Charles Mears State Park

400 W Lowell St, Pentwater, Michigan
231-869-2051

Website: dnr.state.mi.us/mears
Reservations: midnrreservation.com/mears
Area: 50 Acres
Hours: Summer, 6am – 11pm

Campground Description

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.

Details & Amenities

  • 175 Paved Lots
  • Central Bath House
  • Public Beach
  • Cement Firepits
  • State Park Beach Store
  • Picnic Tables
  • Volleyball Net
  • Wifi
  • Horse Shoes
  • Waste Dump Station
  • Old Baldy Hiking Trail
  • Two Playgrounds
  • Trash and Recycling Bins
  • Fish Cleaning Station