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“a place for fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park
1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 847-1309
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Grand Haven
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“a place for fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Summer is filled with sunning, swimming and beach volleyball and soccer. Winter (if you like the cold) has spectacular views of Lake Michigan - sometimes nothing but ice and iceburgs. Always a great place for a walk.

Visited August 2013
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Canton
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent for Summer Terrible for winter!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I have been to this State Park often.I love it in the summer.
My husband and I had heard about the winter views, (frozen Lake Michigan and lighthouse)
A usual quick drive turned into a three mile bumper to bumper night mare!
The State park had not cleared the 25 inches of snow from the parking lots, so there were visitors parking anywhere and everywhere. It was Very unsafe and dangerous.
The walk was dangerous, slippery and icy. The beauty of the scenery was incredible, and the ice formations, snow formations were awesome.
It just is embarrassing that Governor Snyder and his "Pure Michigan" slogan can't afford to clean the parking lots, sidewalks and passage ways so that all visitors could access the site.

Visited February 2014
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Grand Haven
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Beautiful State Park, walt the pier or boardwalk into town for a Pronto Pup or Butches Beach Burrito.... they are both close by as well as an ice cream shop on the boardwalk. It is easy to see why people come for all over the country to vacation here. Simply stunning views..., and the musical fountain during those summer evenings. Can't beat it. If your fortunate enough to camp here, you will never want to go home.

Visited July 2013
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“one of the most beautiful beaches you'll ever want to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I moved to Grand Haven almost 10 years ago and I never realized that there was a gem like the Grand Haven State Park and its surroundings. The beach reminds me of the beautiful beaches on the Gulf coast of Florida. This is an all around town that have things to do for everyone.

Visited July 2013
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Spring Lake, MI
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach and walk the boardwalk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can wal the boardwalk from downtown Grand Haven to the State Park and beaches and two lighthouses.
Watch a beautiful sunset and stroll back to town.
You can also drive to the beach.
If you haven't been to one of the Great Lakes, you will truly be imopressed.

Visited November 2013
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