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Port Crescent State Park

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Address: 1775 Port Austin Road, Port Austin, MI 48467
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+1 989-738-8663

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this is so pretty nice and relaxing great for picture taking . and great to catch some sun and water is clean :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Corri H
Port Huron, Michigan
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Port Huron, Michigan
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is so pretty nice and relaxing great for picture taking . and great to catch some sun and water is clean :)

Thank Corri H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Port Crescent was a lumber town in the 1860's it sported a lumber mill, grist mill and brewery. There was a dam on the river near the shore. You can still see some of the ruins along the river. Today its gone back to nature and is an official site for the Dark Sky's Project.

Thank Mike H
Shelby Township, Michigan
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Whether you are looking for a day use park or a nice campground in the thumb area, Port Crescent State Park will fill the bill.

Thank Rick B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was our first camping trip in this area. The campsite is lovely. The spaces are quite big. The toilets/shower block is very modern and clean. The staff at the entrance were extremely helpful. We wanted to take the dog to the dog beach and had no clue how to find it. The man at the gate was very helpful.... More 

Thank Sharon K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay. The facilities were clean. We didn't have any issue with noise other than some traffic from the main two lane road.

Thank Allison K
Kinde, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our family visits the Port Crescent Day Use Park often for many purposes. The trails are fun to walk and explore and fun to ski in the winter. There is also a boat launch that is perfect for canoes and kayaks and the Pinnebog River is beautiful to paddle along. The pavilion just off the beach is great for family... More 

Thank Sarah P
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great campsite for friends and families. I had site 95 which is a large site across from the bathrooms. The site has very little shade. They have showers and nice bathrooms. Our site was a 2 min walk to the beach which is super nice and has plenty of room to relax on. We walked a bit down to get... More 

Thank Michele A
Troy, Michigan
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It could've been a dark sky park, but all that traffic after the sunset..cars coming and coming on weekends. Dunes are under protection- you cannot climb them.

1 Thank Polina C
Capac, Michigan, United States
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very relaxing and peaceful with gorgeous sunsets!! The park was well kept and the workers very polite and helpful. The beach was beautiful and just tons to do so close by. Horseback riding, walking trails, biking along the lake, roadside. Also kayaking, canoeing, farmers market and great ice cream at the Blue Moon in Pt Austin. The park rangers walked... More 

2 Thank Brian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I have been traveling to the thumb for years, but have always stayed in Sleeper State Park for a variety of reasons. I have driven past Port Crescent State Park many times, but have never visited until this visit. It is definitely a park that I will make sure to get back to with my family. The beach is great,... More 

1 Thank Mike L

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