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Grand Haven State Park

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Address: 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Phone Number: (616) 847-1309
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Very big sandy beach popular in he summer with good car parking, may be a fee to pay. Good views if the lighthouse and the estuary

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very big sandy beach popular in he summer with good car parking, may be a fee to pay. Good views if the lighthouse and the estuary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go for the day or for camping. The long sandy beach is always clean and the views of the lighthouse can't be beat. The campground is always crowded but the sites are large and the bathrooms clean. There is so much to do and see in the area from just sitting on the beache... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have been to this beach 2 different times. We find it to be very clean and with a lot of nice features. There are volleyball nets, playgrounds, food trucks, bathhouse, etc. It is near the downtown area and has a beach campground too- but we haven't done that part. This is a nice beach for families and anyone who... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

(8/16/15) I arrived by bicycle to tent camp overnight while touring the breweries in Grand Haven and Spring Lake. I used the DNR website to make my reservation, and it works great! They even had pics online of several of the sites themselves. Check-in was smooth and efficient, and I was directed to my site. Large site (#117) right up... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

as the title suggests, this place is an amazing location for anyone that wants to enjoy lake michigan. beautiful, clean beaches, FRESH WATER, and fluffy sand. water can be slightly chilly depending on the weather, but people come from all over the state to enjoy beautiful downtown Grand Haven and the state park.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First time visiting the park. Like that it was very clean and orderly on the grounds. Big concession stand and restroom areas. The only thing I didn't see were grills. I didn't check to see if it was allowed on the park but I did not see anyone grilling. A few picnic tables here and there but not throughout. Huge... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Upon arrival at Grand Haven State Park we were very disappointed. It's nothing but a parking lot on Lake Michigan. Two big criticisms: (1). The campsites are too close together. There are so many big rigs these days we were squeezed in between our neighbors. The sites need to be re- designed. (2). The signage is horrible. We had difficulty... More 

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Forsyth, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a large and nice beach. Some people parasailing. There is a campground there for RVs and tents. The sun sets across the lake. The family enjoyed it very much a couple of times.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We drove up from Bloomington, Indiana for our son's 4th birthday- our first time in Michigan- and this was a terrible experience. We booked a site for 3 nights, but only the first and third night were in the system (most likely due to my operator error) and so we were booted off by the extremely rudepark staff after I... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I hadn't been on a vacation just the two of us in years and Grand Haven fit the bill. We sat at the beach and took in the sun and watched other families children enjoying the water and making memories.

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