Located adjacent to Lake Michigan, this park has two loops. We stayed at the South loop because nothing else was available…
South loop is prettier with its rolling hills in the dunes: however, it has fewer flat areas for tents and some sites can be overwhelmed by water during heavy thunderstorms… we saw that one night… While we had no issues in site 94A, site 95 was flooded - all their bedding was wet!
North Loop is pretty flat- better for tents. Plus, BONUS: the local ice cream stand is adjacent to the property, meaning you can walk 10 feet from the campground to get ice cream!!!
Dog owners: (which means me!)… the campground allows dogs on leash on its beach. The other state park public areas don’t!
I loved how the beach access area has handicapped accessible overview areas (see my pictures). When I go back, I will definitely bring a chair down there in the morning to hang out, read a book, and embrace the magic of Lake Michigan!
We found a gorgeous campsite at this campground with Lake Michigan just over the sand dunes.
The campground was well maintained. Some of the campsites were sandy and unlevel.
Here are closeby fun things to do and see:
1.) The Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse is located on the channel in the harbor of Muskegon, Michigan.
2.) USS Silversides Submarine Museum with World War 2 submarines, gigantic torpedoes and more.
Video about Muskegon State Park and things to do in the area: https://youtu.be/cHmivLJhovU
Clean, shady campground with easy access to Lake Michigan beach. We stayed at site 50A right across from the steps down to the beach. There was no privacy, but it was a large corner lot with both water and trash steps away. Bath house had nice, clean individual showers and seperate multi stall restrooms. We have t mobile and had cell service at our site, but there is no wifi.
Awesome place to camp. With nearby mini gulf and go karts. We were only a short walk away from the beach. Host was awesome and served breakfast some mornings. Clean bathrooms. Will definitely be back.
Busy but well kept with endless fun activities available.
Plenty of hiking and biking trails nearby, plus it's right next to Lake Michigan!
One of my favorite campsites in the state of Michigan. Have camped here 5 times now. Campsites have tree coverage and easy access to the lake. The beach accessed through this campground is one of the best in the state. Across from the campsite are many miles of beautiful hiking trails, including ones that go by the old luge track. The bathrooms in the campsite are some of the cleanest and showers are very nice. Campsites aren’t very private, which can be a downside if neighbors are loud.
Camped here in July. The campground was very busy with a lot of families. The campsites were spacious, some rather sloped on the backside of the large sand dunes. There was a lot of tree canopy for shade as well, but little privacy between sites. Can’t stop from people watching if you tried. The restroom was large and the showers stay busy with folks washing off the soft sand from the beach area on Lake Michigan. There are wooden stairs to get over the dunes and down to the lake. At sunset it feels like half the campground gathers on those stairs to watch the sunset over the lake. We enjoyed that activity on the beach as well. Although the park was extremely busy, after the sun goes down it was fairly quiet.
camped here with family and we had an awesome time! it was a smidge loud since it’s next to the road, but nothing we couldn’t handle. The beach is right there at the campground, which is absolutely great. The other campground at Muskegon state park is the Channel campground, but if you’re camping at this one I still would say the channel is worth seeing! The woods surrounding are great for hiking, and we were excited to find geocaches around the park 😁
I have been coming to this campground since I was very young. It started as a small group of close family and friends. Everyone loved it so much they started inviting others and now we have a HUGE group that meets up every year. It is a highlight of my summer.
Love the beach during the day and at night. Being able to shower in clean facilities is nice and Ruth Ann’s ice cream is a short walk or bike ride to one end of the park. We are bringing our son back this summer to carry on the tradition.