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Charles Mears State Park

400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
+1 231-869-2051
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heaven

we live in Pentwater \but are not fortunate enough to have a lake view. we ride our bikes down to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis N
Very small

This park Is mainly for Rvs & camping. Lots of parking. The beach is small. But u can walk along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randym344
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Flint, Michigan
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (12 reviews)
“state park” (32 reviews)
“lake michigan” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
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+1 231-869-2051
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"beautiful beach"
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"state park"
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"lake michigan"
in 22 reviews
"ice cream"
in 9 reviews
"concession stand"
in 6 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 3 reviews
"paddle boards"
in 2 reviews
"nice campground"
in 2 reviews
"every summer"
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"beach store"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"wife's family"
in 2 reviews
"riding bikes"
in 2 reviews
"a special place"
in 2 reviews
"walking distance to downtown"
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"great setting"
in 2 reviews
"small store"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we live in Pentwater \but are not fortunate enough to have a lake view. we ride our bikes down to park (1/2 mi) and do not miss the payments for a lake view house at all. we often spend the whole day there. very friendly...More

Thank Dennis N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park Is mainly for Rvs & camping. Lots of parking. The beach is small. But u can walk along like Michigan & enjoy the waves rolling in. But this one just wasn't for me

Thank Randym344
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park offered a beautiful beach with close parking which made it convenient to carry beach chairs & toys, etc. for our family. The kids enjoyed playing in the sand and jumping the waves. There is a nearby campground and a nice playground for the...More

1  Thank breezyp824
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best campground ever. Hard to get a reservation but if you are persistent or sometimes just lucky you will not be disappointed. A trip back into the 50s. No cable unless you bring it with you. No water or sewer so you learn to...More

1  Thank Bcbrackin
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

First time camping here for memorial weekend. The sites are a little tight, but the two minute walk to Lake Michigan is worth it. Definitely plan on coming back here again!!

Thank Teachsomething
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The dogs can mostly go anywhere in the park. The only part that was a little of a bummer was their beach was so small. Other than that they enjoyed them selves and so did we. It’s also a very clean park. They have a...More

Thank Tracey P
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Short walking trail with great view of the water and pier head. Benches are scatter throughout the part that offer awesome views of the dunes, beaches and lake.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place with small town feel. We were late in the season but the sunset was amazing. Not sure why the park benches were torn down for the season. Late Oct?

Thank Woofcat
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Spring, summer, and fall are all good times to visit Mears State Park. They do a great job of keeping the beach clean and the grounds pleasant for all. You may prefer more space when camping, but you can't beat the great walks along lake...More

Thank MB M
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Two small for class A motorhome. Has no water and lots of sand on your sight. Shower were fine need more.

Thank DARLENE N
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genosyl
January 21, 2016|
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Response from HistoricGuy | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, Mears does not have mini cabins. To see which MI state parks have mini cabins you can do a Google search and the DNR has a list (TripAdvisor will not allow a link in an answer).
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Amanda K
August 2, 2015|
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Response from Larry D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where the particular site is, but the whole campground is within a five minute walk to the beach. Many camper folks bring along a small fat-wheeled cart to facilitate transporting their provisions for a day at... More
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