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Holland, Michigan

Holland State Park

Holland, Michigan



2215 Ottawa Beach Rd
Holland, Michigan 49424
Phone: (616) 399-9390

Sites: 309
Recent Rate: $37 10/2016

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Latitude: 42.7773407
Longitude: -86.2001166
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

You must purchase a Michigan State Park "Recreation Passport" - MI Resident $11 and Non-Resident $31. You can buy it at the park office upon arrival. This fee is for a calendar year so, if you buy it in September like we did, you'll only be able to use it for four months. Alternatively Non-Residents can pay a daily fee of $11/day. Additionally, if you reserve online, there is an $8 reservation fee. As others have mentioned, Holland State Park Campground is essentially two different parks. We stayed at the Beach campground so that is what I will discuss. Because we were there off-season, it was about 10% full during the week and about 30% on the weekend. It is an asphalt parking lot. Yes - the spaces are close but you're not on top of each other (in our opinion). You have enough width to park you tow car alongside your coach. I guess it's a matter of what you're used to but we've seen a lot worse! Having said that, I can imagine, if the CG was completely full, it could feel crowded. This park is all about location. While you cannot see the lake from the CG (due to the dunes), you can quickly walk to the beach/water. All hook-ups worked well. Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi worked well. The park does not offer wifi. There are no trees so it was easy to obtain a DirecTV signal. We had lots of rain but did not notice puddling anywhere. Because it was off-season, the office was not staffed even though a sign in the window posted hours which they did not observe. We had to fill out an envelope and deposit it with a check into a box outside the office. Then a ranger came to our campsite later to drop off our Passport and reservation confirmation. We had lots of peace and quiet and found it relaxing. I'm sure, during peak Summer season, it's very different. We would definitely stay here again - even at a busy time. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
386
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This campground has a no alcohol policy. The rangers patrol and, if they see alcohol, they will make you pour it out. If they want to, they can issue a ticket and/or kick you out. They're serious about enforcement. Take the Mt. Pisgah stairs (just outside the CG entrance) to a nice overlook. We enjoyed a day trip to Saugatuck. Our cat, Fatty, caught a cold. We appreciated the professional and caring service from Ottawa Animal Hospital.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We called last minute and got a spot on the beach side campground. We didn't have full hookup but we could see Lake Michigan from our spot. Since we had never camped at the beach side, we didn't know there weren't fire pits, many people brought their own. Also it was very windy and since it is a parking lot, no way to anchor our awning, some people had pails of sand to anchor their awning which is what I would do if I camped there again. Not too much traffic or noise, park rangers drove by every hour. We camped at Holland State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Holland is a very nice town, but a little drive to get to. They have a nice farmers market on Saturdays. Beach is large, but very crowded. We stayed on beach at the north end by the campground walking entrance. Since beach is right there and the sand dunes plus lots of wind, sand was in everything.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the park nearest the beach, which was only a very short walk away. The RV park is basically a large paved parking lot, with spaces large enough for even large (40') motorhomes, and with a picnic table at most sites. We had full hookups. There is no shade in this portion of the park and no privacy. However, because we visited in May there were no crowds and during the week the park was only about one-quarter full. All spaces are back-in. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you can tear yourself away from the beautiful sandy beach, the town of Holland has many worthwhile shops and restaurants. Nearby is Windmill Island, well worth the price of admission. The artsy town of Saugutuck is just a bit south and worth the drive.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We just left this state park and plan on never returning. We stayed in Lake Macatawa Woodstock loop. Our family was heading to the lighthouse and to get through the gate were treat like criminals. The men at the gate house were very rude. The lake campground was actually a parking lot and were not allowed to have fires. We regret ever stopping here and will never return. We camped at Holland State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We reserved online for a 50 amp site but when we arrived we found we had been assigned to a 30 amp site. The attendant was very apologetic and helpful. With the approval of the manager and a few dollars more they moved us from the Macatawa site to the Beach site-well worth the additional cost. The campsites at the beach are more spacious and much prettier. In the future I would request a site that backs up to a sand dune. But given we were there the weekend before July 4th, we were so happy to have a site with FHU. There was a nice picnic table but no fire pit. There was no wi-fi or cable but the price was right and we were a few hundred feet from Lake Michigan. We will stay here again if the beach campground is available. Space is important to us. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed during the Tulip Festival and found the campground not 1/2 full. Sites were adequate but for some without skill navigating trees on their sites it could be a problem. There were 5 units in our group, and getting sites back-to-back was great. The park has a NO-Alcohol rule but that was not a problem for our group. Hiking trails in the park with dunes, beach, lake fishing, boat launches, disc golf, and marinas nearby was a joy. Local restaurants were great and prices reasonable. We will probably all return. We camped at Holland State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the Beach Campground. The sites were nicely paved, but were very tight to position our 34' fifth wheel, and it was not a good place for pets. The campground is on a nice beach area, but it is very crowded there on the weekends. You must register at the Lake Macatawa Campground office before heading to the Beach Campground. You also have to pay an additional $8 fee for one night for a Recreation Passport. Very disappointed with our experience here. We camped at Holland State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This has to be the worst State park I have ever stayed in. It was absolutely filthy. The first site we tried to back into was way too short for our trailer. I went to the office and the rude young lady told me she was leaving and I had to decide between the site that was too short or one that was on an incline. I picked the one on the incline because I could not get into the first site, although I was very specific with the reservationist I spoke to on the phone. The campground was packed with families. Our fire pit was full of empty plastic bottles from the previous camper. I can't imagine what the camp host job is? It certainly is not to pick up trash. The sites are poorly marked. People park everywhere. This was my first experience at a MI state park. I sure hope all the parks in MI are not like this one, since I will be here 2 months. I would never stay here again. We camped at Holland State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this campground, sites are on the smallish side, but the area is nice and you are close to Lake Michigan and the Ottawa Beach Store. Was a bit noisy at night. We camped at Holland State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very dirty state park. Restrooms smelled like urine all week. The grounds are not kept up and the sites are super dirty if you have kids. Would not stay here again. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is by far one of the worst and overpriced campgrounds we have ever stayed at. We were at the Lake Macatawa "Pines" loops. Having prepaid online for our site, we were one of the many who arrived with the surprise of having to pay an extra $16.00 a day for vehicle passes (one for motorhome and one for toad). For a 2 night stay, that equaled $45.00 for 30 amp as the only hookup, with an impossibly unlevel dirt site crammed in with too many tent campers and no privacy. Place is not "waterfront" but is across the busy street from a small park. Bathrooms and showers were always filthy and overcrowded. Lake Michigan beach is 2 miles away, with a smaller "beach" loop that is simply a parking lot on the beach. Much cleaner private park with full amenities and hookups was down the road a mile, and for $3.00 more a day would have been well worth it. Will never stay at this park again. Michigan State Parks have a lot to learn from the clean and efficient Florida State Parks at half the price. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We went up to Holland State Park for a long weekend. After we got here we found out it was also Senior Class Trip week, so there were lots of teenage campers in the park. You would think this would mean a wild and raucous party 24/7, but that was not the case. Either there are mild mannered teens in Holland, MI or the park did a great job with ranger monitoring. There was a bit more vehicle traffic the first night we were here, but once the park closed for the night, it really quieted down. We stayed on the Pines side, and while we would have enjoyed more room, we were able to fit our 35' motorhome in the space with no problems. As its name suggests, this loop was all pine trees, so provided tons of shade. The Woodstock loop has trees as well, but was definitely sunnier. The restrooms and showers were okay. It was rainy at times while we there, so things got a little muddy. The camp hosts had tons of brochures and books for kids and adults. There are also life jackets available to borrow. There's a small beach on Lake Macatawa across the street. Lake Michigan is about a mile away by car or bike path and the beach there had a basketball court, volleyball nets and a large bathroom. We drove around the beach campground and were glad that it was full, because it is just a parking lot with picnic tables but no fire pits. I guess if you spend all your time at the beach it might be okay, but otherwise it was just a parking lot that must get incredibly hot. No pets are allowed on the beaches, so leave your dog back at camp. If you have a car, check out downtown Holland and the farmers market on Saturdays on Eight Street. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Michigan usually has great state parks but this one was not as good as most. No hot water in the showers. Barely luke warm. My husband did say that the men's restrooms had hot water. The campsites are a little close too. The beach front Holland State Park was all pavement, no trees and parked very close together. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 364
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

A decent state park and the rates were fair. However, the nightly fee indicated does not include an $8 per night camping fee. We opted for the $29 annual pass. The sites were good size but sandy and very soft in places. We had to turn the motor home sideways in the site to find some ground that would support our jacks. Sites can also be very out of level, depending on which end of the loop your site is. The sites closest to the access road are sloped more that the opposite end. Bring blocks! We also had some heavy rain during our stay. The end sites at the low end had a flooding issue. The other choice in this area for camping is a private resort up the street but for a lot more money and small spaces. I would stay here again. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great state park that offers 2 types of camping. They have the beach campground right on Lake Michigan, and the inland park that is a couple of blocks from the beach. This campground is a typical state park. Lots of trees, but few modern amenities. No full hook ups, wi-fi, etc. We love the beach campground, which is literally a parking lot adjacent to the beach. Watch the beautiful west Michigan sunsets! Both parks/campgrounds are very clean. Holland is a great city. We camped at Holland State Park in a Motorhome.

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