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Address: Beaver Road, Bay City, MI
Phone Number: +1 989-684-3020
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They Got Beach!

This updates a previous review entitled "A Non-swimmer's perspective." This year on our annual July 4 camp-out, we discovered that the MUCK has been removed and replaced by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This updates a previous review entitled "A Non-swimmer's perspective." This year on our annual July 4 camp-out, we discovered that the MUCK has been removed and replaced by genuine Michigan sand! So get your pails and shovels, kids, and dig, build, enjoy! (I still can't swim but the wading is great!) And the Bay City 3-day fireworks at the 4th... More 

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Alger, MI
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We parked our RV at the very clean and quiet campground and spent the day walking trails, swimming and hanging out. A nice water park for the kids also. Lots of activities for kids and pets welcomed. The Tobico Marsh Trail is a birders paradise. Loved going out early in the morning to watch the birds nest and fly around... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The Bay City State Park features some cool (paved) walking trails, a nice boardwalk around the "lagoon" area, and a slightly murky, but serviceable beach. If you're looking for a higher quality beach experience close to the Tri-Cities, I would recommend Oscoda and Caseville, in that order. The Bay City State Park is definitely a nice place for a picnic... More 

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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Having this wonderful beach so close to us but not really being able to use it was heartbreaking. At long last, the muck that was made worse by the wetlands is gone. Once again, the beach is beautiful and can be enjoyed in all of it's wonderful glory.

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Hell, Michigan
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748 reviews
272 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We camped at Bay City Recreation Area several times over 10 years ago but hadn't been there in over a decade until today. We had a day off from work and wanted to hike and enjoy being outside without driving too far and the Visitors Center and trails around Tobico Marsh were perfect. We saw beaver lodges and many different... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is advice, not a complaint: Pay close attention to the map or sign, or you might find yourself on a long walk in Tobico Marsh (by bearing to the left and crossing a bridge) when you instead intended to make a much shorter walk to the first observation tower (by bearing to the right). Perhaps the time of day... More 

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Bay City, Michigan
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

It was nice, clean and staff was great. Suggest they update the site, an inground pool, bouncy ground, continue outside theater..theme /craft days

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Thank Melissa E
Bay City, Michigan
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I frequent the Bay City State Recreational Park for it's natural beauty and to watch the water fowl. There is a family of mute swans that live at the park and they have had their offspring there. They nurture their offspring to adulthood in the presence of park visitors who frequently capture their activities on film. They... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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278 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I loved walking the trail around the lagoon. And I walked the Tobico Trail. It was a beautiful day on Saturday with 40 degree weather. The trails are well marked. It was a bit sloshy, but still fun. This is my first visit. I did not see signs on which way to turn left to get to the Tobico Trails.... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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254 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a fun place to go for a picnic or daytime outing on a nice day. The trails on the marsh are fun to go on both walking and biking. Like with most beaches in the Saginaw Bay area, I would avoid going in the water by the shore here, but there's plenty to do to fill an afternoon... More 

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