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Port Crescent State Park, Port Austin

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Port Crescent State Park is a public recreation area on Lake Huron five miles (8.0 km) southwest of Port Austin in Huron County at the tip of The Thumb of Michigan. The state park covers 640 acres (260 ha) along state route M-25 in Hume Township. The park occupies the site of Port Crescent, a ghost town which once stood at the mouth of the Pinnebog River. The park was designated a Michigan "dark sky preserve" in 2012.
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  • Did not camp here as the park was closed early in the season but we did take advantage of the natural dune walk area. Nice walking paths, bird viewing areas, and beaches. Special nighttime viewing...  more »
  • Wanted to go to the dark sky park so we went during the day to check it out. Nice beach. Water really cold! We messed up and went at night the second night we were there but too cloudy. But on...  more »
  • Very nice state park. This review is for the day use area. The beach with all the dunes is beautiful, although there is not a lot of it left due to the high water levels this year. About 5-6 feet. The water was warm and great for swimming. There are also plenty of nice sandy trails throughout the park. The restrooms could use some fixing.
  • Organized, but remote and quiet. I really need to come back here on a clear night and look at the stars! There is a nice parking lot and improved trails (some are even boardwalks) to observation platforms and the beach.

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