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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, with 3,745 acres of a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes that support a variety of animals and excellent hunting. Designated trails throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are not permitted in buildings or in swimming areas. Visit Website

Or call 248-666-1020 for more information.


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Pontiac Lake Recreation Area has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 45 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Diane
    Sep. 4, 2020
    Great Trails!

    For any out of state residents, or in-state who don’t get a recreational passport with their registration, you can buy annual or daily passes online or in park offices.
    The trails here are great for biking or dogs, but not wide enough for both in some areas. They’re much longer than many of the other area trails, so it was nice to get a great workout without a bunch of loops. The equestrian trails are also fun and somewhat challenging, especially for low-riding dogs. There were ground-nuggets, but nothing too bad that couldn’t be avoided. There is plenty of shade and the trails are pretty well marked, so we had a fantastic day hike!

  • Holly
    May. 26, 2018
    Passport required

    Many state parks in michigan require a recreation passport which makes visiting from out of state problematic.

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