Muskegon County Places
Access to River, Lake or Stream
The City of Muskegon's Fisherman's Landing features an improved launch, campground, and fishing area.
Grand Trunk features a small boat launch, parking, access to the Lakeshore Trail bike path, a wetland boardwalk, picnic shelter and interpretive signage. The Lake Express Muskegon to Milwaukee high speed ferry terminal is located nearby.
Harbour Towne Beach looks out to Muskegon Lake with a clear view of the channel out to Lake Michigan. Itís a public beach that is a favorite among locals and perfect for getting the bead on Walleye and Salmon fishing activity.
Hartshorn Marina is located in the downtown Muskegon area, with access to Muskegon Lake, Muskegon River and Lake Michigan. The Lakeshore Trail bike path is accessible from the launch parking lot area.
This quiet, scenic park is nestled in wooded dunes. It is a popular picnic and swimming area.
Pere Marquette is a popular Lake Michigan public beach, located on the south side of the Muskegon Navigational Channel near a historic lighthouse, coast guard station, NOAA Field Station, maritime walkway and the U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum.
Richards Park is located between the South Branch and the Middle Branch of the Muskegon River.
A 3.9 acre community park with access to the White River and White Lake
Former public boat launch in White Lake Channel.
Duck Lake State Park is a day-use park, featuring a towering sand dune.
This popular access area to the Muskegon River is lighted and includes parking for approximately 25 vehicles.
This popular, 8.5 acre regional and community park is located in the City of Whitehall and co-located with the White Lake Municipal Marina.
Choose from canoes, kayaks, rafts or tubes to enjoy a day on the White River.
This is a popular, rural area access site on the Muskegon River. It is undeveloped, but offers easy access to and from the river and an unimproved parking area. The area along the river is wooded and scenic.
This small township park offers access to the relatively shallow waters of Bear Lake. Bear Lake is connected to Muskegon Lake by a recreational channel near a popular pub and eatery.
This public road end is suitable for paddlers who need to get off of the lake in case of severe weather, but other nearby access areas offer more amenities for paddlers.
This 189-acre park features a Lake Michigan beach and picnic area
No amenities at the Lau Road End, but nearby Medberry Park has Lake Michigan beach, restrooms, drinking water and picnic tables.
Lions Park is a 3.5 acre community park in the City of Whitehall, featuring access to the White River.
Lloyd's Landing features a Lake Michigan swimming beach at the Ferry Street road end, adjacent to the White River Barrier Dunes Sanctuary. It is the location of the original White Lake channel and a short walk to the Old Channel Inn restaurant.
Maple Grove Park has a covered picnic area, updated restroom facilities, barbeque grills, playground equipment and a paved circular walking path by the lake
A quaint pocket park abutting Duck Lake State Park
Medbery Park offers parking, a boat launch, picnic area, restrooms and park benches.
This is a popular local launch for small boats, canoes and kayaks. Free parking is available at a paved culdesac above a 50 yard gravel driveway that leads to a flat area right at the river's edge.
This Whitehall City Park on White Lake is a popular spot for fishing and is close to the bike path.
Mona Lake Park features a boat launch, a covered picnic shelter, parking, lighted fishing pier, beach and sporting facilities. Mona Lake is connected to Lake Michigan by a recreational channel. The park is located nearby the I-96 and US-31 Interchange.
This is a public boat launch and fish cleaning station, featuring access to downtown Montague, a campground and bike path. Annual boat launch permits can be purchased at Montague City Hall, Montague Foods, Moxie Marine and Johnson Great Outdoors.
The Muskegon Conservation Club provides access for members and guests. Emergency access is available and additional paddler-friendly amenities are currently being planned.
Blue Lake County Park features 600 feet of frontage along the southeast shore of the Big Blue Lake, just south of White River access at Diamond Point in the Huron Manistee National Forest.
A paved launch is maintained for boating, water-skiing and fishing.
Heritage Landing features picturesque views of Muskegon Lake, spectacular sunsets and a variety of festivals and outdoor, recreational opportunities,
Pioneer Park features a swimming beach and a campground that is accessible from the beach from a wooden stairway.
The park features two campgrounds, a swimming beach and pavilion bath house, restrooms, hiking trails, scenic views of large sand dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline, south of the Muskegon Lake Channel Lighthouse.
Snug Harbor features a boat launch, parking, picnic pavilion, grills, fishing, swimming on Muskegon Lake and hiking trails to Lake Michigan through wooded dunes.
Muskegon State Park features two campgrounds, a swimming beach and pavilion bath house, restrooms, hiking trails, scenic views of large sand dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline, south of the Muskegon Lake Channel Lighthouse.
This popular State Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, and interpretive programs at the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.
Located on beautiful Spring Lake
Putters Creek offers kayak rentals, mini-golf, slick-track go-karts, ice cream, food, snacks and more. It is located on the scenic Muskegon River, close to campgrounds, Lake Michigan and Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park.
The Scenic Road End on White Lake has limited parking, but very close to lodging, restaurant and a popular golf course.
This park features a launch for non-motorized boats, footbridge and grills. There is bike path access along the front of the property.
Veterans Memorial Park, on Muskegon River at Muskegon Lake is a historically significant World War I memorial park and a tribute to all veterans. Significant effort is underway to restore historic features and passive public outdoor recreation amenities.
The White River Light Station is located on a recreational, navigational channel between White Lake and Lake Michigan
Meinert County Park offers a quiet retreat for the outdoor enthusiast. It features a pristine swimming beach, modern campground, parking lot, picnicking and public restrooms. Private campgrounds and cottages are located nearby.
Pioneer Park is a 145-acre park with 213 campsites, picnic facilities, restrrom and a beach along the Lake Michigan shoreline
The Muskegon State Park Lake Michigan Campground is located directly across Scenic Drive from Winter Sports Complex, luge and hiking trails through wooded dunes. The historic Blockhouse is nearby, offering a panoramic view of the topography.
The Channel connects Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan and to the Great Lakes. Large freighters, tugs, sailboats, fishing boats and the Lake Express high-speed, cross lake ferry to Milwaukee all use this scenic, commercial and recreational channel.
The Muskegon Maritime Heritage Walkway is a three-quarter mile walkway along the Muskegon Channel with signage that interprets the areas maritime history.