Project Category: Beaches

Big Bend Park

Big Bend Park Big Bend is located on the west side of Big Muskegon River near the Hardy Dam, with 17 miles of waterway for boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing.  This is a great area for camping, hiking and a brilliant view of the fall colors. We have 215 campsites (all with water & electric hook-up), one cabin, docks, four playgrounds, three service buildings (toilets & showers), several vault toilets, pavilion with restrooms and showers (also available to rent), a swim beach with a picnic area, horse shoe pits, grills, 18 hole disc golf course, volleyball court, two 1/2 basketball...

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Oxbow Park

OXBOW PARK Oxbow Park is located on the east side of the Hardy Dam backwaters. There are 17 miles of waterway from Hardy Dam to Rogers Dam for recreational waterskiing, swimming, fishing or boating. This is a great area for camping, hiking and a brilliant view of the fall colors. They are located about 25 minutes from Newaygo, Big Rapids and Fremont, and about 45 minutes north of Grand Rapids. We have 197 campsites (all with water and electric hook-up except our 7 primitive sites), two cabins, docks, a dumping station (for waste water), two playgrounds, three service buildings...

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Pettibone Lake

Pettibone Lake This sandy bottom lake features a casual resort community feeling surrounded by cottages. To the south of the lake you will find the Manistee National Forest with over 1,600 acres of federal forest land. On the north side of the lake Pettibone Lake County Park offers a sandy beach, picnic facilities, and public boat launch making it a great spot for lakefront activities. Outdoor enthusiasts will find this a great destination for camping, boating, or just a day at the beach.     Details Size: 44 acres Activities: Fishing, ice fishing, hiking, camping, swimming Fish Species: Largemouth bass, panfish...

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Fremont Lake

Fremont Lake Fremont Lake provides excellent fishing and recreational boating activities. The 17-acre Fremont Park offers access to this Newaygo County lake that is a popular destination for water sports of every sort. This fishing lake is also a great spot for a float in a boat or kayak. The park features a campground, boat launching area, horseshoe pits, a swimming beach, shuffleboard, sand volleyball courts, a playground, restrooms, picnic areas and pavilions.   Details Size: 790 acres, 88 feet deep Activities: Fishing, ice fishing, swimming, boating, hiking Fish Species: Crappie, bluegill, bass, pike, sunfish, walleye, perch   Download Map Site...

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Nichols Lake

Nichols Lake Nichols Lake is a U.S. Forest Service property with a southside campground featuring a small boat launch, beach, public fishing pier and shore fishing, which makes it a great spot for fishing with the family. You will also find a small boat launch and shore fishing at the northside beach.   Details Size: 160 acres Activities: Fishing, ice fishing, hiking, camping, swimming Fish Species: Crappie, bluegill, bass, pike, sunfish, walleye, perch Download Map Site Features Nichols Lake South Campground This campground is located on the south side of Nichols Lake, with a day use area located on the north...

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