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Charles Mears State Park

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Address: 400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
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+1 231-869-2051
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Super fun place to camp

What I love about Mears, besides the proximity to Lake Michigan, is the campsites. Yes they're tiny, but it forces you to be a good neighbor, which we need more of.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andy K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love about Mears, besides the proximity to Lake Michigan, is the campsites. Yes they're tiny, but it forces you to be a good neighbor, which we need more of.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful huge beach overlooking the lake. Very clean. Nice sand bars not to far off shore, great for playing games with kids.

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Alto, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked on the pier and along the boardwalk on the beach. So cute and has a pet-friendly area for dogs to swim in Lake Michigan.

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Thank delaneyd
Ferndale, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful day use beach with benches and bathroom facilities and a walk way to the peir out onto Lake Michigan. The campgrounds are all rocks and blacktop kinda frumpy :(

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We go every year for the hiking trails. Get a map at the gate and pick your preference. We like the island trail. Ponds of water with reflections. Especially good photo ops in the fall. Boat rentals and beaches on Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan. Lots of activities. Bring your bikes. Picnic areas.

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Thank Gail P
Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The beach area is a full service location. There is a good amount of parking but get there early. Sunset is particularly busy as there is a campground within walking distance to the beach. Lots of good facilities to use as well.

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Thank Cathy E
Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We didn't have much time in Pentwater, but we made time to enjoy sitting on the beach...so nice, clean and relaxing...there is a store with beverages, ice-cream, and food items....it also has a nice swing set area....make this a stop, you won't regret it

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Thank Mcrodge
Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This park was beautiful and had an absolutey beautiful beach! Walking the pier was nice as well. I recommend this park to anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful beach day.

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Highland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sandy beaches. Very close to the town of Pentwater. Grandkids loved it! Didn't want to go home.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Wonderful state park, well kept with great beaches. The water temperature this year is great, much better than years past when it was way to cold to get in. Close to downtown, easy walking distance from parking on the street. Nice playground for the children. Great setting for watching the sun set.

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