Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, Metamora

3.1
#93 of 98 in Nature in Michigan
Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area is a state-managed protected area located in Hadley Township in Lapeer County, northwest of Detroit. It is located eight miles south of the city of Lapeer. The closest urban community is the village of Metamora, Michigan, which lies to its east and is its postal address.The park is 723acre in area and has 214 camping sites which are composed of a "north" and "south" campground, and one cabin. The north campground has larger lots, which can accommodate larger trailers than the south campground. There is a six-mile (10 km) nature trail, as well as picnic areas, beach with boat rentals, and a camp store. The recreation area lies around Lake Minnewanna, an 80acre man-made lake.HistoryIn its first stages, Metamora-Hadley was laid out differently from today. The original beach was where the current north campground is, and the present-day beach was forest. The drive behind the campground host spot was the original location of the dumping station. Lake Minnewanna was made by damming the creek that flows through the area.
For Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area and beyond, use our Metamora trip itinerary builder tool to get the most from your Metamora vacation.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
48 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Explored this Michigan park and was very pleasantly surprised. There is swimming at this location and many campsites for trailers. Uncrowded park, lovely.  more »
  • This could be a great campground with an investment by the State of Michigan. As it is it appears to never have been updated. Dirt roads and I don't believe there is a level camp site in the entire ca...  more »
  • We have camped here a couple of times. This time we had one of the larger lake spots, so it was great. The campground is full every weekend, and the center sites get very crowded. Unfortunately a lot ...  more »

Plan your trip to Metamora

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Metamora

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Michigan by other users

5 days in Detroit BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ann Arbor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Mackinac Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Arcadia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Detroit BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Grand Rapids BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Grand Rapids BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Detroit BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Frankenmuth BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 45 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM URUGUAY January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans