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Charles Mears State Park

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

Short walking trail with great view of the water and pier head. Benches are scatter throughout the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave B
Our first visit to Pentwater.

Lovely place with small town feel. We were late in the season but the sunset was amazing. Not... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Hays, Kansas
via mobile
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400 West Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449
+1 231-869-2051
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 October 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
Reviewed 22 September 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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's a piece of a paradise in a stunning small city. The view, the ambient , the harmonization with the city ,everything is perfect, I wish be there forever!! And for who likes to camping , the camping area is just around the beach, that...More

Thank Beta J
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is another state park, like Grand Haven, that I don't get what all the fuss is about. It was recommended to me by someone who camps here every summer, and I'm just thankful I got the chance to check it out before I showed...More

Thank flowerhead2
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

A beautiful beach but get there early because parking is very limited. We had to park on the street and walk in ...

Thank Desiree L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We've been to this park many times but probably won't return because of the staff. Before, our encounters seemed like they really didn't like anyone using the park. But this time I really felt really uncomfortable. We had a large motor home and when we...More

Thank candostill
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We started out in Montague and ended up in Pentwater. Wanted to check out the town. This park was easy to find but not huge...light parking area. Had nice bathrooms, small snack bar and a rental place for paddle boards etc. We got some ice...More

Thank iberostarnightmare
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This week was "Homecoming"week in Pentwater. Friday was Mears State Park Day. It was a real nice day on the beach. There is a lot going on there and the rangers are pretty mellow about it all. The morning started with a sand sculpture contest....More

Thank mstwalter
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Questions & Answers
22 January 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
3 August 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
29 July 2015|
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Response from SparkydogEscondidoCA | Reviewed this property |
#158 is at the upper, shore side of the campground with a dune between it and the Lake. Convenient distance from the restroom/shower building, but a little longer walk to the swimming beach, playground, snack bar, etc. No... More