Mears State Park

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Mears State Park
Map showing the location of Mears State Park
Map showing the location of Mears State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Oceana County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Pentwater, Michigan
Coordinates 43°47′00″N 86°26′16″W / 43.78336°N 86.43768°W / 43.78336; -86.43768Coordinates: 43°47′00″N 86°26′16″W / 43.78336°N 86.43768°W / 43.78336; -86.43768
Area 50 acres (20 ha)
Established 1923
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=470&type=SPRK

Mears State Park is a 50-acre (20 ha) state park in Pentwater, Oceana County, Michigan. It is a sandy park directly on Lake Michigan, bordering a channel leading into Pentwater Lake. The park only covers 50 acres (200,000 m2) but has swimming, camping, and picnicking areas and a one-mile (1.6 km) hiking trail. The park land was once owned by Charles Mears, who was an early settler of Pentwater, and was donated to the state by his daughter in 1923[1] when Michigan was beginning to establish its state park system.

Facilities[edit]

  • Beach House
  • Store
  • Campground - 175 Sites, 1 Lodge
  • Lighthouse
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground

Activities[edit]

  • Fishing
  • Hiking - 1 mile (1.6 km)
  • Metal Detecting
  • Swimming

Nearby Points of Interest[edit]

  • Pentwater Pier
  • Mac Woods Dune Rides

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mears State Park". Retrieved 29 September 2011. 

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