Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area includes the headwaters of the Clinton, Huron and Shiawassee rivers, and the 3,745-acre park supports year-round recreational opportunities within its scenic interior. A mix of marshes, ponds, forests, old farm fields and lakes offers a variety of wildlife and excellent hunting and birding opportunities. Other outdoor activities include camping, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, paddling, fishing and sightseeing.
The park features the longest beach in southeast Michigan at just over half a mile, a model airplane flying field, a modern and rustic equestrian campground, an expansive picnic area, an off-leash, fenced area for dogs and much more. The 11-mile mountain bike trail has been ranked as one of the "Top 100 Trails" in the United States and is considered one of the most technical trails in southeast Michigan.
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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