Hayes State Park

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Campground Description

W.J. Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is bordered by a group of inland lakes frequented by anglers and boaters. The parks close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and other attractions make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination. The park is also newly handicapped accessible.The campground is closed for winter. Information about winter camping opportunities is available on the DNR web site.Hayes State Park is one of the systems oldest state parks. Dedicated in 1920, the park originally was named Cedar Hill State Park. The name changed when the Hayes family donated land to the park with the condition that it be renamed to honor Walter J. Hayes, a Michigan senator. The park has gone through many changes, but the major constant has been the attraction of Michigans visitors to the recreational waters of Wamplers Lake.
Contact: State Government (recreation.gov)
Posted by: TrailAPI on February 3, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Fishing, beach, geocaching, metal detecting, playground, picnic area, nature programs, swimming

    Campground Amenities

    Boat launch, electric hookups, fishing pier, cabins, modern restrooms, dump station

    Reservation info

    Reservations available at http://www.midnrreservations.com/presult.aspx?ParkID=81

    Camping Fees

    $25 per night

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    Reviews of Hayes State Park



    Reviewed by Guest on September 17, 2007

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    THE 2 PUBLIC CHEMICAL TOILETS WERE SPOTLESS. THE ONLY LITER ON 9-14 , 9-16 WAS FROM NOISY,RUDE FISHERMEN WHO CLEANED THEIR CATCH IN THE RIVER AND LEFT FISH GUTS AND CARCASSES IN THE BANKS. HOST COUPLE WAS PLEASANT AND INFORMATIVE.
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    Reviewed by Guest on September 16, 2007

    (2 out of 2 members found this review useful.) Reply to Review
    Showers are very private & have doors that can be locked, are quite large, but not very clean. Our first visit last June, the water was very yellow and smelled of sulfer. Our last visit over Labor Day the water no longer smelled and was not as yellow. Take your own bottled water. Shaded sites in the 100's are fairly large.
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    Hayes State Park 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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