pentwater, mi campgrounds

Charles Mears State Park

A: West Lowell St, Pentwater
P: 231-869-2051
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  • 175 Paved Lots
  • Cement Firepits
  • Water Hookup
  • State Park Beach Store
  • Picnic Tables
  • Volleyball Nets
  • Public Beach
  • Horse Shoes
  • Waste Dump Tank
  • Central Bathhouse
  • Old Baldy Hiking Trail
  • Two Playgrounds


Charles Mears State Park is a beautiful Pentwater campground offering 175 campsites spread across roughly 50 sandy, shaded acres next to Lake Michigan.

The park boasts a wide variety of convenient amenities (left), but what makes it most appealing and unique is the adjoining public beach, boardwalk, piers, and lighthouses.

Camping at Charles Mears State Park means staying only steps from Lake Michigan, where warm sand, fresh water, and exquisite sunsets await your visit.

The state park is also located only a few blocks from the Main Street of Pentwater. Here you will find a wide selection of restaurants, boutique shops of all types, farmer's markets, marinas, art galleries, and antique shops.

For the kids, there is also an excellent hiking trail (with viewing deck) to the top of Old Baldy, the high sand dune looking down on the park. Climbing up and racing down is a fond memory of every child who has stayed here. Come for a visit and you're sure to find what thousands of other families have discovered: camping at Charles Mears is so much more than just camping.

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