Beaches & Parks

Muskegon County has several beautiful beaches with public access to Lake Michigan. Plan on enjoying a day at one of Muskegon's beaches this summer or at one of the many beach towns along the coast of Lake Michigan! Following are some water safety guidelines posted on the Muskegon County Health Department's website, which will help everyone to have a fun and safe day at the beach.

Muskegon County has 3 state parks, 8 county parks, and the city's Pere Marquette beach is a nationally certified clean beach. Enjoy over 26 miles of Lake Michigan coastline in our area.

Indicated in North to South order...

 

Nature & Wildlife

Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve

Bird Watching

Water Information & Safety Links

Red Cross - Water Safety Recommendations

Great Lakes Water Safety Task Force - Rip currents and other water safety issues particular to the Great Lakes

YMCA - Find swimming lessons

Kids Health - Education for kids water safety

US Coast Guard - Boating Safety

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Weather Service - Grand Rapids Office

Itineraries Downloads

We've made your planning easy with sample itineraries developed for a variety of activities!

Education Adventure (PDF)

Beacons to Barons (PDF)
Grapes, Gifts & Galleries (PDF)
Historic to High Speed (PDF)
Biking & Breweries (PDF)