A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 1,000 acres of land with 2.5 miles of shore line. In addition, the park has fresh water coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. The park's terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hills. The park, located in Allegan County, is relatively undeveloped. The land for Saugatuck Dunes was acquired in 1971 from the Augustinian Order, who once used the buildings as a prison and a seminary.
The park's major attractions are the swimming beach and the 300-acre natural area, which contains a coastal dune system, as well as three endangered plant species. Nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers and hikers are the predominant day users.
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.
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Winding throughout the park, Saugatuck Dunes has 13 miles of sandy hiking trails. The southern portion of the park is mostly made up of the coastal dune natural area.
Trails in the park:
Saugatuck Dunes-North Trail - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Saugatuck Dunes-Beach Trail - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Saugatuck Dunes-Livingston Trail - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Saugatuck Dunes-South Trail - 5.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
The major attractions are located in the Saugatuck community. There are a number of restaurants, shops, and art galleries located throughout the city of Saugatuck. Boaters and anglers can take advantage of the proximity of Lake Michigan's shoreline.