Warren Dunes State Park

Maps and Area Guide

Recreation Passport:

The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase


Registration Office: 8am-10pm. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon.

Day Use Hours:

Food vendors are located at all beach lots from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Beach building restroom facilities and gift shop will be closed after Columbus Day weekend.

All Rules and Regulations are Printed on the Back of Camp Permit

Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use:

You may not possess or consume an alcoholic beverage in the park April 1–September 30 without written authorization of the park manager. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed. 


Dogs are allowed north of the third beach parking lot. They cannot be left in cars anywhere. Pets are not allowed in Mini Cabins. Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Please clean up after your animals.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night over weekends and holidays during peak season.  Two night minimum camping over weekends (Friday & Saturday) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. No vehicles are allowed on trails. Licensed vehicles and bicycles only are allowed on park roadways. Fireworks are not permitted.

Special Beach Rules:

All glass containers, alcoholic beverages, and all types of grills are prohibited from the beach area (any area that is past the sidewalk at the beach). Animals are not permitted in the beach area, twin buildings, or on pads. Beach rules and regulations are posted in the day use area on bulletin boards and buildings. Take caution–sand can become extremely hot and footwear will be needed.

Michigan State Parks Swimming, Boating, and Water Safety:

The Great Lakes are powerful bodies of water. DO NOT swim near or jump off break walls or navigational channel walls. Always pay attention to changing conditions and the beach flag warning system found in designated buoyed swim areas. Before heading out, visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.

Record-high water levels are causing increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swimming and boating hazards, and other concerns. Learn more about the effects of high water and how to stay safe at Michigan.gov/HighWaterSafety.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.

Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise:

“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.

Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation:

Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275. 

Overnight Lodging Facilities:

Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping. 


Reservations can be made by visiting midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757). For more information, visit Michigan.gov/StateParks.

Contact the Park:

Warren Dunes State Park:
(269) 426-4013
12032 Red Arrow Highway
Sawyer, MI 49125

Welcome to Warren Dunes State Park

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Beach Bucket

Captain Mike’s Fun Park

Comfort Suites

Cook Energy Plant

Greenbush Brewing Company

Harding’s Friendly Market

Hay Market Brewing & Taproom

Infusco Coffee

Krenek RV Super Center

Lloyd Bridges Traveland

Mikey’s Drive Inn

Paws to Wash

Sawyer Antique Mall

Tapistry Brewing

Tru by Hilton / Hampton Inn & Suites