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1220 Wamplers Lake Road Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Onsted, MI 49265 Approximate Size: 654 (Acres)
Phone Number: (517) 467-7401 Unit Map
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FishingFishing in the Parks
GeocachingMetal Detecting
Michigan State Park Explorer ProgramSwimming
BeachBoat Launch
Electrical ServiceFishing Pier
Mini CabinModern Restrooms
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
PlaygroundSanitation Station
(800) 447-2757
185 site(s), $27
Boat Launch, Electrical Service, Fishing Pier, Hiking, Metal Detecting, Michigan State Park Explorer Program, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground, Sanitation Station, Watchable Wildlife
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Hayes State Park, in the heart of the Irish Hills, is located on Wamplers Lake and Round Lake great for fishing and boating. The park's close proximity to Michigan International Speedway, crafts and antique shows and Hidden Lake Gardens make Hayes State Park a prime tourist destination.

Hayes State Park Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events
Great Outdoor Youth Jamboree - Sept. 7

Known as the Irish Hills, the area is reminiscent of Ireland, with its rolling hills and natural green beauty. The park is located 4 miles east of Michigan International Speedway; but visitors will also find unique shops, antique stores, winery with wine tasting, golfing, a wide variety of restaurants and other tourist attractions such as putt-putt golf and go-carts to enhance their visit.

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. It is home to Wamplers Lake, a 780 acre all sports lake great for fishing and all water sports. There are numerous geocaching hides in the park, metal detecting is allowed in designated areas and dogs are welcome visitors, too.

Hayes State Park is one of the system’s oldest state parks. It has gone through many changes, but the one constant has been its appeal to families. The park offers modern campsites, a large swimming area, two boat launches, fishing pier, foot paths, a picnic shelter, activity areas and free children’s programs.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Hayes State Park


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