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Newaygo State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
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Boat launch area
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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
Established 1966
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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