We camped at Port Crescent State Park in June, 2019. We loved it so much we’re heading back again in the summer of 2021. Port Crescent State Park is located in Michigan’s thumb near Port Austin. It took us 3+ hours to drive from the Lansing area but it was a relaxing trip driving through beautiful farm land with very, very little traffic.
We camped on site 84 during our short stay. As soon as we arrived I kicked myself for not reserving a longer stay because the campsite was nothing short of perfection. It featured an asphalt pad an AMAZING, I can’t emphasize this enough, AMAZING view of Lake Huron. We love campsites where our fire pit has a view and this was one of the best we’ve seen in the state. The campsites are a bit close together but we really feel like the views make up for it.
Our kids favorite feature of the campsite was its proximity to the water. It was chilly when we were there but it didn’t stop them from playing in the sand and wading in the water. It was nice and sandy and shallow – great for small kids!
Port Crescent State Park Campground
The entire campground is beautiful with wooded sites and lakefront sites. There aren’t many sites large enough for bigger RVs so be very careful selecting a site if you’re traveling with one. Our 34ft fifth wheel was definitely one of the larger in the park. The roads within the campground are a bit narrow and winding.
The facilities within the park were clean and well kept. There’s a public beach area and a playground which make it a great destination for kids. Our kids were also able to take part in a craft with the camp hosts where they each made a bird feeder out of pine cones.
The tip of Michigan’s thumb is not only beautiful, there’s also some cool landmarks to visit. As the ice cream lovers we are, we made a point to hit up the Grindstone General Store which is about 15 minutes from the park for their famously enormous ice cream cones with their own homemade ice cream. If you also love ice cream, add this to you must-visit list.
We also visited Port Austin which was hosting their annual Porch Fest with music on front porches all over. Super cool! There were several shops and restaurants in this adorable town too. Turnip Rock is also nearby but unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit during this trip.
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