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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

2213 Ottawa Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49424-2344
+1 616-399-9390
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you "earn " the lake

hiked the marked BEACH path to the lake. Everyone we spoke to said "it's not far"...forgetting... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Another great park

Michigan natives can buy a state park pass for about $10 a year and allows entry to all state parks... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“north trail” (11 reviews)
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2213 Ottawa Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49424-2344
+1 616-399-9390
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

hiked the marked BEACH path to the lake. Everyone we spoke to said "it's not far"...forgetting that statement is relevant to hiking ability. IT's a tough walk through a tough terrain, sand, roots and uphill. Of course Lake Michigan is always beautiful so that's the...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Michigan natives can buy a state park pass for about $10 a year and allows entry to all state parks as often as desired. This would be great for this park as parking is limited. Walk to the beach is uphill and long, but worth...More

Thank mom98wmu
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I will start off by saying my wife and I love to hike. The trails were great. We spent about 4 hours here just walking the different trails. Nice way to spend the afternoon.

Thank Mclovin3290
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've been coming to the park for maybe 20+ years and this is the first time I saw cars parked for almost a half mile outside of the park. The attendants hut is never manned but was on this visit. They were collecting $9 for...More

1  Thank leonor c
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Wanted to see some dunes, so while in Holland, visited Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Took the 'North Trail' and, according to my Fitbit, walked over 2000 steps, up and down to the sandy dunes. It's quite a work out, but well worth the adventure.

1  Thank mikeloyson
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nice secluded beach, but probably not a beach you would take small children if you need to carry a lot of items because it's a hike to the beach. Picnic area. I didn't see a whole lot to do with small children and the restrooms...More

1  Thank GrannyTammy01
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park because we were a bit early for our dinner reservations. It was an interesting experience, and I wish we would have had more time. From the parking lot, it's about a mile walk to get to the...More

3  Thank QuiltGuppy
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was my first visit to this park. They charged us $9 to get in. That gave us parking, a couple of short walking trails and a lakefront with no beach. There was a small area for picnics and a bathroom. The trails were missing...More

1  Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I spent a couple of hours here with my daughter and her family. The trail to the beach is fairly easy. The beach is beautiful/ I am sure there is more to see in this park and maybe someday I will have the privilege of...More

Thank JuneNY
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We hiked the beach trail, which was gorgeous. You travel through the forest to the sand where it opens to the water. It's really a stunning way to end a hike. We went back several times as we could bring our dog.

1  Thank ShariandFamily
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Oliver S | Reviewed this property |
The park is open in the fall for hiking and beach walking it closes at dusk which is about 4:30 in the fall and winter I think cross country skiing would be fun for those that are experienced..there are some steep hills... More
10 February 2017|
Response from vlmky | Reviewed this property |
Anywhere except for the beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. They are allowed on the beautiful trails.
Kairis A
10 September 2016|
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Response from Karen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. And you have to walk close to a mile to get to the beach.