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Grand Haven State Park
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1001 Harbor Ave
Grand Haven, Michigan   49417

Phone: 616-847-1309
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Grand Haven State Park is a 48-acre park with the beautiful sandy shore of Lake Michigan along the west side of the park and the Grand River along the north side of the park. The park consists entirely of beach sand and provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Grand Haven pier and lighthouse.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
Grand Haven-Modern(800) 447-2757174 site(s)Beach, Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
The sandy beach provides excllent sunbathing and swimming opportunities.
The sandy beach provides an excllent area to picnic, sunbathe or swim.
There is no launch site, but one is located nearby on Harbor Island which provides access to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The pier in the park provides excellent shore fishing.

Grand Haven State Park is located near Allendale, Grand Haven and Holland

Although the park is closed in the winter, foot traffic to view the shoreline ice, lighthouse pier and sunsets is encouraged.
Cross-country Skiing
While there are no established trails, the park is open during winter months for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking.
Area Attractions
The world's largest Musical Fountain is located nearby, with nightly performances through the summer months. The Harbor Trolley travels throughout the Tri-Cities area and is a fun way to get to the various shops and restaurants in the area. From the last weekend in July through the first full weekend in August, the Coast Guard Festival is held. For festival information phone: 616-846-5940. The Gillette Visitor Center, located at P. J. Hoffmaster State Park, is a twelve mile drive from Grand Haven.

Metal Detecting Areas:

Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statues. The entire park is open to this activity, however, any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

Wireless Internet Access:

MiWiFi provides wireless Internet access in the day-use area of this park. The access point is located near the concessions area and radiates about 150 feet from this location in all directions.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 14 Closed with No Explanation by Tim
park review stars; one to five Dear Rangers, this is a complaint. Your Ranger closed the entrance to park midday for no apparent reason. We had family in the park and no way to reach them for the weak cell signal. Later I learned it was due to a 100 full parking lot. Please post a sign regarding the temporary entrance closure instead of leaving patrons guessing. I was next in line at the spur when the Ranger blocked the road with no communication other than to motion- drive on. A simple sign explaining the temporary closure would alleviate the frustration. I suggest, Lot Full Try Again. This would be a simple courtesy. There is a lack of decorum in society and our state parks dont need to be a part of it. Thank you in advance. Tim
July 31 Best Beach In Michigan By far!!! by Bennett0105
park review stars; one to five very clean and big with plenty of volleyball. Great little down town area near by, and excellent restaurants!
October 8 Great Beach near downtown - cool by Paul from Monticello
park review stars; one to five I have been here twice - in 1988 & 2009 - never disappoints. Great beach and views of the lake. People are great in the area.
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Area Campgrounds
River Pines RV Park and Campground
8275 Warner
Allendale, MI
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US-31 to Franklin St. Head West to Harbor Ave. Left. 1 mile from park entrance. (Park Signage directs path from US-31).

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