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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

2213 Ottawa Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49424-2344
+1 616-399-9390
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Fun to walk out and visit. But be prepared for minimum of 30 in walk in.

Fun to walk out and visit. But be prepared for minimum of 30 in walk in. The walk it under lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toledo, Ohio
Perfect for short hikes.

One of the smallest parks with sand dunes but perfect for short hikes that are lovely. Watch for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill K
Lincoln, Nebraska
via mobile
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The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great trails” (6 reviews)
2213 Ottawa Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49424-2344
+1 616-399-9390
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to walk out and visit. But be prepared for minimum of 30 in walk in. The walk it under lots of trees, so not so hot. Wind can we very strong. It was about 30-40 mph when we visited.

1  Thank ksmbkm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the smallest parks with sand dunes but perfect for short hikes that are lovely. Watch for bald eagles!!

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised of the lack of care given to this wonderful park. The signage is lacking. The post were poorly marked and the trails are evident but the care to post signs you can read are old and faded out. This would not be...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to spend time on Lake Michigan and go hiking. They just renovated the pit toilets, but need to add some light, way too dark!! Great spot for the daytime. No camping.

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Lake Michigan is ever changing but always fascinating! It is a stunning walk in any season. Cross-county ski trails are marked. Spring is green and lush with wildflowers. Autumn is my favorite with it's kaleidoscope of rich colors. Summer shade of foliage is a welcome...More

Thank UsaDee
Reviewed 22 April 2017

An enjoyable hike to the beach from the parking lot. Had the beach to ourselves. Clean sand and clean trails.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a lovely beach with good trails for hiking. I was here in mid April. It was quiet and clean. It was a longer walk to the beach than I was expecting, but nice nonetheless. Bringing some water or snacks would have been nice....More

Thank emma b
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My wife and I took our 7 and 12 year old boys there is weekend for the first time and I thought it was a nice location and worth the drive from Grand Rapids We took the North trail out to the beach and then...More

Thank AQMike
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We were headed back to Chicago, destination Indiana Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore -- but began running out of time and daylight. So we settled for the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. It was not a settling! We parked and found short trails through a lovely hardwood forest...More

Thank neal f
Reviewed 31 January 2017

First of all if you are looking to visit a state park and check out a beautiful small town, Saugatuck is the place for you! I went here in late fall and it was perfect weather to hike around. I will say it was a...More

1  Thank klou124
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Can I walk my dog on leash anywhere at the park
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
Is there a charge to get into the park?
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.
Is there a restroom or portapotty at the beach? Is there a restroom near the parking area? Approximately how long will the walk be from the parking to the beach? Is there a fee to enter this state park?
13 June 2016|
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Response from Lady NutHut | Reviewed this property |
There are pit toilets at the parking lot. I did not see any restrooms at the beach. The walk from parking lot to beach is 20 to 30 minutes depending on the trail you choose. There are hills which makes this a little more... More