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P. J. Hoffmaster State Park

6585 Lake Harbor Road

P. J. Hoffmaster State Park features over three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, a 297 site modern campground, towering Lake Michigan dunes, and the Gillette Visitor Center. Miles of hiking and skiing trails offer stunning views of Lake Michigan and subtle beauty at every turn.


Monika Rut

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
It is a beautiful place with great hiking trails. Campground is kids friendly with many activities for little ones. Dogs are allowed on a side beach. Would have given it 5 stars, but the beach was somewhat crowded.

Nate Proctor

Sunday, April 8, 2018
My favorite beach on Lake Michigan. Great hiking trails and amazing dune views. Not usually overcrowded and a perfect beach to go to if you want a place to appreciate nature and experience pure Michigan at it’s finest.

Reuben Burnside

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Beautiful park, has to be one of the best in the state! Beautiful views of lake Michigan from atop a dune. Nice wooded campsites as well!

Tom Pitts

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
My family and I love this campground. It's a bit crowded, but with some internet research, you can usually find a decent site and the lake is a short hike away, with hiking trails and a little stream that runs to lake Michigan. And don't forget the sand dunes. This is one of the few places left without "stay off the dunes" signs everywhere, so it allows for some fun running and jumping on the dunes. The people here are usually respectful, and not too loud, especially after quiet time begins. But there does tend to be an inordinately large number of children. There is a playground for them though, which helps. My only complaint, which is a complaint I have of almost ALL campgrounds, is that they always close the bathroom for cleaning right when nature is calling the loudest. They do have to close them, though, and I'm glad they're getting cleaned, but it is worth noting if you're a person that has their morning ritual. Otherwise this is a beautiful Michigan state campground, the lakeshore here is lovely, and I highly recommend it!

Jim Miller

Friday, July 28, 2017
We camped at Hoffmaster for a week with 3 children (7, 5, and 2) in July 2017 and enjoyed it immensely. The site was pretty good - lots of beautiful trees behind it. The campers beach, despite the walk, was well worth it. The day use beach was fine too, though with small kids, we preferred the campers beach. The Butterfly Hike, turtle program, and dune hike (to find ant lions and tiger beetles) were great activities for us and the kids. Kudos to the park rangers who led them! We like to try different parks, but we'd consider a return visit!

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