Help shape future management at Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area

Contact: Matt Lincoln, 517-284-6111
Agency: Natural Resources

March 4, 2020

Family picnicking at Pontiac Lake Recreation AreaThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a public open house Thursday, March 19, to gather feedback on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in Oakland County.

The meeting will run 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oakland County Executive Office Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, in Waterford. People are welcome to attend at any time during the two-hour period to review different parts of the draft plan, offer comments and talk to DNR staff.

A link to the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area draft plan and additional information on the DNR’s management plan process can be found at Comments also can be made via email through March 27 to

Kids swimming at Pontiac Lake Recreation AreaThe phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will help the DNR protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities. 

The 3,438-acre Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area provides outdoor activities compatible with the park's natural resources. The recreation area includes the headwaters of the Clinton, Huron and Shiawassee rivers and year-round recreational opportunities within its scenic interior. Camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, paddling, hunting, fishing and sightseeing are the most popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

For more information about the March 19 meeting or the draft management plan, contact Matt Lincoln at 517-284-6111. (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay Center for the deaf or hard of hearing).