Bay City State Recreation Area

Bay City State Recreation Area

The Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, located in the Bay City State Recreation Area, helps visitors discover Tobico Marsh, one of the largest coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes. Nestled under a canopy of sheltering hardwoods on the edge of the marsh, the modern visitor center stands on the site of the historic Jennison Nature Center, built in 1940 and named for George B. Jennison, a prominent local conservationist. Fifty-five years later in 1995, the aging nature center was given a $1 million makeover. A 10,000-square-foot building, which more than doubled the size of the original facility, reopened in 1996 with a 100-seat auditorium and new exhibit hall.

Bay City State Recreation Area Web Site

Contact Information

Address

3582 State Park Drive

Bay City, MI 48706

Driving Directions

Reservations: (800) 447-2757

Phone: (989) 667-0717

Fax: (989) 667-0742

Social

Location of Bay City State Recreation Area

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Bay City Weather

Now
CLEAR
55°F
CLEAR, humidity 66%, barometer 30.00,
wind 8 mph NNE
Saturday
Mostly sunny and cooler
60°F | 38°F
Mostly sunny and cooler
Sunday
Cloudy and breezy; a little p.m. rain
59°F | 48°F
Cloudy and breezy; a little p.m. rain
Monday
Mostly cloudy, showers around; breezy
60°F | 38°F
Mostly cloudy, showers around; breezy
Tuesday
Windy and cooler with a shower or two
49°F | 34°F
Windy and cooler with a shower or two
Wednesday
Some sun, then clouds, a shower; cold
47°F | 31°F
Some sun, then clouds, a shower; cold

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Bay City State Recreation Area Events

Bay City State Recreation Area - Wetland Wake Up Day - Bay City

Date: 04/25/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Free Fishing Festival - Bay City

Date: 06/13/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Beach Wellness Day - Bay City

Date: 06/20/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival - Bay City

Date: 08/01/15 - 08/02/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Celebration - Bay City

Date: 09/24/15 - 09/27/15

Saginaw Bay City Recreation Area - Trunk or Treat - Bay City

Date: 09/26/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Celebration - Bay City

Date: 10/01/15 - 10/04/15

Bay City State Recreation Area - Trunk or Treat - Bay City

Date: 10/03/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Celebration - Bay City

Date: 10/08/15 - 10/11/15

Bay City Recreation Area - Trunk or Treat October 10 - Bay City

Date: 10/10/15