Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
3871 Herd Rd
Metamora, MI 48455

We Camped Here on...

07-18-03, 05-18-07, 09-12-08, 05-15-09, May 2010, 04-27-12 to 04-30-12, 08-16-12 to 08-20-12,

Park Description from the State website

Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area is located in Lapeer County and is eight miles south of the city of Lapeer. The park consists of 723 acres with 80-acre Lake Minnewanna in the center. We welcome campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, hunters, cross-country skiers and others to enjoy a wide variety recreational opportunities throughout the year.

Campground Info from the State website

There are 214 modern campsites in two campgrounds (North and South) along Lake Minnewanna. These sites feature electricity, fire pits and picnic tables. There are modern restroom facilities with hot showers and flush toilets. A camp store is located at the entrance of the campgrounds.
Located in the South campground is one mini-cabin available for rent. The cabin is designed to sleep four people, with bunks and mattresses provided. The cabin has electricity and lights.

How to get to the Campground

Go north on I-75 to exit 81, US-24, and then go north up 24 for about 20 miles to Pratt Road, County Hwy 62, and turn left (west).  Drive a little over 2 miles to Herd Road and turn left.  Go south on Herd for less than a mile and turn left into the park.
These directions have NOT been verified.
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Downloads from the web

Click here to download a nice printable map (Adobe pdf) of the Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area which you can print. This is a big download and may take a few minutes.
Click here to display a large version (one that you can actually read) of the North Campground map shown below. You can print the map by right-clicking on it and selecting print.


Smaller, quiet campground with lots of trees and one older restroom/shower building. The loop roads are not paved and the sites are mostly grass. Hand-dipped ice cream in the camp store. Small lake with a very nice beach on the other side from the campgrounds.
The South campground has new facilities, but they're way down toward the far end.
The cabin is really nice. Secluded and on the water with a great view.
There is a very good 45 min. hiking trail around the lake.
Cingular cell service is weak. Verizon is okay.

Personal Rating

From Alan: I like it. A short drive. But, not if it's raining and the roads turn to muddy raging rivers. This place hasn't changed in years.