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Port Crescent State Park

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Address: 1775 Port Austin Rd, Port Austin, MI 48467-9639
Phone Number: (989) 738-8663
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Dunes and northern woods

It could've been a dark sky park, but all that traffic after the sunset..cars coming and coming on weekends. Dunes are under protection- you cannot climb them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Polina C
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It could've been a dark sky park, but all that traffic after the sunset..cars coming and coming on weekends. Dunes are under protection- you cannot climb them.

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Thank Polina C
Capac, Michigan, United States
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very relaxing and peaceful with gorgeous sunsets!! The park was well kept and the workers very polite and helpful. The beach was beautiful and just tons to do so close by. Horseback riding, walking trails, biking along the lake, roadside. Also kayaking, canoeing, farmers market and great ice cream at the Blue Moon in Pt Austin. The park rangers walked... More 

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Thank Brian R
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been traveling to the thumb for years, but have always stayed in Sleeper State Park for a variety of reasons. I have driven past Port Crescent State Park many times, but have never visited until this visit. It is definitely a park that I will make sure to get back to with my family. The beach is great,... More 

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Hartland, Vermont
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot of privacy in most spots at this campground, but the water front sites and public beach are beautiful. If you don't mind trading a little privacy for beautiful views, beautiful sunsets, and easy access to the water, then you want to consider this park. The staff and campground host were all very friendly which always... More 

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Thank RickHall802
Westland, MI
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in tents over the first weekend in August. Our group had sites 31,33,35,36 and 37. The actual sites were fine but I was not happy with the location. If you have an RV with a bathroom, no problem, but it's a long walk to the restroom/shower and uphill on the way back. It's also a little bit of... More 

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Thank Kimberly1971
Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time at port Crescent to camp and we had a GREAT time! We had reserved lot 79a, but was told it was a smaller lot. So when we arrived we asked to switch lots. They had a lot by the water that was opening up the next day (63) so we arranged for the switch. However, we found that... More 

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Rochester, MI
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146 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the water level up this year, it is a great Beach to go to and is all sand. Perfect for kids and little ones!

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Thank Kurtiemon
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved having the beach a short walk from our campsite. The beach is a good size for a state park and has a beach volleyball net set up there. The park was clean and had some shade from the handful of trees on the site. I was glad to have some good trees for my hammock. The downside is that... More 

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Thank Naomi W
Lake Orion, Michigan
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly and accommodating staff. If you need help setting up your site they will help you. Quiet at night and you'll meet friendly people at breakfast. Wonderful shower and bathroom facilities. The lake is just a short walk across the street and there is a convenience store on site. Very enjoyable.

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Thank Connie P
Waterville, Maine
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Forget about quiet contemplation of nature in this park. We're just hoping to be able to get to sleep. The park is situated right on the shore of Lake Huron and boasts a beautiful sandy beach. However, the campsites need to be reduced by half as people are crowded in on top of each other with cars parked helter-skelter all... More 

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