Waterloo Recreation Area

Waterloo Recreation Area

The largest state park in the Lower Peninsula at more than 20,000 acres. The park boasts 11 in-land lakes, glacial topography, 47 miles of hiking trails, exceptional wildlife habitat, hunting and fishing. The Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center features year-round exhibits and nature programs on Michigan's geologic history. Rustic and modern camping areas and cabins. Includes a new 400 sq. ft. cabin that sleeps six. Picnicking, hiking, swimming, boat launches and riding stable (riding stable open weekends May thru October). Twelve miles of bridal trails and five miles of mountain bike trails. In the winter about seven miles of the hiking trails are used for ungroomed cross-country ski trails for the intermediate to advanced skier. Home to the Phyllis Haehnie Memorial Sanctuary, where visitors can enjoy gazing at numerous Sandhill Cranes from late August to early November. Metal detecting area and bridle trails.

Waterloo Recreation Area Web Site

Contact Information


16345 McClure Road

Chelsea, MI 48118

Driving Directions

Reservations: (800) 447-2757

Phone: (734) 475-8307

Fax: (734) 475-1830

Location of Waterloo Recreation Area

Map of Michigan

Chelsea Weather

M/CLOUDY, humidity 68%, barometer 30.21,
wind 10 mph SSE
Partly sunny
27°F | 22°F
Partly sunny
Periods of snow and sleet in the morning
34°F | 11°F
Periods of snow and sleet in the morning
Sunny, breezy and colder
20°F | 8°F
Sunny, breezy and colder
Cold with sunshine and some clouds
29°F | 14°F
Cold with sunshine and some clouds
Colder with snow at times
19°F | 6°F
Colder with snow at times

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Waterloo Recreation Area Events

Waterloo Recreation Area-Winter Orienteering - Chelsea

Date: 01/25/15

Waterloo Recreation Area - Winter Evening Hike - Chelsea

Date: 02/07/15

Waterloo Recreation Area-Lantern Lit Ski and Snowshoe - Chelsea

Date: 02/14/15