Hayes State Park is located in the scenic Irish Hills area right off of Wamplers Lake. They offer 181 modern campsites and a spectacular day-use beach area with a boat launch onto Wamplers Lake!
Camping Reservations can be made 6 months in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or 1-800-44PARKS. You can also visit the website www.midnrreservations.com to schedule a reservation.
To check out any state park calendars, visit www.michigan.gov/dnrcalendar. All parks are listed in this calendar. You will see there are plenty of fun things going on around the state!
USCG Auxiliary Boat Checks and Education Course at Hayes
The USCG Auxiliary will be performing boater safety checks at our Wamplers Lake boat launch on June 6, and a Boater Education Course is tentatively scheduled for June 13 (limited space available). Contact the park office for additional details at 517-467-7401.
Explorer Guide Programs
The park will be hosting educational and hands-on programming for adults and children throughout the summer season through our Explorer Guide Program. Our two most popular programs are our “Hook Line and Sinker” fishing program and our Archery programs. However, a variety of programs will be provided this coming season. Please contact the park for additional details at 517-4676-7401 or visit us on Facebook.
Beach Concession Stand
If you’re not already aware, the park’s beach concession is back in operation for its third season. The concession is managed by the Irish Hills Dairy Bar and is open on Fridays. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays throughout the summer season. They have food, drinks, beach amenities, and a fleet of rental boats available. Contact the park office or Irish Hills Dairy Bar for additional details.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas. The passport can be purchased when renewing your license plate at the SOS or purchased at the park. The passport costs $11.00 a year for in-state residence. Out of state visitors can pay $31.00 for an annual permit or $9.00 for a daily permit.