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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

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Address: 2213 Ottawa Beach Rd, Saugatuck, MI 49424-2344
Phone Number: +1 616-399-9390
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The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.

The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.

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Walk is beautiful

This is a beautiful place, but not for anyone. You have a walk through the wood a ways, which is nice, but not everyone is up for a long walk. The beach is not usually crowded and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Michigan
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful place, but not for anyone. You have a walk through the wood a ways, which is nice, but not everyone is up for a long walk. The beach is not usually crowded and is nice

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We took the Livingston Trail from the parking lot to the beach which was about 1.4 miles each way. The hike was beautiful and fairly easy though there were some parts that were sandy making it a bit more difficult to walk.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Loved hiking here. We have been here year round and it is just as lovely, no matter what time of year. Prepare for wind regardless of the time of year though.

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Fennville, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

OMG I thought I'd have a heart attack. It was at least a mile to the beach from the parking lot. NO bathrooms along the way, very steep return climb. don't recommend it unless you're in top shape.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a nice state park on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has a beautiful beach. The walk from the parking lot to the beach is a little long, if one compares it to other state parks on the shores of Lake Michigan. The sand is great.

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Beautiful views of Lake Michigan. It was pretty empty when we were there. Maybe due to the rain. Great beach.

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Thank Frank R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We went for a couple of days in Saugatuck. One day we rode our bikes, climbed Mt. Baldy and hiked around down to Oval Beach. Very challenging terrain with the sand! Saw a lot of wildlife. Make sure to take bug spray!! We drenched ourselves in natural oil bug spray and ended up having to add a little DEET to... More 

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is your typical dumpy Michigan state park. One pair of run-down single-seat outhouses serving hundreds if not thousands of visitors on a busy day. Poorly marked maps and trails. Parking, atrocious, and plenty of rude people not watching where they are driving in order to park outside the property so they don't have to pay to get in. We... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I drove to Michigan from Ohio for these Dunes specifically. I needed an ocean view, but didn't have ocean time or money. This trip did not disappoint. There's a walk through a forest to get to the dunes and that is a beautiful experience unto itself. There is very cool plant life in there if you can catch it and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Beautiful walk through the woods with my dog. The trails were more traditional and easier to walk than I had anticipated ; expected more soft sand and hills .. Since the park is dog friendly, I was surprised they were not allowed on beach. We stepped out there briefly - lovely , quiet beach. I highly recommend for those travelers... More 

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