Otsego Lake State Park

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by novagirl, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Visited this park (not camping) in 2011. Very nice park on the shores of Otsego Lake near Gaylord MI.

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    Seemed like a nice peaceful park. Probably not a lot to do for kids though. Would like to go back again and camp.
     
  2. heckufaguy

    heckufaguy New Member

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    We've got reservations for late June here. Was filling up fast! I'll be sure to review it then.
    We'll be camping at the Firemans Memorial campground for a geocaching road rally the week before, and then a few days here to relax and visit friends local to the area.

    Not a lot for the kids to do = a plus for two older campers!
     
  3. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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    Has anyone ever camped here? When we were there looking at it in 2011 it seemed very nice. Always wanted to go back but haven't made it so far. :(
     
  4. RhinoDave

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    Like you, we've driven through the park. It seems pretty nice and there are many sites that are spacious. My brother has a place on a small lake with 10 acres just outside of Lewiston so we usually camp there when we're in the area. There is also a nice county park on the other side of the lake. We've driven through but not camped there for the same reason.
     
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    Otsego S.P. is very nice. I've camped there many times. The beach is nice, there is a boat launch and a fishing pier. They have a small play ground. lots of familes with kids camp there.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Thinking staying here over Labor Day weekend to do the Bridge Walk.
     
  7. heckufaguy

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    Wow, can't believe I never came back to update. We camped there June of 2013. Came in on a Sunday and left on a Wednesday. It was very quiet those days, mostly kids with grandparents. Camped next to us was about 4 kids with GP's and we thought..ho boy here we go. Well, they were the quietest most respectful campers I've seen in a long time!
    The park itself is impeccably clean. The beach appeared so too. They claim a 'dog beach' but it was 8 feet of sand at the bottom of some STEEP stairs, and about 3 feet deep from water to shore. VERY disappointed in that.

    We ended up on a nice spot, that slopped terribly right to left. Made our step side way high once level. Water as usual with a state park was no where near.

    All in all we liked it, it was quiet and clean. Spacious but not the most secluded we've had.
     
  8. novagirl

    novagirl retired camper

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