Waterloo State Recreation Area (WRA) is a 20,500 acre state park (the third largest park in Michigan), split between Washtenaw and Jackson counties. In addition to its many recreational opportunities it is also a significant part of the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail, a 46-mile-long hiking trail running through WRA, Pinckney Recreation Area and Park Lyndon County Park.
The park headquarters are in Chelsea:
Waterloo Recreation Area Headquarters
16345 McClure Road, Chelsea, MI 48118
734-475-8307 / TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Travel within the recreation area requires a vehicle permit.
Park areas & facilities
The park has four campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, eleven fishing lakes, nature trails, forty-seven miles of hiking trails, cabins, and equestrian trails. Science and nature-related activities are held at the Eddy Discovery Center, which also houses a small museum of the area's natural and human history.
- Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center
- Waterloo Natural History Association
- Big Portage Lake Beach
- Portage Lake Campground
- Sugarloaf Lake
- Sugarloaf Campground
- Waterloo Horseman's Association