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Warren Dunes State Park

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Address: Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, MI 49125-9166
Phone Number: +1 269 4264013

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Great beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
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Plainfield, Illinois
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Plainfield, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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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

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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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103 reviews 103 reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My kids and I were just introduced to Warren Dunes last summer..and LOVE it! Actually spent my birthday there this year enjoyed a day of perfect temperatures and plenty of sunshine. To wrap up an amazing day, we sat on the dune and watched the most beautiful sunset! Beaches are clean and have never been over crowded and a very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Didn't explore the park since I specifically went to see the dunes. Parking fee seemed high but I don't know what is involved with charging what they do - plus it was for a day pass. I had never seen any of these dunes before and it was a great site. Great beach, it was huge. NIce sand. If you... More 

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