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Hoffmaster State Park

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Address: 6585 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone Number: 231 798-3711

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Nice beach with dunes

I like the combo of a beach/dunes/walking trails. I never stayed in a campsite, but have spent many afternoons sunbathing and watching the boots go by. The parking area is large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like the combo of a beach/dunes/walking trails. I never stayed in a campsite, but have spent many afternoons sunbathing and watching the boots go by. The parking area is large and the bathrooms at the entrance are convenient. No concession stands, though.

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Muskegon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Longer walk to the beach from parking through woodsy path, stairs down the dune edge to the wide beach. Much less crowded than the more well known beaches in Grand Haven, Holland etc but probably more beautiful and spacious. Nature walks through woods dunes and quiet hollows are worth a separate trip all by themselves at most any time of... More 

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Lapa, PR
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Oak Wilt disease has killed the trees in the camp ground. Haven't been there, but the pictures look real bad.

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Muskegon Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park is huge and wonderful place to get forests and beach. Located right on Lake Michigan you can go to the beach but they also have wonderful trails through the woods. Bathrooms are available.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everything from the entrance to the long winding trails make this a park with great adventure! Hiking is my favorite thing to do here and there are lots if different trails to go on. The beach is beautiful and goes on and on for miles. It is by far one if the nicest, cleanest parks in West Michigan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was an amazing 3 day weekend getaway! We stayed at PJ HOFFMASTER'S STATE CAMPGROUND. We reserved online, using the Michigan DNR website. It was a great place to get all the details, campground maps, site pis etc.. Our choice was 2sites near the main beach access trail. It wormed out great, with just a short walk down a shady... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

there are many hiking trails that highlight the biological diversity of this area. the dunes are home to multiple ecosystems, all within walking distance. at the nature center, you can watch informative, award winning films; observe a live animal exhibit; and learn about dune ecology. picnic areas are available and, of course, there is a swimming beach. clean restrooms are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was visiting from Alaska and made a wrong turn into the park on the 6th before close. Girl at the booth let me through but the two young boy rangers or more like kids I'll put it, made sure to come find me and tell me I should leave even though I was let in. I was waiting for... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The wooded backdune trails and Lake Michigan dunes and beach are a treat for tourists, but the Visitor's Center is an education in the ecology of the region, where the insight for the word "ecology" originated. Youngsters can immerse in nature and learn about the life West Michigan generates.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although there is camping available at this state park, I went there for a day at the beach. It is such a beautiful area. Parking is clean and plentiful. The beach is close to parking and to restrooms. The beach is clean and gorgeous, with Lake Michigan's 'sugar sand'.

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