Port Crescent State Park

1775 Port Austin Road,
Port Austin, MI 48467
Accessible Features
Open Year-Round
Motorcoach Parking
Pure Michigan Pledge

Port Crescent State Park is located at the tip of Michigan's "thumb" along three miles of sandy shoreline on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay near Port Austin. A wooden boardwalk parallels the pet-friendly shoreline. It is home to a dark sky preserve, a modern campground with waterfront views and a camper cabin. It also offers visitors ample opportunities for fishing, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, birding and hunting.

When the sun sets and the stars come out, this dark sky preserve – one of only seven in Michigan – has exceptional stargazing. As a dark sky preserve, the park is protected against light pollution. The best location in the park for viewing stars is near the day use parking lot, where a viewing platform is also available

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Vintage trailer and pick-up truck on campsite at Port Crescent State Park
Beach at Port Crescent State Park
Bird viewing area
Board walk through grass covered sand dunes
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