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Beautiful beach

This state park has a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. Beautiful sandy beach, fabulous sunsets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Worth Every Bit of the $9 Out of State Fee

We went to Pentwater, MI as a halfway point between our home and Mackinac Island. It just so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fremont, Ohio
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400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
+1 231-869-2051
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This state park has a beautiful beach on Lake Michigan. Beautiful sandy beach, fabulous sunsets! Heaven on earth.

Thank Culture206141
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Pentwater, MI as a halfway point between our home and Mackinac Island. It just so happened that the Art and Craft Festival was on for that weekend. After touring that wonderful event we found the park and so glad that we did....More

1  Thank JosephatFremont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with our extended family who were camping here, so happy we came up for a visit. We drove to Silver Lake one day and spent another day at the beach, can’t wait to return!

Thank Angie A
Reviewed September 6, 2018

A wonderful family beach. It was very clean and we enjoyed our day! Nice restroom facilities, a concession stand, etc.

Thank DesertWest
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Charles Mears State Park is on Lake Michigan at Pentwater, MI. It's an easy walk from almost anywhere in town, and an even easier bike ride. The parking lot and campsites require a state park pass, but everyone can use the beach and beach facilities,...More

1  Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Quite crowded but family atmosphere, nice clean sand good facilities. Water is shallow and safe bathing area clearly marked with bollards. Excellent beach for family outing.

1  Thank Gillian P
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Beautiful, clean beach. Lovely view. Public parking and bathrooms within easy walking distance. My only gripe: the wind! It blew constantly. I ended up getting sand in my eye. The water temperature is also very hit or miss. Very comfortable one day and freezing cold...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Loved the hiking and the light house..there are inner tube you can use and do a lazy river float which is very fun if the weather is nice.

1  Thank Rhodesian14
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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
Reviewed July 1, 2018 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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January 21, 2016|
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).
Amanda K
August 2, 2015|
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