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Metamora, Michigan

Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area

Metamora, Michigan


3861 Herd Rd
Metamora, Michigan 48455
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Sites: 214
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.945114395226
Longitude: -83.357863426208

Elevation: 938' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was very friendly and helpful, but the sites are extremely tight and hard to get into and navigate. Inadequate parking, too many trees, and unlevel spots. With the help of a neighbor and my wife, I was able to jockey my 31 ft trailer back into our space, but had the space across from me been occupied, it would have been impossible. On departure the next morning, I had to go out the way I came (one way in) because of the trees. The park staff was very helpful in that regard and closed the entrance long enough for me to exit. It was also the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and the park was "packed". Also $39.00 is way too expensive for the amenities offered. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The weekend we were here the park was having it's Halloween contest which was kind of fun to see how people set up their sites. The campground has two loops with paved roads. The older one which we didn't stay in has more trees and tighter sites which might be tough for bigger rigs. The loop we were in was closer to the entrance and held the bigger units. Sites were all grass with 20/30A electric. No sewer. Water spigots were located around the loops. Sites were pretty big with the ones along Lake Minnawanna a bit shorter so most with bigger rigs were parking parallel to the road. We had site 190 on the inside end of the loop which gave us plenty of space and we parked across the site. We didn't use the facilities so I can't comment on them. There is a nice big beach area across from the front camping loop. There is also a boat launch on the lake which is on the smaller side. I think it's "no wake". We like these quieter, smaller campgrounds and have already booked a waterfront site for August of 2017. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
190
Site Surface
Grass
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here often. Close to home. Sites 170-213 in the north side are the best, decent grass, level and good shade trees. The remaining sites on the north side are really unlevel, poor grass and small. The south side sites are small, unlevel and sparse on grass. The beach is very nice and well kept up, its public but large enough for everyone. The store is basic but OK. The lake is good to kayak or small boat fish, decent bass, pike, bluegills. Motors OK but the entire lake is no wake. DNR patrol and keep things calm. Camp hosts are friendly and helpful. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

There is a north and south loop. The north loop has waterfront sites, some shady sites, many sunny sites, modern restrooms near the center of the loop, a mix of grass and dirt on the sites, and around the south end of the north loop opposite the waterfront sites are sites that back up to woods. The south loop is mostly shady spots, deeper into woods, the lake may be visible but seems to be at the bottom of a large hill. Many of the sites on the south loop are very un-level so bring a lot of stacking blocks. There are a few private or more secluded sites on the south loop. The south loop's restrooms have been updated more recently than the north loop (not a difference that should affect which loop you choose). We stayed at site 131 (in September 2012) in the north loop and it was fairly level, backed up to woods and was much larger than most other sites around. It had a mix of grass and dirt surface with some big trees for partial shade. It was a very quick walk to the restrooms. Overall, this is a very nice campground and park. There is a camp store where you can buy some basic groceries, ice cream, camping supplies, firewood ($10/2 bundles), propane tanks and rent paddle boats. There are a lot of people fishing on the lake and from the rented boats. The hiking trails are scenic and deep in the woods. There are at least 3 possible routes to hike. Definitely plan to return! We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our favorite campground. The North area is grassy and less trees. South is sandy and shady. The sites are roomy and staff is friendly. The beach is clean but the lake is over fished so not a lot of catches. They have movies for the kids in the pole barn and of course ice cream. The park can be loud in the late evening but not always. This is a great park for those who love to camp without being entertained. Those who would rather entertain themselves in nature. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

I had very high hopes when we arrived at Metamora-Hadley recreation area, and for the most part, I was pleasantly surprised. Our site, which was located on a corner, was very large and had plenty of room for the trailer, picnic tent and various games we brought with us. The south campground, where we stayed, was nicely wooded and very hilly. However, we did get a good dose of rain, and there were a handful of sites that were literally under water. Thankfully ours wasn't one of them. There were a fair number of party people at night, and it didn't seem that the "quiet time" was terribly well enforced. The beach is very nice and large, with a sand bottom lake and plenty of room to play. All in all I would return to this park, provided I can find a site that won't flood. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Another nice Michigan State Park. Nice and wooded, sites range from grass to dirt based on the amount of sunshine. Facilities were about what you would expect.. Fairly clean and usable. Good place to camp although it is a bit more cramped than most other State Parks. Barking Dogs again though. Seems like there were as many dogs as there were people. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice State Park for a weekend family getaway. Gets crowded on weekends, though. Some sites are tight and not very level for large rigs. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Camping in Michigan this time of year means that the facilities have been winterized and put out of use. No access to showers or restrooms. However, the campground itself is beautiful. Very scenic and natural. Access to well marked hiking paths right out of the campground. The fall colors were spectacular. We were able to get a prime location without reservations because the park was less than 10% full. I cannot wait to come back here in the summer and take advantage of the lake and beach. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, this is a nice campground. They have activities throughout the summer for families to take advantage of. The lake is an 80-acre, no-wake lake with a spacious, clean swimming beach. They have canoe, paddle-boat, and row-boat rentals for $7 per hour. This was our second time to camp here. The first time we camped at the north campground, which has absolutely beautiful lake front sites (171-191). However, the bathhouse was old, dirty, and full of bugs. This time we stayed on a "lake front" site in the south campground. The view was obscured by trees, but there was a trail down to the lake. We could fish there, but swimming was not an option because the lake is full of seaweed type plants in that area. However, the bathhouse in the south campground was immaculate. It was nice, new, and very clean. All in all, we really like this campground. Choose the north campground if you like great views and access to the lake. Choose the south if you like a very clean bathhouse. We camped at Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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