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
Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis if it is not rented. For shelter rental dates and availability, call 269-637-2788.
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
Trails are not groomed and vary widely in degree of difficulty.
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
Dogs must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and may not be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals.