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Otsego Lake State Park
Fishing
For those without a boat, the park has an accessible fishing pier. Fishing is generally good year-round. Species include bluegill, perch, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and sturgeon.
Hiking
Except for the foot trail to the picnic shelter in the day-use area, there are no established trails in the park. Some paths throughout the wooded areas, however, yield fruitful blueberry bushes and an opportunity to find the rare and protected wild orchid, more commonly called the lady's slipper. Remember to take only photographs of this rare and delicate protected flower.
Metal Detecting
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.
Paddling
Pet-Friendly Area
There is a section of pet-friendly shoreline on Otsego Lake, however it is only accessible via a flight of stairs near site 64. During times of high water, this area becomes even less accessible. For more information, please contact the park. Pets must be on a six foot leash and under an owner's immediate control at all times. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles.
Swimming
Beach
Beach House
Boat Launch
In the day use area, there is a concrete pad two-lane boat launch and parking for boat trailers.
Concession/ Store
The Otsego Lake Park Store offers hand-dipped ice cream, soda, candy, pizza, subs along with T-shirts and sweatshirts. The store is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Mini Cabin
Modern Restrooms
Picnic Area
Fire pits/grills available.
Picnic Shelter
Beach shelter is located right on the beach, and comfortably seats 50-75 people. Electricity is available. Vehicle access is allowed to the beach shelter. The Point shelter is located in the picnic area and seats 50 to 75. There is no electricity to this shelter and vehicles are not allowed at this shelter. Shelters can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting www.midnrreservations.com.
Sandy Beach
An ADA accessible boardwalk leads to the North Beach swimming area.
Sanitation Station
 
 

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