Seven Lakes State Park


Seven Lakes State Park

Seven Lakes State Park of Oakland County, Michigan

Hiking Seven Lakes State ParkCross country skiing Seven Lakes State ParkMountain biking Seven Lakes State Park

Trail Distance:

7 miles long.

Directions:

From I-75 take exit 101, Grange Hall Road, go West 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, turn right, park entrance 3/4 mile on left. From US-23 take exit 79, Silver Lake Road (turns into Grange Hall Road), go East 5 miles to Fish Lake Road, turn left, park entrance 3/4 mile on left.

Trail List:

Trail Description:

14390 Fish Lake Road
Holly, MI 48442
Phone Number: (248) 634-7271
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 1434 (Acres)
Make a Reservation at this Park

Ski trail is not groomed.

An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Its land was a combination of farmland, rolling hills and forests. About 230 acres of water with several miles of shoreline await the park user. A development group originally purchased the land but they were unable to follow through with their plans and sold the land to the state in 1969. The dam, constructed by the developers, formed one large lake from seven small lakes, historically known as the DeCoup Lake hence the name Seven Lakes State Park.

Features:

  • Hunting - Most areas of the park are open to hunting and species include deer, turkey, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel.
  • Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children. Feature is ADA Compliant
  • Beach House - Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers. Feature is ADA Compliant
  • Swimming
  • Fishing - Feature is ADA Compliant. Bluegill, bass, pike, tiger muskie and catfish can be found in the various lakes to challenge anglers of all ages. Fishing pier is accessible for shore fishing.
  • Canoeing - Boat rentals of row boats, canoes, paddle boats and your-motor-on boats are available from mid-May to mid-September. Call the concession at 810-750-1977 or the park at 248-634-7271.
  • Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills. Feature is ADA Compliant. Big Seven Lake is 170 acres with a boat launch, concession for snacks, beach, restrooms and changing courts. There are picnic areas with horseshoes, volleyball, and playground equipment, which can be used on a first come first serve basis. Dickinson Lake, the second largest lake at 44 acres, provides another boat launch and a floating pier used for fishing. A rustic picnic shelter with large grills, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball.
  • Picnic Shelter(s) - Feature is ADA Compliant Seven Lakes State Park has five rentable picnic shelters, one being ADA accessible. For reservations contact the park.
  • Alcohol Restrictions Apply - Alcohol is prohibited in the entire park from April 1 through Labor Day without the written authorization of the park manager.
  • Hiking - An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Trail systems crisscross the entire area. Many of these paths are worn down over the years by the local nature lovers, over 6.5 miles of trails are clearly marked as a designated trail system taking visitors beside two lakes, a stream and numerous swamps and low swales. Songbirds, muskrats, beaver, turtles, squirrels, deer, waterfowl, heron and many other species of wildlife call these wet areas home. This trail system is used by hikers, cross country skiers, snowmobilers (when there is four or more inches of snow) and mountain bikers.
  • Mountain Biking - A five-mile trail systems crisscross the entire area. This trail system is used by hikers, cross country skiers, snowmobilers and mountain bikers.
  • Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground. Trail systems crisscross the entire area. This trail system is used by hikers, cross country skiers, snowmobilers and mountain bikers.
  • Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing. Feature is ADA Compliant. The 170-acre Big Seven Lake and and the 44-acre Dickinson are accessible from boat launch sites and allow motors at no-wake speeds.
  • Concession/Store - Feature is ADA Compliant Boat rentals of row boats, canoes, paddle boats and your-motor-on boats are available from mid-May to mid-September. Call the concession at 810-750-1977 or the park at 248-634-7271.
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Metal Detecting Areas - Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

Location:

Return to Oakland County, MI Trails Page

Map of Seven Lakes State Map


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