Parks and Recreation
Nick Smith - Parks Director
4684 Evergreen Drive (M-37)
Newaygo, MI 49337


Phone: (231) 689-7340 Fax: (231) 689-7341

Parks and Recreation

Welcome to Newaygo County Parks. The Newaygo County Parks System includes a marina and five county parks with day use and camping opportunities. To enhance your outdoor experience we are surrounded by the World Class Muskegon River, North Country National Scenic Trail, 4,000 acre Hardy Pond and the 538,000 acre Manistee National Forest.




2018 Seasonal Camping & Public Input for the Parks Master Plan

Are you interested in camping all season in 2018?  If you are, Newaygo County Parks offers Seasonal Campsites at all of our campgrounds.  Each campground, with the exception of Sandy Beach, work off a waiting list system.  Please call us today at 231.689.7340 if you would like to be added to a waiting list.  If you would like to be a Seasonal Camper at Sandy Beach please review the 2018 Seasonal Lotto process document located below. 

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Newaygo County Park and Recreation is in the process of updating their 5 year Community Recreation Plan.  A very important step in this process is to include public input that will help guide our vision for the next 5 years.  Please submit your feedback to nicks@co.newaygo.mi.us via email, and attach the completed Public input form from the link below.  You may also drop it of in person or fax it to 231.689.7341.  We look forward to hearing your ideas!


Page Resources


2018 Sandy Beach Lottery
Rec. Plan Public Input Form