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