William H. Haithco Recreation Area

William H. Haithco Recreation Area

2121 Schust Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603

Park Rules
Trail Guide (Printable)

William H. Haithco Recreation Area is a beautiful park with a 40 acre man-made lake. The park offers a lifeguard supervised beach (from 11:00 am-7:30 pm every day beginning the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day), sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, paddleboat rentals, rowboat rentals, canoe rentals, kayak rentals, playground, fishing access, grills, concession stand, a pump track and modern restrooms. Dogs are not permitted at Haithco.

There are five pavilions available for rent, two on the north end and three on the south end of the park. The park is conveniently located off I-675 at the Tittabawassee Road exit.

Vehicle Admission:

  • Begins the Friday before Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day (free for Saginaw Residents)
  • Price per vehicle $5.00 / car
  • $1.00 / walk in
  • $1.00 / non-motorized boat (17 feet and under)

Boating Opportunities:

  • Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboat and Rowboat rental.
  • Non-motorized boats under 17' are allowed on the lake (between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day).
  • All watercraft must be off the lake by 8:00 p.m.

Pump Track:
Do you enjoy riding dirt bikes? Click here for more information.

Interested in renting a pavilion?
Click here for pavilion rates and rentals

Directions to William H. Haithco Recreation Area
From I-75:
Exit I-75 at I-675 (downtown Saginaw). Continue on I-675 to the Tittabawassee Rd. exit. Turn west (left) onto Tittabawassee Rd. Turn south (left) at the first light which is Towne Centre. Travel on Towne Centre until it ends at Schust Rd. Turn east (left) on to Schust Rd. The park is immediately on the (south) right hand side of the road.

From M-84 (Bay Road):
Travel on M-84 (Bay Rd.) to Schust which is just south of Fashion Square Mall. Turn onto Schust. The Park is located approximately 3/4 of a mile from the intersection of M-84 (Bay Rd.) and Schust. The entrance into the park is located on the south side of Schust Road.

History of William H Haithco Recreation Area