Saugatuck Dunes State Park Information

Entrance Fees:

Just $11 when purchased with your license plate registration renewal, the Recreation Passport is your very own key to exploring Michigan’s state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, and more. It’s the easiest way to support and protect these resources for the next generation.

Michigan Resident Vehicle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $11
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $16

Michigan Resident Motorcycle Passport When Purchased:
with Annual Plate Renewal via Secretary of State $ 6
at State Parks (Valid Until Next Vehicle Registration) $11

Non-Resident Annual Pass $33

Non-Resident Daily Pass $  9

Alcoholic Beverages:

Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.

Picnic Shelter:

Available on a first-come, first-served basis if it is not rented. For shelter rental dates and availability, call 269-637-2788.

Hiking:

Saugatuck Dunes has 13 miles of sandy hiking trails. The southern portion of the park is mostly made up of the dedicated natural area. Lake Michigan is not visible from the parking area. Visitors should come prepared to hike on sandy trails and over rolling terrain throughout the Park. The shortest path to the beach is .6 miles (one way) via the black-dotted line section of the Beach Trail, as shown on the map. Wear good shoes and bring your own water.

  • Beach Trail: Trail Length: 2.50 miles*
  • Livingston Trail: Trail Length: 2.50 miles*
  • North Trail: Trail Length: 2.50 miles*
  • South Trail: Trail Length: 5.50 miles*
    *Miles shown are the total approximate round trip distance for each trail.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and may not be left unattended
  • Alcohol is permitted in the park for visitors age 21 and over
  • No glass bottles or containers on beach
  • No bicycles are allowed on any of the trails
  • No camping at the park
  • No fires on beach
  • Fireworks prohibited

Cross-County Skiing:

Trails are not groomed and vary widely in degree of difficulty.

Metal Detecting:

Metal detecting is permitted in certain designated areas of the park. Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statues. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation

Pets:

Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and may not be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals.

More Information:

Log on to: www.michigan.gov/saugatuckdunes

Write: c/o Van Buren State Park
23960 Ruggles Rd • South Haven, MI 49090

Call: (269) 637-2788

Physical Address/GPS Address Only:
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
6575 138th Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

*Recreation Passport subject to change.

Cover photo courtesy of Russ Harris.

Welcome to Saugatuck Dunes State Park

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

DeMond’s SuperValu

Phil’s Bar & Grille

Saugatuck Brewing Company

The Felt Mansion