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Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven State Park

Grand Haven State Park

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1001 S Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
(616) 847-1309
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Haven-State-Park/105687676131401
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The boardwalk is well managed and one of the best spots to see the sun set! Awesome beach and super fun to go for a day!

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The park is located in Grand Haven, Michigan on the coast of Lake Michigan on the south side of the mouth of the Grand River and harbor.

The park has 174 campsites and a very popular beach area.The park is quite sandy throughout and is not wooded. Many campsites have direct views of the lake and lighthouses.

A large pier is next to the state park. The pier is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers while pierhead fog signal and inner lighthouse are maintained by the Coast Guard. The pier connects to a boardwalk on the south side river revetment. The boardwalk extends approximately a mile upstream toward the center of town and features many restaurants and shops. The lighthouse was originally built in 1839 and rebuilt in 1905 at its present location.

The beach and state park were created by the interruption of the littoral drift of sand along the coast caused by the navigation structure which was installed to protect the entrance to the harbor. The harbor and channel are also maintained by the Corps of Engineers, which has a local administrative office located near the east end of the boardwalk.

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The boardwalk is well managed and one of the best spots to see the sun set! Awesome beach and super fun to go for a day!

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Less than a mile walk to this highly rated beach...Just follow the boardwalk along the Grand River toward the Lighthouse Pier

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Walk the pier and beach of Grand Haven and enjoy the shops and charter boat options with breakfast lunch and dinner and free fishing and poles at the state park campground once a week.

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Grand Rapids

Walking out on the pier is a must, it's a really cool site when you do it on a foggy/windy day. Yup you can surf the Great Lakes

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I love visiting here, it's beautiful anytime of year! In the winter seeing all the ice hills created by the waves is nothing I've ever seen before! It's definitely a "must see" if you're in the area!

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Omaha, Nebraska

Wonderful beach and lighthouse. Watch the large boats come in the Harbor. 30 miles north but definitely worth the trip.

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We go here all the time.

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Quick walk right down the board walk from our unit

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You can walk to our State Park from your apartment.

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West Olive, Michigan

This is a must if visiting Grand Haven!

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Beautiful and clean Lake Michigan sandy beach.

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Great concessions and people-watching.

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Manchester Township, New Jersey

#1 tourist destination

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Jenison, Michigan

State Park on Lake Michigan. Beautiful sandy beach. Sidewalk to downtown Grand Haven close to shops and restaurants.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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