parking lot

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davinder S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank precioussez1666
Reviewed 21 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tanner S
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Kenny T
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ronarnesen
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank R M
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MsKimZ
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Marvelousinfl
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Deb F
14 October 2017|
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!