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Muskegon State Park's vast expanse of sand beach ranks among the most beautiful in Michigan.
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Muskegon State Park's vast expanse of sand beach ranks among the most beautiful in Michigan.
Description - Muskegon State Park rests on over two miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and over one mile on Muskegon Lake. The park's vast expanse of sand beach ranks among the most beautiful in the state. Forested dunes that join miles of Lake Michigan shoreline reflect a significant resource that visitors enjoy each year. Recreation acres total 1,165.

Attractions - A variety of attractions are located near the park, such as: Michigan Adventure amusement park, Gillette Nature Center at Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon County Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, and the USS Silversides - a World War II submarine open for tours.

The park contains two modern campgrounds with over 240 sun and shade sites. Camping facilities are seasonal, May through October.

Day users and campers use the scenic beach. The Snug Harbor picnic area is located on Muskegon Lake. The Blockhouse overlook provides a scenic view of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, and the dunes. Shelters available.

Muskegon State Park offers a lighted boat launch at Snug Harbor that accommodates large boats. Fishing is available at the pier at Snug Harbor and the walkway on the Muskegon Lake Channel offers barrier-free access. The park rents fishing tackle.

Twelve miles of marked trails, with five miles marked for cross-country skiing can be found in the park. The trails are a diverse series of loops that meander through a variety of landscapes, from flatland to bog, from lowland to the top of scenic dunes.

Winter activities in the park include cross-country skiing, ice skating, luge run, and ice fishing.

Nearby attractions include Michigan Adventure water park, Gillette Nature Center at Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon County Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, and the USS Silversides - a World War II submarine open for tours.

Recreation - Recreation enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking, boating, camping, cross-country skiing, ice ice skating, and ice fishing at Muskegon State Park.

Camping
Muskegon-Lake Michigan - (800) 447-2757, 105 site(s), $28/$26
Muskegon-South Channel - (800) 447-2757, 139 site(s), $28/$26
Muskegon- Group Use Area - (231) 744-3480, 8 site(s), $2 Per Person/Per Night

Trail
Muskegon-Devil's Kitchen - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Lost Lake - 0.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Loop to Loop - 5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross County Ski Lighted Trail
Muskegon-Scenic Ridge - 1.25 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Hearty Hiker - 1.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon - Dune Ridge - 1.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

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.

Location - Muskegon State Park is located four miles west of North Muskegon on the shore of Lake Michigan.


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Filed By: Bridgett (Fowlerville, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This place is awesome! We enjoy it because it's clean, shaded and family orientated. With MI Adventure down the road, a ice cream shop adjacent to the campground, another beautiful beach down the road, and Lake Michigan, who could ask for more!


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Contact Information:
Muskegon State Park, 3560 Memorial Drive , North Muskegon, MI, 49445, Phone: 231-744-3480, TTY: 517-335-4623

Additional Information:
Michigan State Parks and Forests - Everything that makes Michigan special is embodied in the 96 State Parks. Boasting sterling recreation, Michigan State Parks and Forests invite you to enjoy one of their 14,000 campsites, 170 winter-sport areas and infinite rivers, streams, and lakes.
West Coast - Engulfing the eastern shores of Lake Michigan the West Coast Travel Region is a Mecca of coastal towns and parks providing access to world-class freshwater fishing.

Links:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.

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