Holly Recreation Area
McGinnis Lake Campground
8100 Grange Hall Road
Holly, MI  48442

We Camped Here on...

09-24-04 to 09-26-04

Park Description from the State website

Holly Recreation Area, located within the northern portion of Oakland County between Pontiac and Flint, is less than an hour's drive from the Detroit metropolitan area. The park's nearly 8,000 acres of rolling woodlands and open fields provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities.

Campground Info from the State website

144 site(s), $19 per night, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground. Two mini-cabins.

How to get to the Campground

Drive north on I-75 to exit 101 for Grange Hall Road. Go east one mile to McGinnis Road. Take McGinnis Road three-quarters of a mile to the park entrance.
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Downloads from the web

Click here to display a large version (one that you can actually read) of the Campground map shown below. You can print the map by right-clicking on it and selecting print.


The two restrooms are all located near the beginning of the campground loops and it is a quite a long hike from the far side of the loops. Loops 1 and 2 are much worse than loops 3 and 4. The restrooms are nice and they do have individual unisex showers.
Loops 3 (where we stayed) and loop 4 are hilly and very shady with no grass. Loops 1 and 2 are much flatter, grassy and much more sunny. The whole campground was very quiet and there is mucho space between most of the sites as shown on the map.
McGinnis lake is really a large swampy pond that is not very accessible. South of McGinnis Road, is the day-use area with three lakes and a beach.
Cingular cell phone service was very good on 09-24-04 weekend.

Personal Rating

From Alan: Two thumbs up if your site is closer to the restrooms. Close, less than an hour drive.