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Lake park offers a lot

We planned to Hoffaster State Park for some hiking. Then we have learned that this park offers... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Awesome Beach

Had a wonderful weekend at this beach, Saturday we went and watched the sunset, it was not crowded... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Andrea A
Muskegon, Michigan
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6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441-6129
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We planned to Hoffaster State Park for some hiking. Then we have learned that this park offers variety of activities: camp, beach, sand-dune,hiking tails, etc. Their visit center was a good start-point. There's a small museum inside with lots of information on this area. Due...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Had a wonderful weekend at this beach, Saturday we went and watched the sunset, it was not crowded and such a beautiful walk down to the beach Sunday we spent the day relaxing on the beach and played in the water, it was a little...More

1  Thank Andrea A
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I live just down the road from here so I have to admit bias in the review. If you want to see if the most pristine shoreline on Lake Michigan this is your place. You can hike from here all the way down to Kitchel...More

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Love this campground. LOVE. That said, typically my family (my wife, younger kids, and myself) have gone during the week, but this year we made the mistake of going on a weekend. On Saturday, by Noon the beach was totally overrun by boaters and their...More

3  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Recently the whole family gathered from Denver and New Orleans and hiked the cross country ski trails to the Lake MI beach. Dog on a leash, ages 6,12,30,40 and two 60 year olds enjoyed the cool quiet beauty of an hour hike.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you like woods and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, this is the place for you. The visitors Center is very good with excellent educational displays on the dunes and ecology of the area. There are plenty of enjoyable trails to hike, as well,...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Hike, swim, camp, picnic, or all three...a great place for a few hours, or a day, or a week or more. The Visitor Center is a great place to learn about dune ecology.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This place is such a gem. I used to camp here in college and enjoy the beach. This trip, we just used the day-use beach area. It was a bit crowded but if you just walk down the beach a bit, you can get a...More

Thank skigal79
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We love this beach! Today, we had 6 grandkids in tow and they all loved it. They run up and down the dunes (and will sleep well tonight) The beach isn't crowded like some of the other more popular ones nearby. It's clean. We had...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed July 3, 2018

The day we visited Hoffmaster State Park, the rain fortunately held off, the waves were terrific, and the cloud formations were dramatic and impressive. While we didn't plan on swimming, our kids decided to do so anyway and had a great time! If you're bringing...More

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August 12, 2018|
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Response from caroline s | Reviewed this property |
Did not stay long enough to check out wifi.
Pamela S
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the only dog-friendly beach is the one further north at Kruse Park. Ranger Station could tell you for sure.
Cory B
June 4, 2018|
Response from Ryan H | Reviewed this property |
I LOVE that you're asking this--super considerate. I just spend the weekend at PJ Hoffmaster with my fam and our beach experience was totally ruined because of boaters anchoring too close to shore (right where we and other... More