Holland State Park is one of Michigan's most visited state parks. Once you take a look at the beautiful beach or take in a sunset over Lake Michigan, you'll know why! The expansive beach is open to all who have purchased a day pass or a Recreation Passport. View Big Red Lighthouse directly across the channel to the south, or take a stroll north along the beachfront. Holland State Park offers fishing, a boat launch, a concession stand with modern restrooms and changing area, a small playground and camping.
Holland State Park offers two large campgrounds: The Lake Macatawa Campground offers 211 campsites with 11 paved lots. Grassy and wooded sites available. Close to bike path, beach, and pier boat launch 1 mile from entrance, close to inland lake Macatawa and only ½ mile from Lake Michigan. The Beach Campground is nestled between sand dunes with 98 paved campsites and 31 full hook-up sites. It is within 50’ of swimming beaches and metal detecting area. A New camper cabin, The“Whitetail” has a view of the Holland channel and the “Big Red” lighthouse. It accommodates six people, and includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot and electric heat. Outside the cabin, visitors will find a picnic table, grill and fire circle. This fully accessible camper cabin has three rooms and an outside deck that extends the cabin living space into the beautiful surroundings. No alcohol, ground fires in pits only.
Holland state park has two campgrounds; Beach and Pine. Even if your planning on staying at the Beach Campground you have to register at the Pines campground office first.
We camped with a 25ft pull behind camper on lot 71. Beautiful spot, lots of privacy. However, it was a bear to back the camper into. Between the beautiful pines and the corner it was on it made the cut a tricky one. We ended up going the “wrong way” down that lane so we could get a workable angle.
North of Seeley Lake and stunning. Lots of camping spots but bring bug spray. There are tons of mosquitoes 🦟!! Take the hike to Holland Falls and swim in the designated area. You’ll love it.
We were on the lake loop not the beach campground. We were so thankful we didn't book the beach sites it's a paved parking lot, hot and no trees or privacy. The line to get into the beach day area also the campground was a mile long & they don't have a separate line for people camping in there.
We stayed in the Pine loop campground and it was shaded & big sites with a fire pit and picnic table.
NO ALCOHOL allowed in the campground. You sign a form and post it on your camper. There were so many family reunions going on there were a lot of people camping. Our site was big yet a camper was behind us (back to back & they had a tent with family staying in it) that was behind their camper & in our site. They only stayed a few days but was still right out our window. When we backed in & very close to the tent we felt bad but they shouldn't have put it there they had plenty of other room.
We went to the beach in the state park it was nice getting out on the Jetty there was a guy with some big kites flying them getting them up in the air it was cool to watch him. When we left the line coming in was a mile long again glad we didn't stay on the beach loop.
Love walking the pier here. One of my favorite ways to get a large amount of sun in one weekends
Can’t get a much better sunset either. Decent amenities for a beach day.
RV camping seems to be very popular here. Not always the cleanest beach in terms of litter or clear sand.
There are are three options for camping at Holland State Park (this was confusing before we arrived and then it made sense). The Beach campground is (duh!) closest to the beach although you do not have a view of it and it is a large, paved parking lot where RVs are lined up like diagonal dominoes with no privacy between sites). The Woodstock and Pines Loops are about a mile from the beach and there is a paved path along the beach road for access. We stayed in Pines (newer) and the bath house is the cleanest I have ever seen in a state park! Sites are level, some are paved and some dirt; some have 30 amp and some 50 amp. No sewer or water. If you don’t have a reservation, best to arrive before 5pm or you will have to use the dreaded yellow phone to register (cannot do same day on line or cell phone check in after 5). $33 does not include required state parks pass ($9 daily or $32 annual). We stayed on a weeknight after Labor Day and had no problem securing a site but I imagine it is quite busy during the summer and on warm weekends.
No fire pits. You are quite literally in a parking lot. No alcohol allowed. If you don't ride a bike good luck
The campground is about a half a mile from Lake Michigan beach access, which requires you to drive or walk. If you are planning on enjoying one of Michigan’s oceans get there early by Noon they were turning cars away because of lack of parking on the weekend. The campground it’s self is busy, not many sites open even on the weekday.
Loud, and packed in small sites
Family friendly, busy decent place to stay