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Description - Port Crescent State Park is located at the tip of Michigan's "thumb" along three miles of sandy shoreline of Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay. Some of the modern campsites offer a waterfront view, either of the Bay or the Old Pinnebog River channel. Port Crescent recently added a new camper cabin which sleeps six and has a scenic view of Saginaw Bay. A wooden boardwalk parallels the day-use shoreline offering many scenic vistas of Saginaw Bay. The park also offers excellent fishing, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, birding, and hunting opportunities.

Attractions - Port Crescent State Park has a modern 181-site campground with a waterfront view of Lake Huron and Pinnebog River. Each site comes equipped with electric hookup, fire ring, and picnic table. The camping facilities are open April 1 to December 1 with modern bathhouses closing November 1. Three miles of sandy shore provide the perfect sunbathing, swimming, and fishing location. A 900-foot boardwalk and five picnic decks offer scenic vistas from the top of sand dunes in the day use area. Hiking trails (over 5 miles) are open to cross-country skiers in winter. Contact the park office for information about area ski rentals and the wintertime candlelight ski tours.

Recreation - Camping, swimming, playground fun, horseshoes, hunting, fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling are enjoyed at the park.

Port Crescent Camper Cabin - (989) 738-8663, 1 site(s), $80
Port Crescent- Modern - (800) 447-2757, 137 site(s), $27

Port Crescent-Fitness Trail - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Port Crescent-Day Use Trail - 3.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Port Crescent-Organization Area Trail - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Climate - Saginaw Bay has mild to warm summers with temperatures averaging above 70 degrees F (above 21 degrees C). Winter temperatures average 18 to 22 degrees F (-8 to -6 degrees C). This is the driest region in the state with yearly precipitation amounts hovering around 28 inches.

Location - The park is located on Saginaw Bay five miles west of Port Austin on M-25.

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Filed By: Linda (Holly, MI)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful park! Definitely make those reservations 6 months in advance for prime sites. Campsites are fairly large and bathrooms and showers very clean. The only drawback is the beach isn't as large or kept up as nice as it used to be back in the 80's. Port Austin is a fun little town to visit.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: it is the best place to go camping- i have gone every year in my life that i can remember!

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Port Crescent State Park, 1775 Port Austin Rd , Port Austin, MI, 48467, Phone: 989-738-8663

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.
Saginaw Bay - Saginaw Bay is an outdoor paradise. Travelers will find an assemblage of conveniences including marinas, charters, leisure cruises, fine dining, bed-n-breakfasts and much more including bayside golfing.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.


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