Parks and Recreation - Tuscola County

Tuscola County Parks and Recreation

The mission of the Tuscola County Parks and Recreation Commission is to advise the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners on matters of policy and practice pertaining to the encouragement, establishment, and provision of recreational opportunities for residents of, and visitors to, Tuscola County.

Tuscola County Parks and Recreation Commission Members
  Kim Vaughan Terri Eden Steve Erickson Cynthia Kapa  
  Bob Mantey Julie Matuszak Robert McKay
Jerry Peterson  


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Vanderbilt County Park

Vanderbilt Park and Campground is located along the Saginaw Bay Shoreline of Tuscola County and offers 18-acres of rich natural scenic beauty available for day use or overnight camping. The park features a pavilion, playground equipment, picnic areas, grills, rustic restrooms, fire rings and a nature trail; along with 24 improved and 8 rustic campsites.

The park is open for camping year-round and offers a Park Host overseeing the daily operations and needs of visitors during the peak season of May through September.


  • Rustic Campsites (no water or electric) - $15/night, $90/week, $270/month or $825/season
  • Campsites (with electric only) - $20/night, $120/week, $360/month, or $1,250/season
  • Improved Campsites (with water and electric) - $24/night, $144/week, $432/month, or $1,500/season
  • Pavilion Rental - $75 rental charge with a $25 security deposit required to reserve (no refunds on holiday or weekend rentals)
  • Parking Fee - $3/day or $20/season (November through March)

Vanderbilt County Park and Campground was donated to Tuscola County by the late Frank Vanderbilt around the turn of the 20th century. The 18-acre park sits among the shady, rustic shoreline of Saginaw Bay just outside of Quanicassee at M-25 and Bath Road.

Vanderbilt Documentation

  1. 1. Vanderbilt 1938 Conveyance Deed
  2. 2. Vanderbilt 1942 Subdivision Plat
  3. 3. 1953 Circuit Court Order
  4. 4. 1984 Ledy Survey
  5. 5. 2005 Survey
  6. 6. Tuscola County Ordinance No. 2015-08.pdf

Treasured Assets of Tuscola County


Village of AkronAkron Park
Township of AlmerAlmer Township Hall (Darbee School)
Darbee Farm Park
AYSO Soccer Park
Almer Township Park
Arbela TownshipArthur Latham Park
City ofAtwood Park
CaroBieth Park (Tuscola County Fairgrounds)
Chippewa Landing Park
Colonial Park
Williamsburg Subdivision Park
Northwood Heights Park
Village of Cass CityCass City Recreation Park
Cedarwood Park
Cass City Walking Trail
Village of FairgroveFairgrove Community Park
Mulberry Park
Village of GagetownVillage Park
Township of GilfordGilford Township Park
Township of IndianfieldsIndianfields Township Park
Village of KingstonKingston Memorial Park
Township of MillingtonArthur Latham Park
Village of MillingtonArthur Latham Park
Southern Links TrailwayLiner Trailway Park comprised of regional and intergovernmental cooperative agreements
Village of MayvilleOhmer Park
Bodeis Park
Village of ReeseReese Community Park
Reese Memorial Park
Tuscola TownshipCommunity Park
Village of UnionvilleUnionville Community Park
Kemp Memorial Park
City of VassarHarper Park
Hillside Park
White Birch Park
McKinley School Park
Vassar Lion’s Park
Vassar Riverside Park
Vassar Riverside RV Park
Ivan Middleton Hall
Vassar Memorial Park
Vassar Rail Trail
Vassar Fairgrounds
Township of VassarVassar Township Park (new community park under development)
Watertown TownshipFostoria Park
North Lake Murphy Park

State Of Michigan Public Lands

Almer Township State Game Area
Cass City State Game Area (Western Portion; Majority)
Clark Lake State Game Area
Columbia Township State Game Area
Deford State Game Area
Denmark Township State Game Area
Elmwood Township State Game Area
Fish Point State Wildlife Area
Gagetown State Game Area (Southern Portion; Majority)
Murphy Lake State Game Area
Quanicassee State Wildlife Area (Eastern Portion)
Tuscola State Game Area
Vassar State Game Area

Meeting Minutes from the last meeting.

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Additional meeting minutes.
2021-03-02 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 601.48 KB
2021-02-02 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 5.83 MB
2021-01-05 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved - bis.pdf 152.35 KB
2020-10-06 Draft Minutes.pdf 680.31 KB
2020-09-01 Regular Meeting Minutes - bis - approved.pdf 514.09 KB
2020-08-04 Regular Meeting Minutes - bis - approved.pdf 615.43 KB
2020-03-03 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 5.68 MB
2020-02-04 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 5.58 MB
2020-01-07 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved-bis.pdf 669.37 KB
2019-10-03 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 4.35 MB
2019-08-01 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 88.28 KB
2019-06-06 Special Meeting Minutes - bis - approved.pdf 106.63 KB
2019-04-04 Regular Meeting Minutes appendix.pdf 5.23 MB
2019-04-04 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 97.70 KB
2019-02-28 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 96.36 KB
2019 Revision 2 of Parks & Rec Meeting Schedule.pdf 71.38 KB
2018-10-25 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 108.15 KB
2018-08-23 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 105.51 KB
2018-04-26 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 88.58 KB
2018-01-25 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 880.00 KB
2017-10-26 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 93.99 KB
2017-08-24 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 88.78 KB
2017-04-27 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 83.62 KB
2017-03-09 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 325.47 KB
2016-11-10 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 90.65 KB
2016-09-29 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 91.30 KB
2016-05-26 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 589.07 KB
2016-02-17 Special Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 91.31 KB
2016-02-17 Public Review Minutes - approved.pdf 70.19 KB
2016-01-20 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 96.88 KB
2015-10-21 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 86.52 KB
2015-07-29 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 85.56 KB
2015-06-17 Special Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 81.45 KB
2015-05-20 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 73.37 KB
2015-02-19 Special Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 75.93 KB
2015-01-14 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 75.64 KB
2015-01-14 Public Hearing Minutes - approved.pdf 69.24 KB
2014-12-18 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 69.24 KB
2014-06-18 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 73.75 KB
2014-04-16 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 66.92 KB
2013-12-18 Regular Meeting Minutes - approved.pdf 71.64 KB

Tuscola County Parks and Recreation Meeting Schedule 2020

The Tuscola County Parks & Recreation Commission invites and encourages the public to attend meetings.

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Tuscola County Parks and Recreation Meeting Schedule 2021

The Tuscola County Parks & Recreation Commission invites and encourages the public to attend meetings.

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Parks and Recreation Contact Information

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (989) 545-7168


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