Holland State Park - Holland, MI
N 42° 46.439 W 086° 12.623
16T E 564595 N 4736018
Quick Description: Holland State Park offers an expansive, sandy beach along Lake Michigan, two large campgrounds and a beautiful view of sailboats and sunsets.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/24/2008 12:01:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM41N0
Holland State Park is located in the U.S. state of Michigan, four miles west of the city of Holland. The park covers about 142 acres on the northern side of the channel connecting Lake Macatawa with Lake Michigan, and consists of separate Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan units. The former features an extensive campground, a beach on Lake Macatawa, and a public boat launch, and the latter features a smaller, paved campground, a pavilion with a snack bar and other facilities, and a broad sandy beach along Lake Michigan. The adjacent channel breakwall is a popular walk in the summer, though it is not intended for public use and can be treacherous during adverse weather. The park features several dune areas, nature trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds, as well as views of Holland Harbor and the Big Red Lighthouse.
In 2004, more than 1.2 million visitors came to Holland State Park, making it the most used park in the Michigan State Park system. Holland's pristine white sand beach, boat access to Lakes Michigan and Macatawa, and freeway access to large population centers such as Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, and Chicago have all contributed to its popularity.
Park Type: Overnight
Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Picnics
Park Fees: 8.00 (listed in local currency)
The park was acquired from the City of Holland in December 1926. Since then it has been intensively used for its great beach and excellent campgrounds.
Date Established?: 1926
Link to Park: [Web Link]
Additional Entrance Points: Not Listed
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