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400 West Lowell Street Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Pentwater, MI 49449 Approximate Size: 50 (Acres)
Phone Number: (231) 869-2051 Unit Map
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Mears-Lodge
(231) 869-2051
1 site(s), $1200/week
 
Mears-Modern
(800) 447-2757
175 site(s), $27
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Playground
 
Mears-Old Baldy Interpretive Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Hiking
 
Charles Mears State Park is located in the quaint village of Pentwater along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Paved campsite lots are surrounded by fine sand, and a swimming beach is adjacent to the harbor pier.
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Mears State Park Events
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The park is located just outside the resort village of Pentwater, which offers many unique activities for park visitors. The park hosts a fireworks display on July 3rd and a kids bike parade on July 4th. The Saturday after July 4th holiday is the start of the Pentwater Arts and Crafts Fair. The second Thursday of August marks the start of a four day Homecoming Festival that features a sand sculpturing contest on Park Beach and a fireworks display from a pier adjacent to the beach. The last weekend in September is Fall Fest, an annual art fair. There are boat launches and marinas in Pentwater. Charter fishing is also available at some of the local marinas. For more information on local area events visit the Pentwater Chamber of Commerce

Lake Michigan Safety (Video)
Commemorative Brick Sidewalk (Video)
Commemorative Brick Sidewalk (Brochure)

Charles Mears State Park is located in the quaint village of Pentwater along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Paved campsite lots are surrounded by fine sand, and a swimming beach is adjacent to the harbor pier. The existing park land was once owned by Charles Mears, an early settler of Pentwater. The land was donated to the State of Michigan in 1923 by Carrie Mears, the daughter of Charles Mears.

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