Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

Michigan State Park

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7800 Gale Rd. Waterford, MI 48327 248-666-1020 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 42.6859, -83.4714

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  • Amenities

Overview of Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

NOTE: Due to a planned park enhancement project to upgrade the electrical system, Pontiac Lake Recreation Area’s modern campground is temporarily closed through at least July 9, 2023.

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 176

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Elevation 1,017 ft / 309 m

Max Stay 15

Max Length 40 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 248-666-1020

camper-747612 asked on 9/16/2022

Do I need to buy at Michigan Recreation Passport for a one night stay at Pontiac Lake State Park, I’m from out of state.

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Reviews of Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area 6 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 3/1/2020
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 11/6/2022
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/15/2020

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dog run
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
  • dog run
  • pets


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