Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

Michigan State Park

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

GPS: 42.6859, -83.4714

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Overview of Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

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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Reviews of Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/18/2019
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Ponderosa Max
Tiffin Motorhomes Allegro 32LA
31 reviews
“Best State Park in the Area”

Reviewed 8/18/2019

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 15
Overall Rating

The campsites range from completely shaded to full sun. Some have nice separation from other sites and others seem to be set up for groups of campers. Make note that some of the sites are seriously sloped and would be problematic for rigs with even the best of a leveling system. It seemed a good number of the sites in the east campgr... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Ponderosa Max would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

1 review
“Love this Campground”

Reviewed 7/26/2018

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 19
Overall Rating

Its like being way up north but close to suburbia. The campsites are wooded, large or grassy and large. Well groomed, well maintained park and a beautiful beach too. Good cell service too. Only downside is the dump station - it takes at least two hours because everyone has to leave by 1:00 on Sunday. They need to add more dump stati... more

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MareBear would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Airstream/Camping through my Eyes
Detroit, MI 25' Airstream Flying Cloud
6 reviews
“Private”

Reviewed 3/31/2017

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 50
Overall Rating

I love going to Pontiac Lake. The mature trees and private spots are perfect.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 3G

Airstream/Camping through my Eyes would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Amenities

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

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