To the east of Lake Michigan lies a dog lover’s surprise. Kruse Park beach is around one mile in length and features grassy dunes, established trees, plus a sandy beach where woofers have a party - under the watchful eye of their guardians.
Access to the beach is via a boardwalk and stairs through Kruse Park where you’ll find restrooms, picnic tables, a kid’s play area, and a basketball court. The dog beach is a “must go” for all pet-parents who love watching their pooch having a great time swimming off-leash in the clear blue waters of the lake. Back on the shore, all woofers are supposed to be on-leash.
Dog owners are expected to keep their Schnoodle or Yorkie on their best paws so the atmosphere is full of fur-baby fun. It can get crowded in the summer months, so it's nice to be mindful of other peoples space by ensuring your dog is well behaved. You can get litter-bags at the beach, making it easy to pick up after your pooch and keep this slice of doggy heaven tidy for all to enjoy.
The beach space is fenced off so woofers stay safe and it’s a delight to watch them pant and pace around the beach. If you never thought a dog could smile, check out the beaming faces of every pup whooping it up at Kruse dog beach. Temperatures can soar so its wise to bring an umbrella or doggy-tent to safeguard them from the sun. It's likely your pooch will drink from the lake, but it is best to bring your own water as lakes can contain parasites that are sometimes harmful to dogs.
This popular dog park has become a top tourist destination for the city of Muskegon, where vacationers can explore the scenic forests, museums or go for a day out fishing on one of the boat tours. Dogs can come along for the ride and spend time pawing at the Lake Michigan waves or chilling out with their pet-loving owners.