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Otsego Lake State Park

Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 989-732-5485
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Great camping, but stay away from sites by the road!

We've been here 3 times so far during the spring and early fall and love the campground! None of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim B
Beautiful Lake for Day at Beach

Otsego Lake State Park is an easy-to-find state park, located near I75. The lake is beautiful. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“fishing pier” (3 reviews)
“nice beach” (3 reviews)
“park store” (3 reviews)
Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 989-732-5485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here 3 times so far during the spring and early fall and love the campground! None of the stays have been warm enough to swim at the beach, but it looks beautiful. The south side of the campground has a newly constructed bathroom...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Otsego Lake State Park is an easy-to-find state park, located near I75. The lake is beautiful. The state park has a small fishing pier and a nice, clean beach. We tried our luck at the fishing pier but did not have any bites, although we...More

Thank MemberP
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Seems like a very nice place to stay. They are getting it ready for campers. The sites are standard size for a state park. Bath houses were locked so we could not tell how they were, but one looks very new. The docks were being...More

Thank Travelmoorenow
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was on a date with the wrong gentleman and we came here. I packed a delightful picnic of goat cheese and walnuts and pears with an arugula salad. It was great, He-Tina was not so great! The park was nice. I actually went back...More

2  Thank MissChris808
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The first time I stopped at Otsego Lake I was on my way to Mackinaw City to meet up with family, and had a little time to kill, so I pulled off I-75 and took a short side-trip. I immediately knew I would someday return....More

1  Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My first visit to Otsego Lake State Park was a long time ago when my parents took our family on a camping vacation. Even then, this park offered me everything I needed to enjoy a week of vacationing. The park had a nice playground full...More

1  Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 22 November 2016

spent time after classes here, studied and just enjoyed the outdoors.....away from hotel room. since it was off season it was very quiet except for a few seagulls. nice sandy beach with tables

Thank Penny6162
Reviewed 18 November 2016

You wouldn't think of a state park for a business meeting but someone did. The meeting took place in the parks recreation building. It was large enough for the 30+ people in our group. The bathrooms were located beside the building and easily accessible. The...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have been here twice, once in 2013 and 2016. The beaches are nice and the water is lovely. Check it out. It's a pleasant place to go in Gaylord.

Thank AnchoredAshley
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We purchased a State Park pass to use on our two week vacation. We are from Texas and had a cottage rented but we loved seeing the State Parks for day visits. There was a fishing dock here and a pretty beach. We did not...More

Thank Nancy P
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Shirley G
I'm getting married in June and wanted to know if you'd allow a wedding on the beach?
10 March 2017|
Response from Chuck C | Reviewed this property |
I think you should immediately call the Otsego Lake State Park Office or Ranger's Office and try to secure or make reservations for holding a wedding on their beach. I would hope that you can... And congratulations. I... More
Janice G
Where do we rent a pontoon from? Who do we contact?
21 February 2017|
Response from Rangerfoster |
Pro Source Rent All moors boats at the Park 989-731-9988
Are dogs allowed to swim at the lake?
21 July 2016|
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Response from kittypaus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are allowed. There is even a Doggie Access at the northern loop of the park.