Holly Recreation Area RV & Campground Guide

Michigan

Holly Recreation Area

is between Pontiac and Flint, Michigan. WhoaZone waterpark is at this state park, but it requires a separate ticket. While the lake is the main attraction at this park, it also has wooded trails that you may want to explore. The summertime Michigan Renaissance Festival is near this park, and many visitors stop here while attending the festival. This 8,008-acre park is 5.8 miles northeast of Holly, Michigan. 

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Weather
Spring 35-55 F
Summer 58-79 F
Fall 45-65 F
Winter 17-31 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Holly Recreation Area

RVing is a convenient way to visit Michigan's recreation areas. If you do not have an RV, you can rent one on RVshare.com

Auburn Hills/Holly KOA

Find lots of family fun at Auburn Hills/Holly KOA, including a skate park, miniature golf course, pool, and jumping pillow. Rates start at about $50 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Snack bar, historic firetruck rides, outdoor bowling

Groveland Oaks Campground

Rent pedal boats or kayaks to enjoy playing on Stewart Lake. You may also want to rent a bike to enjoy exploring the Groveland Oaks Campground area. Rates start at about $55 a night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Boat rental, dump station

Seven Lakes State Park

Play on the beach, fish from the shoreline, or boat on the lake at Seven Lakes State Park. Camping fees start at about $25 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Beach, swimming, playground

Clearwater Campground

Rent rowboats to play on the lake at Clearwater Campground or play with the farm animals. Rates start at $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Laundry, 35-acre pond, beach

RV Rentals Near Holly Recreation Area

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What to Do at
Holly Recreation Area

Inside Holly Recreation Area

Everyone will love playing at WhoaZone waterpark. Challenge your friends to a game on the miniature golf course. See who is better at disc golf on the 24-hole course where the trees often come into play. Rent boats or bring your own to play on the park's three lakes. There are plenty of trails through the wooded hills at this park to explore. 

Outside Holly Recreation Area

Northern Oakland County and surrounding areas are great places to explore. This park's proximity to Flint, Pontiac, and Detroit makes everything in those cities easily accessible. Holly is often a destination for antique shopping, but you can find many other types of shops to explore. From down-home style cooking to upscale breweries, you will find great places to eat. If you get tired of exploring the park, then head to Flint, where you can find museums and other attractions to explore. 

Restaurants

Bittersweet Café

Bittersweet Café is inside a building constructed during the Civil War. Inside this historical setting, you can get outstanding traditional egg breakfasts, tasty hamburgers, and fresh salads.

Type: American

Location: 112 South Saginaw Street, Holly, MI 48442

Historic Holly Hotel

Fresh meat and seafood are flown in from around the country to prepare dinner at the Historic Holly Hotel. Alternatively, consider joining them for their Sunday brunch where the servers deliver elk sausage-wrapped eggs, Monte Cristos, and eggs Benedict to your table, or stop in for their afternoon tea.

Type: American

Location: 110 Battle Alley, Holly, MI 48442

Blackthorn Pub

Choose from a wide selection of draft or bottled beers at Blackthorn Pub, with many choices from Michigan craft breweries. Alternatively, opt for your favorite wine. Then, enjoy pub food, like salmon, fish-and-chips, grilled chicken, or a hamburger.

Type: American

Location: 105 South Saginaw, Holly, MI 48442

Villagers Family Restaurant

Traditional breakfasts are available all day at Villagers Family Restaurant. You can also try one of their delicious sandwiches, like BLTs, grilled cheese, or fish, along with a cup of soup or a salad at this diner.

Type: American

Location: 1121 North Saginaw, Holly, MI 48442

Northern Oak Brewery

Select a sandwich, like corned beef Reubens, chicken clubs, or hamburgers, at Northern Oak Brewery. Vegetarians find lots of delicious choices, like their N.o.B. mac & cheese made with unique house-blend cheeses, scalded cream, and cavatappi pasta.

Type: Brewery, American

Location: 806 North Saginaw, Holly, MI 48442

Shopping

Holly Antiques

For over 20 years, shoppers have been finding various vintage and antique items at Holly Antiques. Everything at this store is at least 20 years old.

Location: 118 South Saginaw, Holly, MI 48442

Vintage Industrial Uniques

The owners of Vintage Industrial Uniques build unique light fixtures, sculptures, and furnishings from salvaged antiques and vintage items.

Location: 109 South Saginaw, Holly, MI 48442

Holly Foods Supermarket

Find groceries at Holly Foods Supermarket. If you want to have a picnic, check out their deli and liquor choices. 

Location: 15191 North Holly Road, Holly, MI 49442

Nature's Bath & Body

Find handmade soaps, perfumes, and other health and showering products at Nature's Bath & Body.

Location: 310 Broad Street, Holly, MI 49442

Creative Fashions of Holly

Select casual clothes for women at Creative Fashions of Holly. The clothes are artfully displayed in the historic building where this shop has been for more than 40 years.

Location: 106 Battle Alley, Holly, MI 49442

Sightseeing

Seven Lakes State Park

Play on the water, fish from the shoreline, and build a sandcastle at the beach at Seven Lakes State Park.

Location: 14390 Fish Lake Road, Holly, MI 49442

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Stroll through 34 buildings at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad. Ride the amusement rides and the historic railroad. 

Location: North Bray Road, Flint, MI 48505

Flint Children's Museum

If you have children, stop at the Flint Children's Museum, where they will have so much fun playing that they will not realize they are learning. Science, performing arts, career role-playing, and many other play zones are available. 

Location: 1602 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48504

Buick Automotive Gallery

See 25 classic and concept Buick cars at the Buick Automotive Gallery. Workers in Flint built all the vehicles in the display.

Location: 303 Walnut Street, Flint, MI 48504

Longway Planetarium

Watch star shows at the Longway Planetarium. Many of the shows are geared toward young children while others have a local focus.

Location: 1310 East Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48504

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How to Get to
Holly Recreation Area

Easily reach Holly Recreation Area from Holly, Michigan, by heading north on North Saginaw Street. Turn right on Grange Hall Road. Continue on this road for about 5 miles until you get to McGinnis Road. Turn right, and you are at the park. 

Entering Holly Recreation Area

You must have a state passport, which costs $12 for state residents, to enter the park. The one-time payment allows you to enter any state park in Michigan until your vehicle registration comes due. 

Per passenger vehicle : $12

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