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Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon, MI 49441
231 798-3711
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Ranked #9 of 20 Attractions in Muskegon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Norton Shores, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have a Michigan State Park pass on my license plate; it allows me daytime access. I have climbed the stairs to the top of the dunes and visited the beach. the camping facilities seem to be adequate. Overall, it is a gorgeous Michigan experience.

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a side note, a new Memorial Bench will be placed at the top observation deck in Honor of my Uncle Dick Kirk.

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Berkley, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This review is based on the Campground. It has nothing to do with the beach or day use area. Let's face it Lake Michigan Beaches are amazing all around. I camped with my family; we selected PJ Hoffmaster based on seeing good reviews and the location being central. The operations of the park are terrible, talk about DNR on a... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed at Hoffmaster 4 years ago and had a blast! This past weekend was not the same. The sites we picked were barely big enough to park our vehicle and have two small tents on. The noise level was so high that our family came home very tired and grumpy. We had a small mexican tribe on one side... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Easy parking and access to beach. Clean restrooms and changing area. Loved our afternoon there. Close to shopping and Michigan Adventure Park.

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