Dog Friendly Beach at Douglas Recreation Area

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Beach Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: Yes
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: Yes
Fee: 0.0
Services: Dog Walking
Description
Beautiful Lake Michigan laps upon the shore of the Douglas Recreation Area located in Manistee, Michigan. Known as the "mitten state", think of this dog beach as sitting in one of the most breathtaking regions of the great lakes. The dog beach is a dedicated area for dogs to come and play. It is located below the Rotary Observation Deck and near to the Lions Pavilion of this recreation area. The shore of Lake Michigan is extraordinary, with white, sandy beaches, clear, fresh water, and breezes that will keep you cool as you walk, romp, and play. The area designated for dogs can be hard to find - think of it as between the piers. The recreation area also has a small fenced dog park where your dog can get more exercise.

The Douglas Recreation Area is city-owned and includes a boat launch to the Manistee River. There are docks and fish-cleaning areas. Plan to bring a picnic so you can rest and eat in the pavilion overlooking the lake. The area has full amenities that include the beachfront, playgrounds, basketball court, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and concessions. The softball fields are lighted with restrooms. Grants and contributions have paid for the amenities of this lovely park. Visitors enjoy watching the boats and maritime traffic as well as gazing at the lighthouse.

Whenever you bring a dog to a public place, keep them on a leash while walking through the recreation area. Dogs may not be tied up in public areas and they are not allowed off leash in the city. Residents must have a license for dogs and demonstrate that the animal has been vaccinated. City ordinances require owners to clean up after their pets. It is always a good idea to bring water, a dish, and a towel when taking your dog to play at the lake. 

Address
110 S Lakeshore Dr
Manistee, MI 49660
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
110 S Lakeshore Dr
Manistee, MI 49660
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours