Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park, situated along the sandy Lake Michigan shoreline, is home to a designated swim beach, fishing pier, modern campground, overnight lodge and quarter-mile interpretive trail. The park is best known for its stunning sunsets.
The 50-acre state park is on the north side of the channel connecting Lake Michigan and Pentwater Lake, just steps from the vibrant and laid-back beach town of Pentwater. The town features an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and a Village Green.
On nice summer days, it’s recommended that you arrive early because the parking lot can reach capacity during the afternoon. There's no lighthouse in or visible from the park.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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