Newaygo State Park

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Newaygo State Park

Michigan

(231) 856-4452

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Things To Do

Overview

Newaygo State Park is a 99-site rustic campground, which sits atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, a six-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The park caters primarily to campers, anglers and recreational boaters. There are several picnic sites overlooking the reservoir for day users. The campground is nestled in oak and poplar forests and is noted for its large, private sites and scenic beauty. There is a 20-30 foot forested buffer between sites, and each site is provided with a picnic table and a fire ring.

Map of Newaygo (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.503126, -85.591952

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Activities

  • Boating

    The park's protected harbor and easy access to the Hardy Dam Pond attract many recreational boaters, water skiers and anglers each year. Water levels on the reservoir can be maintained at a high level in contrast to the declining water levels of the Great Lakes. The access site parking lot holds about 65 vehicle/ trailer combination and alleviates traffic congestion on the park roads.

  • Camping

    Newaygo State Park is a 99-site rustic campground and day use area sitting atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond.

  • Fishing

    The primary game fish are walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass. A wide variety of panfish are also available in the Muskegon River.

  • Picnicking

    The park has two playground areas and a small beach for children and adults who wish to cool off from the summer heat. Two playground areas are provided.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming is the primary water sport.

Directions

Driving

Take US 131 to exit 125 and go W. Five miles to Beech Street. Go North on Beech St. to the park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(231) 856-4452

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