Dan Tomczak, Sr. Park Ranger
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Park Registration Office
The park office is open seven days a week, year-round. From May 20 through September 20, office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. From September 21 through May 19, office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed December 25 and January 1.
You can now submit an online reservation request.
Billed as the "Gateway To The North", Pinconning Park and Campground is minutes off I-75, in northeastern Bay County. Pinconning Park has evolved into a natural tourist attraction due to its rich history, prime location along the Saginaw Bay, and world-renowned walleye fishery.
The campground includes 50 modern campsites, measuring 30 to 40 feet wide, and 40 to 60 feet deep. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. Each site also has a gravel parking pad 10 feet wide and 30 to 50 feet long. The modern sites are equipped with 20 and 30 amp electrical service. The following campsites have water faucets on-site: Numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, and 27.
The following campsites have one or more large oak trees on site which will provide maximum shade, but may also present parking challenges to customers that have large trailers or RVs: Numbers 32, 34, 35, 37, 39.
Campsite Numbers 29 and 30 are shorter sites that may present challenges to customers that have large trailers, boat trailers, and/or multiple tents.
The total number of water faucets are 11 serving 22 sites. The park also offers a water tower, septic station, and a modern bathhouse.
Log Cabin Rental
Pinconning Park features six log cabins. These one-room cabins are 13 feet by 19 feet in size. All cabins are equipped with electricity, lighting, two bunkbeds (with mattresses), a kitchen table and two benches. Outside each cabin is a fire ring, BBQ stand, and picnic table. All of the cabins are ADA accessible. The cabins are heated by propane fueled, forced air furnaces. Cabin renters are encouraged to bring their own bedding, flashlights, and outdoor cooking supplies. Cabin users may buy firewood and ice from the park. The park office also has flashlights, lanterns, extension cords, propane tanks and related items for sale.
Maximum occupancy is six people per unit.
Two vehicles maximum per unit.
No pets are allowed inside the cabins, or on the cabin sites.
Tents/covered shelters are not allowed on the site.
Smoking and cooking is prohibited inside the cabins.
All visitors are required to follow the park rules.
All other park rules will be enforced. See park staff for rules/regulations.
Violation of park rules will result in eviction without refund.
Pinconning Park offers two covered facilities for rent year-round. The Pavilion and the Gazebo are ideal for hosting large events such as weddings, graduations, birthdays, family reunions, club events, and business meetings.
The Gazebo is is capable of seating up to 80 people, has several 20 amp electrical outlets, and it is lighted.
The Pavilion is capable of seating up to 60 people. has 20 amp electrical service, no lighting.
Both facilities are accessible to disabled persons, and are close to bathroom facilities. Each is situated in the day-use area, overlooking the Saginaw Bay. There are several BBQ stands and picnic tables surrounding the Pavilion and Gazebo.A horseshoe pit, and two playgrounds are nearby.
Contact the Pinconning Park office at (989) 879-5050 for further information, or on-line at www.baycounty-mi.gov.
Pinconning Park offers a variety of seasonal activities. Bird watchers flock to our 206 acres nature preserve to observe a wide variety of bird species, including migrating waterfowl. Take your time to enjoy the view of all of the wildlife from a vantage point high above the forest floor on one of two observation towers within the nature preserve. The fall duck and goose hunting season also attracts visitors from near and far to the Saginaw Bay, and the Pinconning shoreline. The Saginaw Bay is well known for its spectacular summer walleye and perch fishing. The spring and fall seasons are incredible times for fishing, as many species including perch, bass, pike, crappie, bluegill, and catfish move into the shallow waters.
There are two playground areas in the day-use area. Enjoy a family picnic while the children are busy playing on the swings. Hotdogs, burgers, or the fresh catch of the day can be cooked on one of the many BBQ grills spread throughout the day-use area.
Prolific first and last ice fishing is available right off of the park shoreline. Many winter visitors bring their ATV's, or snowmobiles to access mid-winter perch and walleye. Our heated cabins are waiting for you, reserve a cabin today.
Cabin, Camp, Facility, and Permit Prices
Pinconning Park price rates are among the lowest camping rates in Michigan. The park staff is commited to providing quality outdoor recreational opportunities at a very competitive price.
||Any night of the week
||Sunday through Saturday nights
||3 nights/7 nights
||Sunday through Saturday
||Sunday through Saturday
* Price does not include Vehicle Permit Fees (see below).
|Packages and Permits
|Annual Vehicle Permit Fee
|Annual Vehicle Permit Fee (Senior Citizens)
|Day-use Vehicle Permit Fee
Extended Camping Stays
*Depends on availability*
|Contact Park Office for details.
||1 Week: $138.00|
1 Month: $430.00
3 Months: $825.00
5 Months: $1,381.00
|On-site Trailer Storage
||Available October 15 to March 31
$2.00/night or $25.00/month
Check out some photos by Ranger Dan Tomczak of Pinconning Park's beautiful Fall colors!
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Bay City/Downtown Historic Area and Riverfront Attractions: 20 miles south of Pinconning Park.
Bay County Civic Arena: 4231 Shrestha Dr., Bay City, Tel: (989) 671-1000. 19.5 miles south of Pinconning Park.
Bay County Community Center: 800 John F. Kennedy Dr., Bay City, Tel: (989) 894-0671. 27.5 miles south of Pinconning Park.
Bay County Fairgrounds: Livingston Ave., Bay City. 31 miles south of Pinconning Park.
Frank's Great Outdoors: 1212 N. Huron Rd., Linwood, MI Tel: (989) 697-5341. 7.5 miles south of Pinconning Park
Northwood Wholesale Outlet: 704 S. Mable, Pinconning, MI, Tel: (989) 879-3833
Sagining Eagles Landing Casino: Worth Rd., Standish, MI. 8 miles north of Pinconning Park.