Heron Beach is very clean and the water is clear and refreshing. The campground has a section of secluded wooded sites, which we love. The disc golf course is top notch and the surrounding nature is well preserved. This is one of my family's favorite areas in Mid Michigan.
We have camped here several times and enjoy ourselves thoroughly each time. There is so much to do! Campground is nice--heavily wooded, large sites. Activities have experienced leaders so they are well done. Hiking trails are beautiful. There are multiple lakes for just about everything. All around, it has everything you could want for a weekend/week long getaway.
Stayed in Trillium Loop. Nice, shady sites. New bath house. Lots to do! Some electric boxes are further away than we expected. Have an extension cord, just in case!
We stayed for a week in September 2013. The entire park has been repaved and each site has a paved pad. The sites are large and most very wooded. This is exactly the type of park we like. Washroom facilities extremely clean and showers hot and free. The beach and lake were lovely. The campground was quiet but there was things to do if you chose to do them. The park is close to many larger centres if you wish to shop etc. All the staff were very friendly. We will probably be returning next September. Great Park!
We have camped at Holly Rec Area for the past ten years. This has become an extended family tradition for us on July 4th. This park is beautiful, with wooded sites and nice beaches. It truly does feel like you're camping up north when you're here. Because it's so wooded, most of the sites feel very private and secluded. The Park Rangers are knowledgeable, the beaches are clean and the bathrooms are modern and clean. The Rangers hold various activities through the summer, as well as fishing classes. I've wandered to other State Parks for other stays but always find myself back at Holly. There are trails and hills to hike and ride and there is a Disc Golf course. The beach rents canoes at a very minimum price. Overall, a very serene and peaceful park.
My wife and I have camped at Holly Rec, Trillium Loop on four different occasions during the summer of 2014. We spent a total of about three weeks here in our 28' motorhome and enjoyed this park tremendously. The campsites are large, well wooded, and very private. The park staff are always friendly and helpful as well as keeping the park and restroom/showers in great condition. This is, in my opinion, the best State Park in southeast Michigan in terms of a great "up north" camping experience just 50 miles north of metro Detroit. We have been to other parks but none compare to this gem so we keep coming back.
We took a group 4 families with young children camping here during the Hollyween festival weekend in October 2011 and had an absolute blast. The campground was in good shape with a lot of large deep heavily wooded sites. The park planned a lot of activities for this weekend including shutting down the campground to traffic for a couple hours while the kids got to go trick-or-treating. We were blown away at how many people went all out with the decorations at their sites. There were so very elaborate decorations throughout the park which was great. They also offered hayrides for $1 pp during the day and night so that you could go around and see all the wonderful decorations. Reservations for this festival weekend fill up fast. You have to book about 6 mos prior but well worth it. We plan on making this an annual trip! Last year the weather was amazing and hoping for the same this year.
Even though just a quick drive thru, but certainly a clean campground... Cabins, tents, lakes looked like a winner all around
Beach is clean and the water is clear and refreshing. The campground was full, children s were plying everywhere. It was a day tour with 2 others friends with family. Nice BBQ facilities, clean everywhere. Park staff and enforcement agents were very helpful.
Very well run campground with many new facilities. With rv plate upgrade very easy to make reservation. Many VERY wooded sites and lots to do for kids or nice and quiet for empty nesters like my wife and I. Very close to Holly Hotel, the Reaisance Festival and Clarkston(can you say Mac&cheese?)