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Bay City - Bay City Recreation Area

3582 State Park Dr

Bay City State Recreation Area has one of the largest remaining freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, the Tobico Marsh. More than a thousand feet of sandy beach and over 2,000 acres of wetland woods, wet meadows, cattail marshlands and oak savannah prairies make it an ideal staging area for migratory birds. 


Big Daddy

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Water is dirty, beach is not very sandy. Lots of room to roam though. Mediocre at best. Too many better options in this beautiful state.

romanticshadow s

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Went to the shore where there was a no dog sign, seen 3 huge dogs no one said anything. The next day i take my dog, who is so small i had her IN MY BAG, and someone made sure to let me know there are no dogs. So i pacl my things, and see 2 more big dogs off a leash, and said person did not say a thing to them.

Ramkrishna P

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kids will love this place, Beach was not so bad. water still need to cleaned.. I guess it very begining of the spring when I visited here

Sue Stuever Battel

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
We love the nature center here for the wildlife exhibits. The kids especially like the occasional live turtle or salamander in a tank. I enjoy watching the birds outside from the bird room. The beach is just beautiful, the marsh pond has a nice dock to experience it, and the nature trails are nice. We enjoyed the playground. The splash park looks like a blast, though we were there in cold weather when it was off. Camping is available across the road.

Timothy Sharp

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
The state park is nicely located with plenty of parking. I do believe it be very helpful and much safer for people using the park if there was a light activated Beacon style light at the beach so ice fisherman could locate the park and entry and exit the bay more safely at night it is very easy to get turned around it would be an inexpensive Common Sense approach more than likely could save life's

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