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Holly Recreation Area, Holly

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Holly State Recreation Area is a state recreation area in Groveland Township, near Holly, Michigan.
Covering 7817acre of rolling woodland and open fields, the park area is bisected by Dixie Highway and Interstate 75, with a majority of park features to the east, and the Holdbridge Lakes Mountain Bike Area to the west, featuring the Gruber's Grinder trail. Features include an 18-hole disc golf course, 35mi of hiking and mountain biking trails, a model airplane flying field, opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and hunting. Winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Camping is provided for at 160 campsites and 3 rustic cabins, one of which is the Rolston Cabin. There is a groomed beach with picnic tables, a snack bar, and boat rentals on Heron Lake. The park area also encompasses McGinnis Lake, Valley Lake, and Wildwood Lake.
The park typically sees the highest number of visitors in August and September, coinciding with the Michigan Renaissance Festival, which is located near the park.
The area is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Plan my day in Holly using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • i love the campground. the large campsites mixed with the nice staff makes this an unforgettable time 
    i love the campground. the large campsites mixed with the nice staff makes this an unforgettable time  more »
  • Beautiful trails, beautiful land. And what a joy to see all the smiling faces, know what I mean? Five stars. 
    Beautiful trails, beautiful land. And what a joy to see all the smiling faces, know what I mean? Five stars.  more »
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  • Broke it on Sunday had a lot of help getting back to parking but I had a lot fun there.
  • Grew up out here, The park Has grown a lot since I grew up out here The fishing is gotten a lot better they say there's musky in there there but I've never caught one or seen or seen 1 there is Walleye And a different variety of bass, Blue Gill ,sunfish, Only bad thing is you need a boat to get out where the fish are they knew they need more fishing docks. They need to put one at the South end of the beach area. Nice place to hike and and mountain bike lots of trail, My only complaint is during honeymoon season people need to learn to wear hunters Orange and not tan jackets being foolish walking through the middle of the woods it's not fair to the hunters.

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