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Newaygo State Park, Big Rapids

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Newaygo State Park is a public recreation area covering 257 acres (104 ha) on the south side of Hardy Dam Pond in Big Prairie Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. The state park sits atop 20-foot (6.1 m) embankments overlooking the six-mile-long (10 km), 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) impoundment of the Muskegon River.
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  • Nice park with about 100 sites but it still feels pretty small. Lake view sites are good. Most of the sites are a pretty good size. Pit toilets were cleaned daily. Enjoyed hearing boats of all kinds.....  more »
  • Nice campground worth lots of big sites spaced a bit apart. A few trails in the area. The lake is shallow and not swimable  more »
  • Overall the campsites are decent and pretty roomy. The bathrooms are vault and were pretty busy considering the camp was full. We stayed in the Oak side of the park but we drove thru the Poplar side and that side seemed more wooded and the site weren't quite as close. The beach is super tiny basically two families would take up the whole area. We will try the Poplar side next time
  • I loved camping here! My boyfriend and I stayed on lot 85 with another couple, and I could not recommend it more! It's a large lot and backs right up to a sort of cliff overlooking the lake. The sunsets are beautiful, it's very quiet, and the trails are wonderful. Recomend to everyone.

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