HAYES STATE PARK
HAYES STATE PARK
1220 Wamplers Lake Road
Onsted, Michigan 49265
W.J. Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is bordered by a group of inland lakes frequented by anglers and boaters. The park's close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and other attractions make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination. The park is also newly handicapped accessible.
Hayes State Park is one of the system's oldest state parks. Dedicated in 1920, the park originally was named Cedar Hill State Park. The name changed when the Hayes family donated land to the park with the condition that it be renamed to honor Walter J. Hayes, a Michigan senator. The park has gone through many changes, but the major constant has been the attraction of Michigan's visitors to the recreational waters of Wamplers Lake.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Enjoy Southeast Michigan's Best Family Camping experience at our clean, quiet, friendly campground. Jumping Pillow, WiFi, Paddle Boats, Minigolf, Swimming, Bicycling and more
12.1 miles from park*
Rec 101: Kayaking
Learn the basics of Kayaking with a certified instructor. Kayaking is a great way to enjoy Michigan's many waterways, learn safe kayaking techniques to optimize your enjoyment of this activity. Meet at Wampler's Lake. For more information, call 517-467-7401.
Hike and Walking Stick Decorating
Long ago, natives decorated their hiking sticks with special meanings. Join us as we discover what symbols and animals make your hiking stick say something about you. Limited number of hiking sticks available, or bring your own! Meet at the campground. For more information, call 517-467-7401.
to this park:
For automobile and speed lovers, the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is a short drive from the park. Stage Coach Stop, USA, a local theme park, is also within miles of the park. Other local activities include miniature golfing and antique shopping along U.S. 12.
Canoe, row boat, paddle boats and tube rentals available. Call the concessions vendor at 517-467-4550 or the park at 517-467-7401 for hours and prices.
Metal Detecting Areas:
Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statues. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
Clearwater Resort Devil's Lake
6150 Us Highway 223
11560 Breyman Hwy
12900 Mull Hwy
North Haven Resort
11400 Waterman Rd
Entrance on US-12 9 miles West of Clinton, 4 miles East of M-50, M124 cuts directly through the middle of the park.