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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
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PONTIAC LAKE RECREATION AREA
PONTIAC LAKE RECREATION AREA
7800 Gale Road
Waterford, Michigan   48327

Phone: 248-666-1020
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Pontiac Recreation Area, with 3,745 acres of a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes that support a variety of animals and excellent hunting. Designated trails throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.
Camping
Pontiac Lake-Modern(800) 447-2757 176 site(s)Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Playground

Pontiac-Equestrian(248) 666-1020 24 site(s)Campers with horses, Equestrian, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Boating
Boaters enjoy the lake for cruising, water-skiing and tubing in addition to fishing.


Location
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area is located near Auburn Hills, Berkley and Birmingham

Picnicking
Day-use facilities located on Pontiac Lake provide park visitors with a ball field, 1/3-mile long beach, modern concession stand, boat launch, bathhouse, toilet buildings and picnic areas. Picnic shelters are available on a first come- first-serve basis or they can be reserved and rented on a daily basis.
Horse Area
Horses can be rented for riding on 17 miles of trails. Hay rides, sunset rides and pony rides are also available. Please contact the stables at 248-625-5431 or the park at 248-666-1020 for additional information, hours and current prices.
Trails
A 1.9-mile hiking trail runs from the campground to the beach area.

Pontiac Lake-Equestrian Trail Length: 17.00 (Miles)Equestrian

Pontiac Lake-Mountain Bike Trail Trail Length: 11.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Bicycling
The 11-mile mountain bike trail has been ranked as one of the "Top 100 Trails" in the United States. Major trail reconstruction has separated equestrians to promote safety for all riders.
Cross-country Skiing
The park is open for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, although there are no established trails or areas for these activities.
Area Attractions
A supervised rifle range with a 25/50/100 yard rifle, pistol and black powder range is available for use by park visitors. There is also a shotgun range and an archery range.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 16 to far to walk to beach from parking lot by teddytin
we are handicapped and to get to a table close to the water is very hard. we are in our 70s and one is blind
May 9 Best kept secret, enjoyed by all. by Leonard Poplaskie
Pontiac State Park is never crowded, the beach is clean, water clear, bike + hiking trails well marked. Campground is well maintained. Facilities + grounds well kept. Staff is friendly. Our family has long enjoyed this park, always a pleasant time.
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