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Addison Oaks Park and Campground – Oakland County Parks

Visitor’s Guide, image gallery, and info for Addison Oaks Park and Campground in Leonard. Admission info, hours and activities.

If you are looking for an amazing park that offers a lot of outdoor activities, then check out Addison Oaks in Leonard. This Oakland County Park offers 1,140 acres to explore. Additionally, they host many activities such as sports, hiking, and picnicking. Visitors can also enjoy camping, playgrounds, boat rentals, and geocaching.

Playground at Addison Oaks

Addison Oaks Nature Opportunities

Much of the Addison Oaks Park surrounds both Adams and Buhl Lake in Leonard. The park supports a wide variety of plants and animals in a variety of different wildlife habitats. Guests may be lucky enough to spot cranes, heron, deer, or even snakes. You may also see swans, raccoons, turtles, as well as more common animal species. The park also hosts a 20+ mile trail system for hiking, horseback riding, or biking.

Nature Trails

Sports lovers can enjoy cross country skiing. The park also offers fishing and boating. Baseball/softball fields, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball courts are offered together with a disc golf course. Guests can rent bikes as well as boats too.

Dock at Addison Oaks in Leonard

The Playgrounds

Addison Oaks offers two playgrounds for guests. The main structure is located near the Beach Concessions Building. It is near the shore of Adams Lake. This newer and larger structure features a couple of tall slides. There are also a lot of different climbing elements.


The second playground area is located within the Campground. It is between campsites 132 and 50. This smaller structure covers about 900 square feet. It includes a couple of slides as well as several climbing elements.

campground playground at Addison Oaks

Addison Oaks Admission and Hours

Visitors can purchase gain admission in three ways. Via an Annual Vehicle Permit, a Parks Perks Pass, or Daily Park Entry. See Fee Schedule. The current rates for daily park entry:

  •  $5/car/day: Oakland County Resident Rate.
  •  $12/car/day: Regular Rate.
  •  $4/car/day: Seniors 62+/Adaptive/Military/Veterans.

All campsites at Addison Oaks include electricity and water. They offer cabins, yurts, and campsites. Camping Rates.

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Other Oakland County Parks

  • Addison Oaks – an 1140 acre park in Leonard. Offers a wide range of activities. Sports, hiking and also picnicking. Visitors can also enjoy camping, playgrounds, boat rentals, and,
  • Catalpa Oaks – a 24-acre park in Southfield. Guests can enjoy sports, sledding, picnicking, as well as a playground.
  • Farmer’s Market – in Waterford. Open three days a week. Fresh produce, flowers, and hand-made goods.
  • Groveland Oaks – in Holly. Offers trails, camping, picnicking, together with a beach. Visitors can also enjoy boating, the skate park, mini-golf, or the playground.
  • Highland Oaks – located in Highland, Michigan. 302 acres with 2.5 miles of trails. Some activities include archery/hunting boating and also fishing.
  • Independence Oaks – the largest Oakland County Park. Home to the Wint Nature Center. Some activities include swimming, boating, sports, trails, as well as playgrounds.
  • Lyon Oaks – 1041 acre park in Wixom. 6 miles of nature trails. Additionally, the park offers sports, hunting, a dog park, and a playground.
  • Orion Oaks – a 24-acre park. Features a dog park. The park hosts boating, trails, as well as fishing.
  • Red Oaks– in Madison Heights. Park offers many activities across several sites. Dog park, soccer, playground facilities as well as the Red Oaks Waterpark.
  • Rose Oaks – a 640 undeveloped park in Holly. Offers trails, picnicking, boating together with fishing.
  • Springfield Oaks – in Davisburg. Features the Ellis Barn. They offer trails and fairgrounds.
  • Waterford Oaks – home to both the Waterford Oaks Waterpark and also the Bicycle Motocross Track. Additionally, the park hosts sports fields, trails, a playground. In the winter guests can enjoy sledding or snowshoeing.
Bernadette Manaay
Author: Bernadette Manaay

Bernadette Manaay is a proud mom of two wonderful kids, Ianna and Bernard. She has been married to her husband, Ian, for almost 11 years. Bernadette is a Physical Therapist by profession in Metro Detroit. Her family loves to travel and go camping every summer and early fall. Her desire and passion to document her family's everyday life lead her to become a self-taught photographer. It is very fulfilling to a mom to capture and freeze as many moments as we can because time just flies so fast. See the special memories of her family on her Instagram account: @adetteskyph.