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Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, Metamora

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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.
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  • I spent all of my summers here as a child and have wonderful memories. Close to Lapeer which is growing into a very cosmopolitan area.  more »
  • Close to my home so I like the ease of which I can unload my kayak and paddle about. Great children friendly beach with tent camping area, camper area and they even have a cabin that sleeps 6 off away...  more »
  • This camp ground is fully equipped with nice bathrooms and warm showers. Electric on site and pump stations available. There are even a few little cabins that you can rent. I have camping here for mor...  more »