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Onaway State Park, Onaway

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Onaway State Park is a 158acre state park in Presque Isle County, Michigan at the end of M-211 on Black Lake in North Allis Township 5 miles north of Onaway.Onaway State Park is one of Michigan's oldest state parks, having been dedicated in 1921. It contains sand cobblestone beaches, large rock outcroppings, a campground, and a nature trail highlighting a diversity of trees.Facilities Boat Launch Campground - 96 Sites, 1 Cabin Picnic Area Picnic Shelter - Reservation required PlaygroundActivities Cross Country Skiing Fishing Hiking - 3mi SwimmingNearby Points of Interest Ocqueoc Falls
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  • Nice state park. Great for fishing & boating. Nice smaller beach area. Some sites are very un-level for campers or tents. Quiet. 
  • Pretty decent park, although a lot of sites are rocky and hilly, kinda difficult for tent campers, also some sites difficult to level campers. nice boat launch, but only one, can get kinda busy. nice ...  read more »
  • Onaway state Park was nice, it was fairly quiet and peaceful even though it was booked. The ground was almost too solid for our tent stakes, but the DNR girls showed up to help us with a sledge hammer...  read more »
  • It's ok depending on which campsite. Kind of tight but very nice along the lake. This is one of the first state parks in Michigan, and not a lot has been done to it since it seems. Campground is completely unpaved which is fine if it doesn't rain. Park rangers are nice and ubiquitous to the point that squatters will have to pay if they're here more than a couple hours. The trash services consist of 1970's era wire baskets that tend to disappear from time to time, which ain't terribly cool if you've have only one per ~25 campsites. Except for beach areas, water is shallow for a long way out with a pebble bottom. Day use area is mowed and had a sand volleyball court and that's about it.
  • The park offers nice campsites for small travel trailers. However, for tenters, the facilities for bathrooms and showers are old and icky looking. If you can get past that? It's PERFECT. We were right off the water, our own little lake spot. Nice, big fire pits a toddler can't fall into unintentionally. We enjoyed it!!!
  • The campsite is average, with the best sites being down along the beach. There were a lot of aggressive bees that were drawn to anything colorful so given my husband has a bee allergy that wasn't a plus. The website had a swimmer's itch warning for Black Lake, so no swimming for us. The lake was beautiful, but the beach wasn't very nice. The rangers were RUDE, and a woman walked around repeatedly throughout the day. Normally I like a presence, but these rangers were way over the top. I even had one give me a talking to because they didn't like me approaching the side door (which looks like a main door) of their station. We finally said forget it, and packed up. We won't be back.
  • Beautiful park with lots of camping sites and amentieis. Onaway is a wonderful town with that small town Mayberry feeling, where everyone is welcome and there is always a friendly face. Black Lake is beautiful with good fishing holes and swimming beaches.
  • Just love this campground. One of my favorites in northern MI. Perfect!
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