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Waterloo Recreation Area

lake with trees in background

Waterloo Recreation Area

The DNR is in the process of updating the phase 2 general management plan for Waterloo Recreation Area in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. The process typically takes one year to complete. Public and stakeholder input will be a critical part of the process.

A park's phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy to protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities.

About the park

Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula and home to a diverse array of camping options (modern, rustic and equestrian campgrounds, backpack-only sites and overnight lodging facilities), 11 inland lakes, a trail system, the DTE Energy Foundation Trail, a visitor center, and excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. The Gerald Eddy Discovery Center introduces visitors to the fascinating world of geology and to the diverse natural habitats found within Waterloo.



For more information, contact Matt Lincoln, DNR Parks and Recreation Division land specialist, at