We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Norman F. Kruse Park

Muskegon, MI
Review Highlights
Very popular with dogs and homosexuals

The dog beach is terrific. Best spot around for an active dog to have some fun in the fresh water... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Jim S
Grand Haven, Michigan
Great DOG park

I brought my dog here so she could spend the day off leash playing in the water. If you don't want... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Read all 39 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dog beach” (12 reviews)
“dogs playing” (2 reviews)
“great beach” (4 reviews)
Muskegon, MI
Write a Review
Reviews (39)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 17 October 2016

The dog beach is terrific. Best spot around for an active dog to have some fun in the fresh water. Parking is plentiful. Just don't let the kids wander back into the woods away from the beach, as they may encounter some surprising activities.

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I brought my dog here so she could spend the day off leash playing in the water. If you don't want to share the beach with dogs, don't come here! People seemed to do their best to keep their dogs on the "dog side" of...More

6  Thank lizmorgan11
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

This is the place you (and others) bring their dogs to the beach!! Loved watching the dogs playing and chasing in the water. Some very impressive Canine swimmers and God looking pups show up here!! Get your dog on!!

3  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We knew there was an AREA designated for dogs at this park, we wrongly assumed there were non dog areas. When we first arrived, there was one lady walking 3 dogs on the beach on leash. While I noticed they weren't in the designated dog...More

1  Thank Fastcarsnfreedom
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Day use park with excellent beach access, picnic areas, and dune stairs. No fees. Main beach area is off limits to dogs. However, the dog beach starts here and runs about 3/4 mile to Pere Marquette Park. This off leash dog area is wonderful with...More

1  Thank Carl S
Reviewed 27 November 2015

When I go to heaven, I want it to be just like Kruse Park. There are all kinds of dogs playing in harmony in the beautiful fresh lake and a soft breeze keeps dogs and people alike cool. I love to go here without my...More

Thank StaceaMcK
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This used to be my favorite beach but is now over-ridden with dogs (dog beach at northern end.). Also, the dune walk is broken on several places and was just boarded up instead of repaired. Disappointing.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Just a few blocks away from the urbanality of Muskegon there is this wonderful, beautiful, secluded beach...lots of parking, a bit of a hike down to the beach but it actually is hadicapped accessible, dogs allowe on part of the beach. Great spot on the...More

1  Thank Stevencoles
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We live a few miles from this park and is the one that many of the locals use as it is a hidden gem. The best part is that despite being above the water there is a w/c ramp that will take you down to...More

Thank Travnur
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

The Doggie Beach is fairly close to the parking lot. There is a nice boardwalk with ramps & stairs leading to the beach area. Plenty of beach area for the dogs to enjoy the sand & surf! It would be nice if there was a...More

2  Thank LindafromMI
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to know how many steps are on the stairs in Kruse Park in Muskegon, MI?
4 July 2016|
Response from lizmorgan11 | Reviewed this property |
There are A LOT. I didn't count them, and there are too many to guess. If you're worried about being able to make it up and down the stairs, just know they also have handicap accessible ramps in addition to the stairs.