Warren Dunes State Park 'Desert or Forest' © MM Photography
The large dunes nestled against the trees makes this a site to be experienced.
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USA Parks
Southwest Region
Warren Dunes State Park
12032 Red Arrow Hwy.
Sawyer, Michigan   49125

Phone: 269-426-4013
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Warren Dunes State Park
'Desert or Forest'
© MM Photography New Haven, Indiana


The large dunes nestled against the trees makes this a site to be experienced.

Warren Dunes State Park


Warren Dunes State Park provides 1,950 acres of recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan. The rugged dune formation rises 240 feet above the lake and offers spectacular views and excellent hang gliding. The park has more than two miles of shoreline, six miles of hiking trails and is open year-round.
Warren Dunes-Group Use Area(616) 426-4013 6 site(s), Contact the parkGroup Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Warren Dunes-Modern(800) 447-2757 182 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground

Warren Dunes-Semi-Modern(800) 447-2757 36 site(s)Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Trails in the park:

Warren Dunes Nature Trail - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Mt. Randal Trail - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-White Tail Trail - 0.8 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Oak Ridge Trail - 0.2 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Red Squirrel - 0.66 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Blue Jay Trail - 0.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Yellow Birch Loop - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Golden Rod Loop - 0.33 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Cross Country Ski Trail - 0 (Miles), Cross Country Ski

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Six miles of winding trails.

Warren Dunes Nature TrailTrail Length: 1.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Blue Jay TrailTrail Length: 0.75 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Cross Country Ski TrailTrail Length: 6.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski

Warren Dunes-Golden Rod LoopTrail Length: 0.33 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Mt. Randal TrailTrail Length: 1.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Oak Ridge TrailTrail Length: 0.20 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Red SquirrelTrail Length: 0.66 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-White Tail TrailTrail Length: 0.80 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking

Warren Dunes-Yellow Birch LoopTrail Length: 1.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 9 Best Beach - Short Drive from Chicago
Spent an amazing day at a beautiful, clean beach less than a two hour drive from Chicago. Perfect for a day trip with the kids, only $8 per car and tons of parking close to the beach! Bring an umbrella or tent - not much shade available near beach.
June 24 A family Tradition
My grandparents use to bring their 5 kids to the warren dunes every year it has been a family tradition for years!!! This park is amazing!
March 5 Favorite Michigan Park! by Buffalo Bill 2011
We are from Iowa and love coming here every summer! The seven hour drive is not fun but this park is! FUN, and SAND, and SWIMMING!! We will be back again this summer!
June 8 Made our Memorial Weekend! by eala
Expansive beach, wonderful dunes, great sandbar, the prettiest I ever seen Lake Michigan. Would love to go back!
April 18 one of our favorite parks by bill
January 29 One of our favorite parks!
We loved staying at Warren Dunes state park. Nice lots. Spacious camping. Family fun. Activities. Has a busy beach but great for early morning walks and beautiful sunsets.. We just had a blast! I have a 14 and 16 year old and that is were they always want to go....
January 7 Best swimming on Southern Lake Michigan by SMP
This park is a great place for Chicagoans like me to take a dip in the lake on a summer day. The big dune is amazing and a challenge to climb. I have never camped here.
October 6 Beautiful views everywhere by D.from Illinios
Having to climb the tallest dunes is always rewarding when you get to see for miles ...and the forest growing right into the sand is almost otherworldly....Awesome place to relax and get away from stress.
October 6
July 9 Fun beach by Happy Camper
I recommend the beach and the dunes! We had a ball in the surf with out saltwater.
April 28 my favorite park in michigan by Peanut C Svorec
this place rocks dude,,,very gnarly hang gliding, body surfing, and skim boarding
September 29 The best there is I go a lot !!!!!!!!!! by Tom Becker
They have the best swimming beach out of all the Mi. beaches & I have been to A to alot of them.
September 11 Our favorite family destination by B. from Indiana
A lot of fun trails for family and nice swimming beach. Beach store had everything needed if anything was forgotten. Primitive camping was great!
September 2 Worst State Park in Michigan! by TonyS
Avoid this catastrophe at all costs! Super small campsites,located next to the freeway, and a train blowing his horn all night long will insure that you get NO SLEEP. The beach is dirty, and the bathrooms are unbelievably disgusting. Toilets overflowing everywhere. I would NEVER recommend this park to anyone.

Area Campgrounds

Fuller's Resort & Campground
1622 East Clear Lake Road
Buchanan, MI

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Camp-Resort
10990 US 31 North
Grand Haven, MI

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the beach area at any time.
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