Newaygo State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNewaygo State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Boat launch area
|Location||Big Prairie Township, Newaygo County, Michigan, United States|
|Nearest city||Newaygo, Michigan|
|Area||257 acres (104 ha)|
|Elevation||850 feet (260 m)|
|Designation||Michigan state park|
|Administrator||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Newaygo State Park|
Newaygo State Park is a public recreation area covering 257 acres (104 ha) on the south side of Hardy Dam Pond in Big Prairie Township, Newaygo County, Michigan. The state park sits atop 20-foot (6.1 m) embankments overlooking the six-mile-long (10 km), 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) impoundment of the Muskegon River.
The park was created in 1966 when the state leased acreage that included 4,500 feet (1,400 m) of water frontage from Consumers Power Company.
Activities and amenities
The park offers swimming, fishing for bass, walleye and panfish, boat launch, picnicking, playground, and 99 rustic campsites.
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