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Family-friendly but...

We've been camping to PJ Hoffmaster state park since 2007 almost every year. When we were in our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adi V
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The camping area is at a separate entrance North of the entrance to the beach area & nature center... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
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6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441-6129
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been camping to PJ Hoffmaster state park since 2007 almost every year. When we were in our 20's with no kids we didn't quite like this park because it was too quiet, not too modern, boring with lots of kids running around and in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Adi V
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The camping area is at a separate entrance North of the entrance to the beach area & nature center. There are several campsites to choose from in a wooded setting. Lake Michigan is a short walk through sand dunes. There are several walking trails to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Very nice shoreline of sandy beaches!!!!! I would just wish the water was as warm as the waters in Florida is for swimming. I could not get past my waste :)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dean A
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We planned to Hoffaster State Park for some hiking. Then we have learned that this park offers variety of activities: camp, beach, sand-dune,hiking tails, etc. Their visit center was a good start-point. There's a small museum inside with lots of information on this area. Due...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WindyandSun
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Had a wonderful weekend at this beach, Saturday we went and watched the sunset, it was not crowded and such a beautiful walk down to the beach Sunday we spent the day relaxing on the beach and played in the water, it was a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Andrea A
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I live just down the road from here so I have to admit bias in the review. If you want to see if the most pristine shoreline on Lake Michigan this is your place. You can hike from here all the way down to Kitchel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Love this campground. LOVE. That said, typically my family (my wife, younger kids, and myself) have gone during the week, but this year we made the mistake of going on a weekend. On Saturday, by Noon the beach was totally overrun by boaters and their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Recently the whole family gathered from Denver and New Orleans and hiked the cross country ski trails to the Lake MI beach. Dog on a leash, ages 6,12,30,40 and two 60 year olds enjoyed the cool quiet beauty of an hour hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jackielindrup111
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

If you like woods and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, this is the place for you. The visitors Center is very good with excellent educational displays on the dunes and ecology of the area. There are plenty of enjoyable trails to hike, as well,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Hike, swim, camp, picnic, or all three...a great place for a few hours, or a day, or a week or more. The Visitor Center is a great place to learn about dune ecology.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Patricia R
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12 August 2018|
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Response from caroline s | Reviewed this property |
Did not stay long enough to check out wifi.
Pamela S
1 August 2018|
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Response from Patricia R | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the only dog-friendly beach is the one further north at Kruse Park. Ranger Station could tell you for sure.
Cory B
5 June 2018|
Response from Ryan H | Reviewed this property |
I LOVE that you're asking this--super considerate. I just spend the weekend at PJ Hoffmaster with my fam and our beach experience was totally ruined because of boaters anchoring too close to shore (right where we and other... More