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Herrick Recreation Area (HRA)

200 N. Main Street Rm. 110
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone:(989) 317-4083
Fax:(989) 779-9916
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Except holidays

Herrick Recreation Area Information

Relax at Herrick Recreation Area on one of the 73 campsites or stay in a rustic cabin overlooking one of the three ponds at the park. Bring your fishing poles and take your shot at catching the ‘big one.” Then catch some rays at the sandy beach while enjoying a picnic with family and friends.

ADA Beach Chairs:

Two ADA accessible beach chairs and an accessible beach mat for those with special needs are available at the County Parks.

Beach Chair Specifics:

An adult (age 18 and over) must checkout this equipment and must sign a waiver form
The adult must show identification and leave ID when checking out the beach chair
The adult is legally responsible for any minor using this equipment
The designated adult must stay with the equipment at all times
The user must be properly seated and strapped in the chair while in use
A floatation device (life jacket) must be brought and used by the person using the chair
Please be aware that two people may be needed to roll chair onto the sand

The chairs and beach mats were made possible through funding from:

  • Brewster Family Fund, Access to Recreation Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation
  • Tri-County Electric People’s Fund
  • Isabella County Parks

Please call ahead to reserve your beach chair:

  • Coldwater: (989) 644-2388 (seasonal)
  • Herrick: (989) 386-2010 (seasonal)

Location & Hours:

6320 E. Herrick Rd., Clare, MI 48617
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Open May through early October
Campground Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Day Use Area: 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Reservations & Info:

Herrick Recreation Area: (989) 386-2010  (seasonal)
Parks Main Office (989) 317-4083

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will NOT be able to use your username and password from 2021/2022 to log in to the new 2023 online reservation system. You MUST create a new account.

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South Pond

Recreational Activities

Sandy swimming beach

3 fishing ponds

Boat launch  (electric motors only)

“Railroad” themed playground

Volleyball & horseshoes

Camping Amenities

73 modern camp sites

5 rustic cabin rentals

Community water – water spigot is available by cabins and campsites. Cannot stay hooked up

20/30 amp electric hook-up at sites

RV dump station

Modern bathhouse – ADA accessible

Monthly and seasonal rates available

Park Amenities

Picnic and day use swimming area

2 covered pavilions

113 acre park

Near Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

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