Swimming Under the Oakland County Sun

Inflatable playground in lake at Holly Recreation Area

Oakland County is home to a huge variety of perfect swimming spots to cool off during the hot summer weather. Plenty of parks are lakeside and house beautiful beaches, such as Groveland Oaks County Park in Holly or Independence Oaks County Park in Clarkston.

If you prefer pools, you can find a pool at Waterford Oaks Waterpark in Waterford or Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights. If you are looking for adventure, you can find splash pads and water obstacles at Normandy Oaks Park in Royal Oak and the WhoaZone at Heron Beach in Holly.

Being out on the water is one of the best parts of summer, but it is vitally important to stay safe while you are swimming. Take a look at these swimming safety tips before taking a dip in your favorite lake or pool.

To find a beach, swimming pool, splash pad, or waterpark near you, check out our our recently updated interactive map or list below.

Interactive Map

Swimming Spots in Oakland County map with a search bar and icons for beaches, pools, splash pads, and waterparks. A picture of Red Oaks Waterpark waterslide and wave pool with text below that states, Stay cools this summer at one of the many public outdoor swimming spots in Oakland County! From water-parks and splash pads to public access lakes and beaches, you can find summer fun in the water and sun near you.

List of Swimming Spots

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Beaches 

Brighton

Island Lake State Recreation Area
Kent Lake – 6301 Kensington Rd., 48116
810-229-7067

Clarkston 

Bay Court Park
Greens Lake – 6970 Andersonville Rd., 48346
248-625-8223

Deer Lake Park
Deer Lake – 350 White Lake Rd., 48348
248-625-8223

Independence Oaks County Park
Crooked Lake – 9501 Sashabaw Rd., 48348
248-625-0877

Commerce Township

Proud Lake State Recreation Area
Proud Lake – 3500 N. Wixom Rd., 48382
248-685-2433

Holly 

Groveland Oaks County Park
Stewart Lake – 14555 Dixie Hwy, 48442
248-634-9811

Holly State Recreation Area
Heron Lake – 8100 Grange Hall Rd., 48442
248-634-8811

Holly Township Beach
Bush Lake – 501 Thomas St., 48442
248-634-1758

Seven Lakes State Park
Sand Lake – 14390 Fish Lake Rd., 48442
248-634-7271

Keego Harbor 

Willow Beach Swim Site 1
Willow Beach St.& Brock St., 48320
248-682-1930

Willow Beach Swim Site 2
Willow Beach St. & Grove St., 48320
248-682-1930

Lake Orion 

Bald Mountain State Recreation Area
Lower Trout Lake – 1330 Greenshield Rd., 48362
248-693-6767

Camp Agawam
Tommy’s Lake – 1301 W. Clarkston Rd., 48362
248-391-0304

Green’s Village Park
Lake Orion – 100 S. Park Blvd., 48362
248-693-8391 x. 100

Milford 

Kensington Metropark
Kent Lake – 4570 Huron River Parkway, 48380
810-227-8910

Novi

Lakeshore Park  
Walled Lake – 601 S. Lake Dr., 48375
248-347-0400

Orchard Lake Village 

Pontiac Yacht Club
Pontiac Lake 3270 Wards Point Dr., 48324
248-682-8020

Ortonville 

Ortonville State Recreation Area
Big Fish Lake – 5779 Hadley Rd., 48455
810-797-4439

Oxford 

Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress
Horseshoe Lake – 1050 E. Oakwood Rd., 48371
248-628-3859

Stony Lake Township Park
Stoney Lake – 1397 Lapeer Rd., 48371
248-628-1720

Upland Hills Farm
Prince Lake – 481 Lake George Rd., 48370
248-628-1611

Rochester Hills 

Thelma G. Spencer Park
Carter Lake – 3701 John R. Rd., 48307
248-656-4657

Springfield 

Mill Pond Park
Mill Pond – 495 Broadway Rd., 48350
248-846-6558

Sylvan Lake

Ferndale Park
Sylvan Lake – Ferndale St., 48320
248-682-1440

Sylvan Lake Park
Sylvan Lake – Lakeview Ave., 48320
248-682-1440

Walled Lake 

Mercer Beach
310 E. Walled Lake Dr., 48390
248-624-4847

Waterford 

Dodge # 4 State Park
Cass Lake – 4250 Parkway Dr., 48327
248-682-7323

Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area
Pontiac Lake – 7800 Gale Rd., 48327
248-666-1020

White Lake 

Highland State Recreation Area
Teeple Lake – 5200 Highland Rd., 48383
248-889-9750

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Pools

Huntington Woods – Residents Only

Huntington Woods Recreation Center
26325 Scotia, 48070
248-541-3030

Pleasant Ridge – Residents Only

Pleasant Ridge Community Center
4 Ridge Rd., 48069
248-541-2902

Southfield – CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON

Civic Center Park
26000 Evergreen Rd., 48076
248-796-4640

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Splash Pads & Water Fun

Auburn Hills

Riverside Park
3311 Squirrel Ct., 48326
248-370-9353

Clarkston

Clintonwood Park
6000 Clarkston Rd., 48348
248-625-8223

Farmington Hills 

Heritage Park
24915 Farmington Rd., 48336
248-473-1800

Holly

WhoaZone at Heron Beach
5005 McGinnis Rd., 48442
866-946-2966

Oxford

Seymour Lake Township Park
2795 Seymour Lake Rd., 48371
248-628-1720

Rochester Hills

Brooklands Plaza
1585 E. Auburn Rd.
248-656-4673

Royal Oak

Normandy Oaks Park
4234 Delemere Blvd., 48067
248-246-3300

West Bloomfield

Lily Pad Springs
6200 Farmington Road, 48323
248-451-1900

White Lake

Indian Springs Metropark
5200 Indian Trail, 48386
248-628-6640

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Waterparks

Madison Heights 

Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 E. 13 Mile Rd., 48071
248-858-0918

Milford

Kensington Metropark
Kent Lake – 4570 Huron River Parkway, 48380
810-227-8910

Troy 

Troy Aquatic Center
3425 Civic Center Dr., 48084
248-524-3484

Waterford

Waterford Oaks Waterpark
1702 Scott Lake Rd., 48328
248-858-0918

Do you know of any other publicly accessible beaches, pools, water parks, or splash pads in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them, contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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