Description - Grand Mere State Park is located in Berrien County, Michigan. The park encompasses 985 acres characterized by one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline, large oak-forested dunes, several large blowouts, and three shallow inland lakes. A 1,200-acre tract, including Grand Mere State Park, was designated a National Natural Landmark in April 1968. The site contains four low areas created during the evolution of postglacial ancestors of Lake Michigan, providing a unique ecological area documenting the evolution of aquatic to terrestrial communities, surrounded by a buffer zone of dunes, and containing many rare relict species. Ownership is both private and public. The park's desolate atmosphere is perfect for nature study.
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- Folks looking for a remote day use opportunity are invited to explore Grand Mere State Park. Located along Lake Michigan, this small state park features three inland lakes behind the scenic coastal dunes. These natural areas are perfect for environmental and ecological study. Ungroomed trails afford limited hiking.
Recreation - This undeveloped site affords hiking, nature study and bird watching.
Climate - West Coast Michigan experiences pleasant summers with temperatures averaging 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). In winter, temperatures plunge to 22 degrees F (-6 degrees C). Lake winds have dramatic affect on wind chill factors. Yearly precipitation averages 40 inches and above.
Grand Mere State Park is located in southwestern Michigan off Interstate 94 several miles south of Fair Plain