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Wonderful trails thru wooded back dunes to Lake Michigan, especially liked the south circular loop... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
john and linda h
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Traverse City, Michigan
It's like Oregon minus the sea stacks, and far closer

My wife and I love the Pacific NW, any excuse to visit family in Seattle and visit Seaside OR... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
goose3nbc
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
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6575 138th Ave, Holland, MI 49423-9740
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Wonderful trails thru wooded back dunes to Lake Michigan, especially liked the south circular loop approximately 5 mile trail thru mature wooded areas winding to dunes and Lake Michigan shoreline. Sagatuck is a popular area so expect some people especially during the busy season, try...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank john and linda h
Reviewed November 20, 2018

My wife and I love the Pacific NW, any excuse to visit family in Seattle and visit Seaside OR, we're there. We were really impressed with Saugatuck Dunes State Park, it mirrored the Oregon coastline in many ways. Far more beautiful vs. Wisconsin or Illinois...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank goose3nbc
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach with lots of great stones and awesome views! Great place to see a sunset! Lots of dunes and very clean beach! Quiet and peaceful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 255susies
Reviewed October 2, 2018

nice mid autumn weekend @ SDSP; dune trails are not crowded at all; most visitors are around the beach area; wearing sandal/slipper is fine; bathrooms are scarce

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JoeBlackOld
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We visited for the weekend from Cleveland, and we loved the sandy hikes on the dunes! It's a great trip for getting outside, getting in some exercise, and the beaches, shoreline, and clean water on the other side of the dunes are definitely worth viewing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We decided last minute on our way of town from Grand Rapids to make a pit stop at the park. I am so glad we did - it ended up being our favorite part of the trip. There are multiple great hiking paths to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Madeline K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

A nice little semi secluded beach. No too many people on the weekday were were there. We walked right from the car to the beach. Nice soft serve ice cream.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jameskahre
Reviewed August 22, 2018

The trail to the dunes is a nice walk and is not at all strenuous. Its approximately a mile long trail which will take you to the dunes. The dunes have a small shoreline connecting the dunes to the water. The park was surprising less...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank hiral h
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We drove to the Saugatuck / Holland area, looking to spend time on Lake Michigan. We did not know what to expect at the Saugatuck State Park, but when we got there, the parking area was pretty full, we were not sure what trail to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank George614
Reviewed August 7, 2018

You park, in the parking lot if you're lucky, or on the road if the lot's full, and then you walk to get to the beach. The short route is six tenths of a mile. We intended to take the short route, but the trail...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Curious108061
July 1, 2018|
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Response from alynn0805 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed within the park while on a leash.
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Jpteacher1
June 11, 2018|
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Response from alynn0805 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend using a walker out on the trails. It's well maintained but I imagine it would be difficult to to get around - especially in the sandy areas. However when you first arrive there is a nice picnic spot... More
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katianna_lindley
June 3, 2018|
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Do not even consider it with young kids. Go to Oval Beach. I will not go back to Saugatuck Dunes National Park. Had a bad experience. Trails were not well marked in spots and it's a hard climb in some areas.
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mrn1
Cleveland OH
Oval Beach or Saugatuck Dunes State Park beach??? (2 Replies)
We will be staying in Saugatuck for the 4th holiday. Should be go to Oval Beach or go to the Park's beach? With the holiday, will Oval Beach be wall to wall sunbathers? Reading previous reviews of the Park's beach, it was mentioned there are no toilet facilities at the beach, is that still the case? Thanks....and have a great 4th of July!!!
July 01, 2015|
Response fromfrancis k|
portal potties for the state park with a couple at entrance and on beach. Due to the 20 minute walk at the state park and two and a half miles of beach a person can always find space and quiet. Plus for longer walks many more beach areas can be accessed within the 2.5 mile long beach. Oval beach will be packed but real bathrooms. Hard to to escape the crowds there.