This lovely park is home to as many as three species of plant life that are currently on the endangered list. As such, they are protected under Michigan state law. Saugatuck Dunes State Park draws many a nature enthusiast to its grounds as it has much to offer in the way of hiking trails, bird watching, and wildlife indigenous to the region.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park can be accessed via a Recreation Passport. Recreation Passports are available at a daily cost of $9 or a yearly one of $32 for non-area residents. Those residing in Michigan can obtain a Recreation Passport at a cost of $11 at the time of their vehicle renewal, or at many state park entrances. Recreation Passports permit entrance to any Michigan state park for a full year.
The park is one of few Michigan state parks that does not offer camping on the grounds. Among this facility's most popular activities are hiking, snowshoeing, picnicking, and cross-country skiing. Dogs are welcome on the grounds, but must be leashed at all times. There are no amenities provided for canine use, and it is unknown if there are bathrooms on the premises. Owners should bring drinking water and clean up bags with them to the park. All canine waste removal is the responsibility of each owner.
Perhaps Saugatuck Dunes State Park's greatest attraction is its 2.5 miles of dunes located directly along the shoreline. In places, the dunes rise as high as 200 feet, providing a challenging workout for even the most avid hiker.
Canine visitors to Saugatuck Dunes State Park must be current on all inoculations. To ensure they are compliant with Michigan dog by-laws, owners should also take care to be certain that all dogs are licensed with the city. For a day of fun in the Michigan sun, bring Fido and family to Saugatuck Dunes State Park!