Newaygo State Park
Newaygo State Park sits atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond – a 6-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The park features two rustic campgrounds, an 18-hole disc golf course and a boating access site. The park borders the Manistee National Forest, offering easy access to trails, hunting and other outdoor recreation.
A 2-mile stretch of the Dragon Trail (segment 2) – jointly managed by the Newaygo and Mecosta county park commissions – traverses the embankment and provides overviews of the Hardy Dam Pond. The park's best access point is the boating access site parking lot. In addition, the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park is just 6 miles west of the park providing hiking and biking opportunities. There is a trailhead staging area in Morley.
Please be aware that endangered blue Karner butterfly habitat is located on the west side of the powerline and be mindful of where you are walking.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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