Seven Lakes State Park
|Seven Lakes State Park|
|Location||Lower Peninsula, Oakland County, Michigan USA|
|Nearest city||Holly, Michigan|
|Area||1,434 acres (580 ha)|
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
Seven Lakes State Park is a state park located in Holly Township, near Holly, Michigan. The park covers 1,434 acres (5.80 km2), with over 200 acres (0.81 km2) of water for recreational use. It was opened for use in 1992.
The land was originally purchased by a development group, and later sold to the state of Michigan. There were originally seven small lakes that were dammed to create one larger lake, hence the name Seven Lakes. The lake is also known as Decoup Lake.
Many different recreational activities are available at the park, including campsites, beaches and picnic areas. Canoes are also available for rent. Hunting is allowed during certain seasons. Many trails are available for hiking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling.
Facilities and activities
- Swimming a large beach in the day-use area of the park is very popular.
- Hiking: The park offers over six miles of nature trails.
- Mountain biking
- Cross-country skiing
- Fishing: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, hybrid Bluegill, Northern Pike, Tiger Musky, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Black Crappie and Channel Catfish populate the park's various waterways.
- Boating: Launches give access to Big Seven and Dickinson lakes.
- Picnicking picnic tables throughout park.
- Playground one playscape by the main beach, one playscape in the campground
- Camping: A campground offers 70 modern campsites.
- Holly Recreation Area, a nearby state park