We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holly Recreation Area

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 8100 Grange Hall Rd, Holly, MI 48442-8817
Phone Number:
+1 248-634-8811
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
nothing special

I only live a couple of minutes from Big Fish Lake, not usually many people there, although there is some decent fishing on the lake. And if you want to water ski you will be in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pastor Kelly
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 44: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only live a couple of minutes from Big Fish Lake, not usually many people there, although there is some decent fishing on the lake. And if you want to water ski you will be in good company. There is virtually no beach, so swimming is not a big deal at this park. At the campground some 5 mile away,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pastor Kelly
Dearborn, Michigan
Level Contributor
324 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed summer like pre-spring weather here. Hiking and lots to explore at the park. Recreation pass required via your Michigan vehicle registration or bought at the park.

Helpful?
Thank DearbornNative
Chattanooga
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Camping and more, slides for the kids to enjoy in the water. Great 4th of July fireworks. Even if you live close by its fun to get away and not drive so far.

Helpful?
Thank Don J
Holly, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I would say that this is the best camping in Oakland county. Large mature trees not crowded or full of cement, more rustic feel and a great beach but still close to home. Our favorite for close camping.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer C
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This Rec Area is spread out in Northwest Oakland County. Lots to do and see. Fairly well marked trails get you back to nature. If you are a photographer (I am) you can photograph sunset at the east end of Heron Lake, South off McGinnis Rd. Sand hill Cranes frequent the area but may be too far to photograph.

Helpful?
Thank Ronc048
Clinton Township, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery with something to do for everyone. Non gas motor boats only on three lakes, makes fishing more delightful. Lots to see and do in nature!

Helpful?
Thank conniepkmg
Pinckney, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This campground is heavily wooded but has amazing paved pads in most of the non primitive sites. Paving throughout good for bike riding. Everything feels brand new, the bathrooms are so clean. The activities they had were a blast! The Park is huge tons of fishing, trail hiking and riding, Disc Golf, Swimming, Pet Friendly and you feel miles away... More 

Helpful?
Thank Renee C
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Holly Recreation Area is a state park with 3 lakes. Heron Lake is the largest with a large sandy beach, bath house/snack shop, picnic tables and grills, kayaks and sm. rowboats to rent. There is also a separate road to their boat ramp and a separate fenced dock for fishing. There's a nice trail through the woods that connects the... More 

Helpful?
Thank choosylady2016
Level Contributor
124 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Plenty of parking, great pavilion, great walking trails and nice clean grills for cooking and rest room facilities close by.

Helpful?
Thank Russ1225
Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Level Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Loved this location for their beautiful beach and exciting new attraction: Jump Island. My family enjoyed the swimming, having a picnic and 45 mins on the Jump Island obstacle course. Kids have to be at least 42 inches and with an adult. We had a blast but it is exhausting. Now, I understand why they want you to rest before... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kathy S

Travellers who viewed Holly Recreation Area also viewed

 

Been to Holly Recreation Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Holly Recreation Area and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Hua Hin, Thailand
8 days ago
robin1956
7 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Holly Recreation Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?