Port Crescent State Park
Port Crescent State Park, located just outside the town of Port Austin at the tip of Michigan’s “thumb,” is set along 3 miles of sandy Lake Huron shoreline. The park boasts a dark sky preserve, a modern campground featuring waterfront views and 10 overnight lodging options, such as geodesic domes, camper cabins and cottages. The park is also home to the Pinnebog River, trails, breathtaking sunsets and opportunities for fishing, canoeing, birding, cross-country skiing, hunting and more.
When the sun sets and the stars come out, visitors can enjoy exceptional stargazing in the park’s dark sky preserve. The best viewing location is located near Parking Lot D, where there is a viewing platform.
The park is located near Turnip Rock. This popular destination rises from the water and is accessible via a 7-mile out-and-back canoe or kayak trip. There are local outfitters that provide rentals. Great Lakes beach safety.
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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