MUSKEGON STATE PARK
MUSKEGON STATE PARK
3560 Memorial Drive
North Muskegon, Michigan 49445
Muskegon State Park 'Muskegon Channel'
Tugboat leaving the channel at Muskegon State Park.
Muskegon State Park 'X-C Trail'
Cross Country trail at Muskegon State Park
Muskegon State Park 'the beach on a fall day'
looking northward along the beach
Muskegon State Park 'stairs to the upper luge'
stairs leading up to the upper part of the luge run
Muskegon State Park 'the luge run '
Looking down on the luge run.
Muskegon State Park 'Lake Michigan beach'
Southward view along the Lake Michigan beach
Muskegon State Park 'deserted beach'
looking towards the north on an October day
Muskegon State Park is located four miles west of North Muskegon on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are over two miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan and over a mile on Muskegon Lake. The vast expanse of Great Lakes sand beach ranks among the most beautiful in the world. Forested dunes that join miles of Great Lakes shoreline reflect a significant resource that visitors enjoy each year. Muskegon State Park was established in 1923. The City of Muskegon gave the Conservation Department (later the Department of Natural Resources) a gift of land to help begin the park. The park has enjoyed much community support over the years and remains an important contributor to local quality of life.
Muskegon State Park was established in 1923. The City of Muskegon gave the Conservation Department (later the Department of Natural Resources) a gift of land to help begin the park. The park has enjoyed much community support over the years and remains an important contributor to local quality of life.
Muskegon-Group Use Area(231) 744-3480 8 site(s)Group Use Area, Picnic Shelter, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Muskegon-Lake Michigan(800) 447-2757 105 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Muskegon-South Channel(800) 447-2757 139 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
For boating and fishing enthusiasts, Muskegon State Park offers excellent facilities. A lighted boat launch is located at Snug Harbor, where trailered boats of all sizes can be launched. A launch is also located at the channel suitable for launching small boats
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For day users, the Lake Michigan beach is great for sun bathing and swimming. A bathhouse is located in the beach area. The Snug Harbor picnic area is located on Muskegon Lake. The Blockhouse Overlook provides a scenic view of Lake Michigan and the dunes.
Twelve miles of marked hiking trails can be found in the park. The trails are a diverse series of loops that meander through a variety of landscapes, from flatland to bog; from lowland to the top of scenic sand dunes.
Trails in the park:
Muskegon-Devil's Kitchen - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Lost Lake - 0.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Loop to Loop - 5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross County Ski Lighted Trail
Muskegon-Scenic Ridge - 1.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon-Hearty Hiker - 1.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Muskegon - Dune Ridge - 1.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
A variety of attractions are located near the park, such as: Michigan Adventure amusement park, Gillette Nature Center at Hoffmaster State Park, Muskegon County Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, and the USS Silversides - a World War II submarine open for tours.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
Take US- 31 to the M-120 exit in North Muskegon and follow the signs to the park.