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Beautiful views!

We visited for the weekend from Cleveland, and we loved the sandy hikes on the dunes! It's a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diana R
Hidden Gem!

We decided last minute on our way of town from Grand Rapids to make a pit stop at the park. I am so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madeline K
Chicago, Illinois
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“oval beach”(21 reviews)
“north trail”(12 reviews)
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The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
6575 138th Ave, Holland, MI 49423-9740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the weekend from Cleveland, and we loved the sandy hikes on the dunes! It's a great trip for getting outside, getting in some exercise, and the beaches, shoreline, and clean water on the other side of the dunes are definitely worth viewing....More

1  Thank Diana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided last minute on our way of town from Grand Rapids to make a pit stop at the park. I am so glad we did - it ended up being our favorite part of the trip. There are multiple great hiking paths to the...More

Thank Madeline K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little semi secluded beach. No too many people on the weekday were were there. We walked right from the car to the beach. Nice soft serve ice cream.

Thank jameskahre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail to the dunes is a nice walk and is not at all strenuous. Its approximately a mile long trail which will take you to the dunes. The dunes have a small shoreline connecting the dunes to the water. The park was surprising less...More

2  Thank hiral h
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove to the Saugatuck / Holland area, looking to spend time on Lake Michigan. We did not know what to expect at the Saugatuck State Park, but when we got there, the parking area was pretty full, we were not sure what trail to...More

4  Thank George614
Reviewed 8 August 2018

You park, in the parking lot if you're lucky, or on the road if the lot's full, and then you walk to get to the beach. The short route is six tenths of a mile. We intended to take the short route, but the trail...More

2  Thank frankb4d
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Have been here before and had an even better time this year! First off, you have to hike about a mile from the parking lot to the beach. The walk is pretty, but slightly harder while carrying your beach gear. The beach last year had...More

2  Thank Amos6022
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

After an afternoon at Oval Beach, I was looking for something less crowded. This park was perfect! A relatively easy walk through wooded area (well, easy not carrying a bunch of stuff) to reach the beach. Pick up a map at the gate; signs aren’t...More

1  Thank gabbi8
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a truly beautiful spot. Be aware, you walk through the dunes, through a forest to reach the beach. It is about a half mile, but so very worth the time, it is so peaceful and unspoiled. We come here all seasons of the...More

Thank H575DRrichardp
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Our family had a lovely walk through the forest to the lake shore. Lake Michigan is spectacular. We all enjoyed the views. Surprisingly, in this case, the dunes are mostly heavily forested, but it was a nice surprise on a sunny summer day.

Thank barbh2o
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2 July 2018|
Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed within the park while on a leash.
12 June 2018|
Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend using a walker out on the trails. It's well maintained but I imagine it would be difficult to to get around - especially in the sandy areas. However when you first arrive there is a nice picnic spot... More
Katianna L
4 June 2018|
Response from Patsy Y |
Do not even consider it with young kids. Go to Oval Beach. I will not go back to Saugatuck Dunes National Park. Had a bad experience. Trails were not well marked in spots and it's a hard climb in some areas.