Parks & Recreation

Newaygo County Parks and Recreation Commission
  • 4684 Evergreen Drive (M-37)
    Newaygo, MI 49337
  • (231) 689-7340
    (231) 689-7341

Welcome to Newaygo County Parks! The Newaygo County Parks System includes a Marina and five County Parks with day use and modern campground facilities. To enhance your outdoor experience, we are surrounded by the World Class Muskegon River, North Country National Scenic Trail, 4,000-acre Hardy Pond, and the 538,000 acre Manistee National Forest. Our newest addition, currently under construction, is the 47-mile natural surface trail around Hardy Pond known as Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam.

Newaygo County is known for its world-class natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. Most notably is its world-class fishing, hundreds of miles of trails, thousands of acres of public lands, and some wonderful small towns to explore. We hope you will go out and explore Newaygo County and its beautiful communities during your next stay with us. Check out our tourism website to plan your next Newaygo County adventure during your visit.

We hope you enjoy our parks and Newaygo County. Make sure you like, and follow us, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We want to see how you are enjoying our parks, so please tag us on social media during your adventures. Also, to learn more about our camping cabins please check out our Cabin Tour Video below.

Camping Cabin Tour

2021 Updates

Our Parks and campgrounds are now open and it is great to see everyone again. Reservations are being accepted in person or over the phone at each park for the 2021 camping season; you can make those online, by giving the Park a call directly or by calling Park headquarters at 231.689.7340. You do save $5 by calling to make your reservation.

There are some seasonal campsites still available at White Cloud County Park. We have water+electric, electric, and rustic campsites available at White Cloud County Park. Please call us at park headquarters to reserve a seasonal campsite.

Sandy Beach Campers, please take note the Consumer’s Energy is keeping the Hardy Pond water level low until Friday, May 28th, 2021. We do not plan accepting dock reservations or opening the Sandy Beach and Hardy Marina boat launches or docks until then.

John Graves Lodge

The historic John Graves Lodge overlooking Little Placid Lake is available for group rentals. The lodge is a partnership between Newaygo County Parks and the

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