Parks and Recreation
Nick Smith - Parks Director
4684 Evergreen Drive (M-37)
Newaygo, MI 49337

Phone: (231) 689-7340 Fax: (231) 689-7341

Newaygo County Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Newaygo County Parks! The Newaygo County Parks System includes a marina and five county parks with day use and modern campground facilities. To enhance your outdoor experience, we are surrounded by the World Class Muskegon River, North Country National Scenic Trail, 4,000-acre Hardy Pond, and the 538,000 acres Manistee National Forest.  Our newest addition, currently under construction, is the 47-mile natural surface trail around Hardy Pond Know as Michigan's Dragon at Hardy Dam.


Newaygo County is known for its world-class natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities.  Most notably is its world-class fishing, hundreds of miles of trails, thousands of acres of public lands, and some wonderful small towns to explore.  We hope you will go out and explore Newaygo County and its beautiful communities during your next stay with us.   Check out our tourism website to plan your next Newaygo County adventure during your next visit.

Get ready for 2021 Reservations!

We hope everyone is having a safe and happy winter.  Our online reservations will begin as usual at midnight EST on January 1, 2021.  As soon as the New Year's ball drops, you can start booking your reservations online!


We saw our largest number of campers ever last season and can't wait to see you all again.  If you are not familiar with our online reservation system, we will be ready to take your reservation over the phone starting January 4, 2021, at 8 am. Be sure to check out the Rates and Fees tab on the right of this screen for the most up to date pricing!