BAY CITY STATE PARK
The Saginaw Bay Recreation Area is located on the shores of the Saginaw Bay. The park area includes over 2,000 acres of land featuring wooded wetlands, marsh ponds, gentle dune ridges and mile of shoreline. Recreational opportunities include swimming, picnicking, camping, hiking, fishing and bicycling. 193 electric-service sites, modern toilet/shower buildings, sanitary dump station, mini-cabins, organizational camp, amphitheater and playground. The Center featuring a hands-on museum, watershed exhibit and comfortable observation room for indoor bird watching. Nationally recognized as a birding "hot spot" throughout the year, birding is particularly spectacular during the spring and fall migratory seasons. Explore on your own or call ahead for a guide. now booking naturalist-guided field trips for school groups in the region. The programs are designed to teach and reinforce learning objectives in Michigan's Grade Level Content Expectations for Science and Social Studies, while offering children a chance to learn more about nature. Teachers may select from 32 different age-appropriate field trips options or may arrange for a customized experience to fit their students' needs. All programs are free. Metal detecting area.
Three observation towers, boardwalks, viewing platforms and shoreline spotting scopes help make wildlife viewing more interactive
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT
Bay City-Group Use Area(989) 684-30202 site(s)Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Bay City-Modern(800) 447-2757193 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Every visit to the park should begin at this award-winning facility. The center acquaints visitors with the unique natural features of the coastal wetland and the Saginaw Bay and provides interpretive program opportunities for visitors to discover the wealth of the wetlands! Inside visitors may explore the Jennison Exhibit Hall, shop at the Wetland Wonders Gift Shoppe, secretly view wildlife from the Wildlife Observation Room and the Marsh Camera, experience the panoramic, multi-image presentation, "The Saginaw Bay Story" and enjoy the changing lobby exhibits.