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Wakeley Lake

Crawford County, Grayling, MI
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camping and hiking

secluded lake..deep in the forest..there are no homes or development here ,,,3 or 4 rustic camp... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
370dmac
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Walled Lake, Michigan
Great location to spend the day!

Took two of my boys with me to check the area out I've read about it and see the sign every time I... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Ross B
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“fishing” (5 reviews)
“hike” (5 reviews)
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Crawford County, Grayling, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

secluded lake..deep in the forest..there are no homes or development here ,,,3 or 4 rustic camp sites ..great place to see and hear the Loons at dawn.

Thank 370dmac
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Took two of my boys with me to check the area out I've read about it and see the sign every time I go to Mio. Wow it is beautiful several beaver ponds and marshes to explore and look for wildlife. We saw several different...More

1  Thank Ross B
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Thanks for the grin! re your recital of the "Party Line" concerning C&R fishing. Our differences aside, the real draw is quiet solitude uninterrupted by boat launch comedy acts, power boats, jeeps and orvs. In general, fuel / power burning modern NOISY crutches to lean...More

2  Thank skinnerfarm
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I read some of the other reviews & some people just missed the whole point of a "catch & release" lake. The reason someone can catch 35 bass is because this lake is protected. Yes, if you want a fish dinner, you'll be disappointed, but,...More

5  Thank GMaSusieq
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a great property. It has stunning scenery to explore through a variety of trails that take your through forests, meadow openings, and wetlands. Good for birdwatching. Saw a pair of loons with chicks and a pileated woodpecker among other things. Only complaint is...More

Thank Ana H
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

So boring!!! catch and release fishing is for people who don't know how to fish. Over a mile hike in for a catch and release pond REALLY ? When I went, I meet some of the weirdest people, they like fishing there because the have...More

10  Thank Bassmaster2000
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We hiked Wakely for the first time, after skiing it many years before. It's a wonderful place in either mode.

Thank Doug C
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

This place is not so good, first you have to pay to park. Yea $5.00 per day to park at a federal park, the you have to walk about a mile before you get to the lake, I was not impressed.

3  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

A friend and I were searching for a place to swim over this Labor Day weekend while driving back from the U.P. We found Wakeley Lake by chance using google maps. It was an unforgettable experience and I will surely be returning. We bought inflatable...More

2  Thank Joseph O
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

This state park is easy to find off Highway 72. Rarely busy, it's a beautiful natural lake and surrounding hiking trails. You have to portage in your canoe or kayak as there are no motorized vehicles allowed. It's only about a 1/4 mile and trail...More

1  Thank wmcpjc
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Ray P
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Response from wmcpjc | Reviewed this property |
No electric or gas motors are allowed. There is a natural put-in area, no man built ramps or dock. It's an area managed for conservation. Fishing is allowed only from June 15-August 31, but you can canoe/kayak . It's... More
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