Mears State Park

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400 W Lowell St, Pentwater, MI 49449, United States

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Introduction of Mears State Park

Charles Mears State Park is located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in the quaint village of Pentwater. Paved camping areas are surrounded by fine sand, and a swimming beach is located adjacent to the harbour pier. Pentwater Lake’s shore fishing is very popular in the fall. Fishing from piers near the park is another popular year-round activity.Pentwater Lake has excellent ice fishing in the winter. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy a one-mile interpretive trail. It winds around to the tip of Old Baldy, a wooded and sand-blown dune with a great view of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, Pentwater, and the boat harbour. Snowmobiles are not permitted on the hiking/cross-country trails, but the activity is encouraged throughout the park. There is also a metal detecting area.

Mears State Park Camping

Campers may not stay for more than 15 nights in a row. Each night, campsites must be occupied. Per campsite, two vehicles are permitted. Visitors are required to leave by 10 p.m. Except at the sanitation station, there is no dumping of grey water. Please do not throw trash or burn it in fire pits. There will be no cutting through occupied campsites. Fireworks are not allowed.

Clouds view Mears State Park
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Mears State Park Trails

Looking for the best trails in Charles Mears State Park for a challenging hike or a family outing? There are 1 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails, and more on AllTrails. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, as well as reviews and photos from other nature enthusiasts.

Are you prepared for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of Charles Mears State Park’s 1 easy hiking trails, which are suitable for the whole family. Looking for a more challenging hike? We’ve got you covered with trails ranging in elevation gain from 3 to 3 metres. Whatever you have planned for the day, Charles Mears State Park has the perfect trail for you.


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