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Black-eyed Susans, Goldenrod and Queen Anne's Lace decorate the late summer meadows
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Black-eyed Susans, Goldenrod and Queen Anne's Lace decorate the late summer meadows
Description - Located near Holly, the park offers a scenic retreat for outdoor recreation. A private beach, modern campground and new ADA enhancements make for a stress-free getaway in southeast Michigan.

Attractions - Seven Lakes State Park, located minutes from downtown Holly, offers a 70-site campground with handicapped accessibility, restrooms, children's playground and lake access. Camping facilities are open May 1 to September 15.

Two of the seven lakes offer boat launches, the other require a portage. Paddling Dickinson Lake affords an experience on a secluded, mirrored lake surrounded by a beautiful unbroken forest. The peaceful nature of this lake attracts more than a few anglers and paddlers; birds love the serene atmosphere and many may be viewed feeding at water's edge or chirping while perched on fallen timber.

The park offers a quiet sand beach for sunbathers and swimmers. Hiking trails double as cross-country routes in winter. Picnicking is another relaxing pursuit at the park.

Recreation - Visitors come to this park to swim, hunt, fish, hike, boat, picnic, paddle and cross-country ski.

Climate - Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state with summer temperatures averaging 70 degrees F (above 21 degrees C) but it is not infrequent for days to reach the high 80s. Winter temperatures are warmer as well with averages hovering just below freezing. Yearly moisture amounts range between 18 - 32 inches.

Location - The park is situate several miles north of Fenton between US-23 and Interstate 75. Take Grange Hall Road to Fish Lake Road to reach the park entrance.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
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Filed By: Amanda (Flint, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: To me the Lake is not the cleanest. There is always seaweed stuff floating around. I have defintely been to a lot cleaner lakes, but just to go somewhere close it is ok. The campground is not very shaded nor is it a very large campground.

Filed By: Chris
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Seven Lakes State Park has some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Southeastern Michigan. Ther terrain varies due to glacer activity tens of thousands of years ago. There are miles of trails that are not shown on the trail map distributed by the park. Plenty of which are fantastic. the book "Hiking Southeastern Michigan, by Rob Golda" includes these trails and may prove helpful. The local bike store in nearby Fenton sells this book. Expect to see a variety of wildlife including deer, turkeys, beaver, and even an occasional NMassasaga Rattler. When finished hiking, take a dip in the pasrk's pleasant beach area. Chris

Filed By: MB (Swartzcreek, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I spent the better part of the day paddleing the Big Seven lake. Over-all it was quite peaceful. I saw quite a bunch of different wildlife from turtles to king fischers.There was some trash in the water and on shore that didn't add to the scenery.

Filed By: Joe (Swartz Creek, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This park was very clean! The hiking trails offered a nice variety of scenery and terrain. We hiked about 95% of them at a very fast pace in about 3 hours. Some areas of the trails at the Southern area of the Big Seven Lake were less traveled but are still easy enough for outdoor amateurs with any sense of direction to be able follow. They also had a hot-air balloon race going on this past weekend! If you've never seen them up close, I recommend it! It is my understanding that they have the balloon event annually, and that there are local businesses that provide rides throughout the warm months. Recommended!!!!

Filed By: Diane (Center Line, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: take I-75 North, exit 101, turn left, at second light turn right, park is on the left a block or so. This park has a clean beach area and nice surroundings. They have a wonderful Balloon Festival every June. The park also allows bikes, skateboards, roller blades as long as you are not at the beach. Great for those who don't swim or it's too cool. There is a large playground area designed for smaller children and picnic tables close to the beach so you can supervisor your family and cook at the same time. Concession stand is open 11am -7pm for those who don't want to BBQ. This park has something for everyone, so come on down and enjoy the fun.

Filed By: Amanda (Fenton, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The beach is very nice for families, everything is very natural in the park. Nice concessions and camping. There is plenty of fish in the lake and access for fishing boats. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all.

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Contact Information:
Seven Lakes State Park, 2220 Tinsman Road , Fenton, MI, 48430, Phone: 248-634-7271

Additional Information:
Michigan Lakes and Rivers - Michigan is one of the most unique states in the nation boasting not only thousands of acres of interior natural lakes along with miles of waterways but also expansive shorelines that touch four of the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.
Michigan State Parks and Forests - Everything that makes Michigan special is embodied in the 96 State Parks. Boasting sterling recreation, Michigan State Parks and Forests invite you to enjoy one of their 14,000 campsites, 170 winter-sport areas and infinite rivers, streams, and lakes.
Southeast Michigan - Southeast Michigan, teaming with people also teams with recreation opportunities. Glacial activity left this Great Lakes region lush with hundreds of lakes, ponds, and marshes.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.


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