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Ionia State Recreation Area

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Lovely fall weekend

We were one of maybe four families total in the campground, so it was very very quiet. With the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Liz J
Great Place

Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Camping, Disc Golf, Kayaking, My Family loves to go here multiple time... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Lyn T
Ionia, Michigan
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2880 W David Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846-9412
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were one of maybe four families total in the campground, so it was very very quiet. With the rain and fog, it was also a bit moody so that was fun. We told ghost stories around the campfire (once we finally got that wet...More

Thank Liz J
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Camping, Disc Golf, Kayaking, My Family loves to go here multiple time in the summer.

1  Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful swimming hiking plus tons of fishing I caught my first ever catfish there. Tons of stuff for kids to due. Plus tons of bike trails plus a lot of horse stage area.

Thank kristin M
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This a a very big place. Has a pretty big with a beach, good fishing and picnic areas. There are also campsites located here.

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Spent 3 hours with (4) 12 year old boys. They had a great time. I would say 2 hours is probably enough time and the lifeguards were a little to strict with all the rules. I understand there needs to be safety which there is...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stayed at the Ionia campground from Tuesday-Sunday (2 adults & a dog). The campground was nice- our site (39) was a good site for our 33ft trailer. The fire pit was in rough shape but otherwise, no complaints about the site. The campground was...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 18 June 2017

My family and I have enjoyed the beach and trails for over 13 yrs. During the summer months we go to the beach at least twice a week. Our most recent trip we saw the Aquatic Bonce setup...not very impressed! My grand children's ages range...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I have never camped here but visit a lot. We kayak or take the non-motorized boat and fish. I also like to hike around the lake, the trails are very nice. My granddaughter enjoys the beach. They also have disc golf. It's beautiful in the...More

3  Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Lovely views and trails through through the woods. A great getaway spot to relax and pack a lunch... lots of great spots to picnic

Thank We K
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice environment. Good concrete slabs. Sites a little small for 35 foot camper. Wooded sites. Nice lake but far away from campsites.

Thank Jack H
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8 April 2018|
Response from Liz J | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't find DNR info on this campground specifically, but when we RV camp in the state parks there's usually a big metal fire ring at each site. I don't remember ever being at a campground that hasn't had them, but it... More