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@bassmaster2000 re Catch and Release

Thanks for the grin! re your recital of the "Party Line" concerning C&R fishing. Our differences... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Moorestown, Michigan
Really lovely lake on National Forest land!

I read some of the other reviews & some people just missed the whole point of a "catch & release... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
New Haven, Indiana
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“oakley” (3 reviews)
Crawford County, Grayling, MI
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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

1  Thank skinnerfarm
Reviewed 25 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

3  Thank GMaSusieq
Reviewed 14 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
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

6  Thank Bassmaster2000
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
Reviewed 5 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.

2  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank Joseph O
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
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Had fun with parasailing. It was very safe and kids also enjoyed. Fun for family and kids. good time with watersports

Thank sherryviny
Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was a very nice hike, very scenic. It was really hot out so we took a deep in the clear water. The hike was not strenuous and went on for quite a way along the lake and into the forest. We didn't visit the...More

Thank CanadaMoi
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Ray P
20 September 2015|
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