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Interpretive Sites: Michigan > Muskegon State Park

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Muskegon Observation Site

Size: 1,165 Acres




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General Description

Waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds are naturally attracted to Muskegon State Park.
Copyright: - Michigan State Parks & Forests
Waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds are naturally attracted to Muskegon State Park.
With more than two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and one mile on Muskegon Lake, Muskegon State Park provides the best of both Great Lakes and inland lake opportunities. The park's vast expanse of sand beach ranks among the most beautiful in the state. Twelve miles of marked trails, with five miles marked for cross-country skiing, can be found looping through diverse areas of flatland to bog, and lowland to scenic dunes. Waterfowl, waders, and shorebirds are naturally attracted to the area from spring through fall. Ring billed gulls are seen in great numbers. In winter, bald eagles reside along the lakeshores.

Unique park plants, including the carnivorous pitch plant, are found in the area of Lost Lake, which is actually a slightly acidic bog.

Directions from Muskegon, MI: Travel north on US 31 to M-120. Head left (west) onto M-120 and go through the town of North Muskegon to reach the state park entrance. Note: In North Muskegon the road becomes Ruddiman then Memorial Drive.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping 240 Sites
Yes
ICON Cross-country Skiing Five Miles
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Twelve Miles
Yes
ICON Plant Identification Pitcher Plant
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Waterfowl, Shorebirds, Waders
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Muskegon Observation Site
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Muskegon State Park, 3560 Memorial Drive , North Muskegon, MI, 49445, Phone: 231-744-3480, TTY: 517-335-4623

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