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Warren Dunes State Park

Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, MI 49125-9166
+1 269 4264013
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Bridgman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Normal, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Well maintained and not overly crowded, even in August. Climbing the dunes takes time but is well worth it. The views are amazing from there. There's also the beach which is relaxing. Not many boats and there's no launch in that area. Early arrivers will find it quite peaceful.

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MI
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This campground is VERY clean! We will be going back. We booked our campsite Sunday-Wednesday. There is quite a drive to the beach from the campground. They offer many picnic areas along the way. If you are planning a day @ the beach, get there early; as it does get really busy! There are concessions available for your convenience. And... More

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The beach is great and its obly 9dlls to get in so its not that bad. Be aware though that it is a rocky beach! In case you were looking for an all soft sand beach. The dune xlimb is great and also a good activity to so with the family. Other than that get there early and go as... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had a great day on the beach! Get there early because if it's a sunny summer weekend day, it gets very croweded as the day progresses! You get the fun of the beach and the lake for swimming (a bit cold at first, but that's to be expected in Lake Michigan), then the fun "clay" river where kids wander towards... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The Warren Dunes are a perfect family day trip from the Chicagoland area. You can leave after rush hour and it is a nice drive. There is a good gas/food place at the exit where you get off to fuel up and grab a variety of food for the beach (we had Popeyes fried chicken instead of a boring sandwich).... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The beach has a concession stand and changing facilities that make it a nice beach to visit. The Dunes are impressive and many people climbed or attempted to climb them.

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A short drive from Chicago and you feel like you're a world away. The dunes are large and fun to climb. The beach is sandy except for the 15 feet before you hit the water where it gets rocky. But a short swim out to the sandbar about 50 feet off shore gives relief from that. Had a great time... More

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Bridgman
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Don't miss a trip through Warren Dunes State Park. You can camp in their campground, climb the dunes (Old Baldy and others), go to the beach for a day in the sun, and enjoy the sun in any number of places among the rolling dunes. There are several parking lots, places to shower and change clothes, and it is fun,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The dunes are awesome here and so is the park. We camped for a few nights and the park was clean and well kept. We only had two problems. First was the Mosquitos were crazy.. Tried to hike the trail but couldn't because we just got ate up. I understand it's July but we had bug spray and just walked... More

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Palatine, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's not summer without a trip to Warren Dunes State Park! We live in a northwest suburb of Chicago, and it takes us 2 hours to get there. Well worth the drive. The water is warmer and wavier in MI, than the IL side of Lake Michigan. The sand dunes are huge and amazing! It feels like the ocean, but... More

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