8.1 Good
Bay City, Michigan

Bay City State Recreation Area

Bay City, Michigan

3582 State Park Dr
Bay City, Michigan 48706
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 193
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 43.66631
Longitude: -83.90521

Elevation: 589' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Water Access Water Access yes
  • Casino Casino no

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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 180
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is shady and relatively attractive. All sites are on the natural ground except for a few paved ones, so be prepared to level your rig. Sites are not well-defined, which allows some flexibility on how to set up. The new bathhouses are a delight! Some road noise from the local road, particularly at one end of the campground. We camped at Bay City State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice family park close to Bay City. There is a lot to do for kids and adult in this area. The swimming is no the best but I was informed that the chamber of commerse is going to install piers for swimmers that go out past the green slime. Once you get past the slime the swimming is good nice sandy bottom. We camped at Bay City State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2005 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with plenty of good sites to choose from. The bathrooms have both been rebuilt in the last couple of years and are real nice. We camped here for a Halloween Harvest Festival weekend, and it was packed with lots of families. Overall it's a real nice place, but as mentioned the water can be a little nasty for swimming, we stopped by in the summer and the beach was a long walk from the campground and didn't appear to be used due to muck in the water. But for a spring or fall trip this is a nice place and an easy drive from SE Michigan. If you need firewood there is an oil change place on hwy 13 just as you get to Kawkawlin that will sell 1/2 ($22.50) or full face cords ($45), which I thought was real reasonable for good hardwood, as the firewood purchased near the park was soft, rotted and/or wet. If the beach was nicer I would rate this park an easy 9, but gave it a 7 due to not being the best option for a hot summer day. We camped at Bay City State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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