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im going camping next week, and i want to go to Grand Haven. Does anyone know what the camp site look like, any pics would be appreciated.

thanks :)

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im going camping next week, and i want to go to Grand Haven. Does anyone know what the camp site look like, any pics would be appreciated.

thanks :)

It's pretty much camping on the beach (seriously) with a lot of parking lot around it. About as "un-nature" as you get. But the Grand Haven downtown and the boardwalk within walking distance make up for it. Or take bikes if you have them, and ride Lakeshore Drive all the way South to Holland. Beautiful scenery with a bike path along the highway the whole ride. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon is way better for camping in my opinion.

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are the camp site cement?

I think they are asphalt, but it's been years since I've camped there. I've been to the beach recently, but didn't pay attention to the campground area. You may want to give Hoffmaster a try, or maybe Holland State Park, if you haven't reserved anything yet. The State Parks are usually booked solid on weekends through the Summer, so call ahead.

Let us know if you need any other info, or shoot me a PM.

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ugg, i hate the asphalt ones.i looked on the website, there all paved. :(

but, i have a tent, so i could probobly just put it off the asphalt. ill have to talk to the guy im going with.

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I don't know if you will be able to get a site on such short notice. I remeber it being booked months in advance.

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Hoffmaster State Park on the south side of Muskegon has some good lots for tents and is only 10-15 miles North of Grand Haven.

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If you're bringing a camper, then it would be an asphalt spot. However, if you're tent camping, you'll be in "tent row", which are small sand camping lots. Beware...if it's windy, put some weight in your tent, those darn tent stakes come right out of the sand when the wind starts blowing...then you have to chase your tent.

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I thought I had head the GH was booked up for the summer months ago.

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I thought I had head the GH was booked up for the summer months ago.

Most of the ones along Lake Michigan are booked for Summer weekends way out in advance (I think by January). Maybe dtown's buddy has a reservation already. You can go on Friday or Saturday to the parks and there's usually a couple of cancellations, but it's risky.

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If you're going in a tent, there are almost always spots open. It's tough to get a spot with a camper though during the weekend.

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Most of the ones along Lake Michigan are booked for Summer weekends way out in advance (I think by January). Maybe dtown's buddy has a reservation already. You can go on Friday or Saturday to the parks and there's usually a couple of cancellations, but it's risky.

i looked on the state park website, and there are a few open, were going during the week.

thanks for all the info guys, i appreciate it :)

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i looked on the state park website, and there are a few open, were going during the week.

thanks for all the info guys, i appreciate it :)

Have a great time dtown! Take lots of pics and post em if you get a chance, especially of downtown GR and downtown GH. It's always good to see other's impressions and perspectives. :thumbsup:

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im not sure if im going camping now, my buddy might not be able to get off work when he needs to, so we might just go to Michigan Adventure, lol. Either way were stopping in GR.

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i will, its lookin like were actually probobly going tomorrow.

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i will, its lookin like were actually probobly going tomorrow.

There's a contra dance in Holland (Park Twp Hall, across from the county airport) 7:30-10:30 pm. Come meet some locals!

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