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Newaygo State Park

Manistee National Forest

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2793 Beech Street Newaygo, MI 49337 231-856-4452 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 43.5017, -85.5829

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Overview of Newaygo State Park

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: Michigan Recreation Passport

Number of Sites 99

Pad Type dirt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May - October

Elevation 853 ft / 259 m

Max Stay 15

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 8/19/2019
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“Great rustic camping but nothing special ”

Reviewed 8/19/2019

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 35
Overall Rating

This is a great rustic campground near a large sporting lake. There is a boat launch and a small swim beach both walking distance from the campground.

Despite being right next to the lake you cannot really see the water from anywhere in the campground which is in a more wooded area which if you are relying on solar may not be great.

We stayed in the oak loop in site 35 which did have some clearing above us so we stayed charged but the majority of sites had more tree cover.

The oak loop is surrounded by the disc golf course which is pretty technical with all the trees. The poplar loop is closer to the swim beach and has a hiking trail that follows the shoreline and then loops back. Site 85 in the poplar loop almost has a lake view and it’s steps from a great clearing overlooking the water- if we went back we’d try for that site. Sites around 66-69 we’re closest to the beach access.

There are water spigots and vault toilets throughout the campground and they sell firewood and ice at the park entrance.

If you do not have a Michigan Recreation Passport for entry you will have to pay that as well- for out of state residents it’s only $33 for an annual pass otherwise its $9/day.

AT&T worked fine- we didn’t test speeds as we were her for pleasure rather than work

Site Quality

Vicaribus would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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