Holland State Park RV & Campground Guide


Holland State Park is a 142-acre park boasting soft sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, and prime views of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, as well as the iconic “Big Red” Lighthouse. Opened in 1926 on lands gifted from the city of Holland, the park has been a popular destination ever since. It is now one of Michigan’s most visited state parks, with millions of people visiting its shores each year.

Activities abound at Holland State Park. The park is situated across two bodies of water — Lake Michigan to the west and Lake Macatawa to the east — that are connected by the Holland Channel. Visitors can go swimming in both lakes, as well as fishing, boating, and paddling, or take a stroll along the shoreline, lounge on the beach, and snap pictures of the Big Red Lighthouse, which sits on the south side of the channel and dates back to 1872. Visitors can also hike up wooded dune trails and high bluffs for picturesque views of the beachfront and lighthouse.

If endless beachtime fun and gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan sound like your idea of a perfect vacation, then come to Holland State Park for your next getaway — you’ll love it here!

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Spring 38-57 F
Summer 60-80 F
Fall 43-61 F
Winter 22-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Holland State Park

When deciding where to stay on your trip to Holland State Park, don’t stay far away from the park in a hotel or home share. Instead, consider staying in an RV! It’s less rustic than a tent and more cozy than a cabin. Plus, you can still experience nature without giving up creature comforts like A/C, television, and kitchen appliances. 

RVshare makes it easy to rent an RV near your home or travel destination like in Grand Haven or Grand Rapids. As well, there are several RV campgrounds near Holland State Park.

Holland State Park Campground

Stay right in the action by camping at Holland State Park! The Lake Macatawa campground offers 211 campsites nestled in the forest, while the Beach Campground has 98 paved campsites near sand dunes. No matter which you pick, both are within walking distance to the beach! Rates are $33-45 per night depending on hookup type.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wifi: Yes

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, concession stand, playground, boat launch, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, paddleboard rentals, dumping station

Dutch Treat Campground

Just 15 minutes east of Holland, this campground features spacious RV lots, full hookups, and plentiful amenities. Go for a swim in the pool, hit golf balls on the driving range, or paddle boat out on the pond. During the summer, there are hayrides on Saturdays and worship services on Sundays. Rates are $43 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wifi: Yes

  • Pet friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Bathrooms, showers, laundromat, fire rings, picnic tables, camp store, playground, pool, sports courts, yard games, golf, paddle boats, fishing

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What to Do at
Holland State Park

Inside Holland State Park

Millions of visitors come to Holland State Park each year, attracted to the beautiful beachfront and refreshing waters of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa. Visitors enjoy playing on the beach, lounging in the sun, and swimming and boating on the lakes — all in full sight of the historic Big Red Lighthouse. Visitors can also hike wooded dune trails, attend nature programs to learn about the park’s flora and fauna, or use a metal detector to search for buried treasure. 

Here are more details on the park’s most popular activities:

Swimming -  The waters of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa are perfect for cooling off in the summer months and each have their own swimming area. Visitors can also relax and sunbathe or enjoy a snack from the concession stand. There’s even a pet-friendly beach on Lake Macatawa where your furry friend can jump in the water! 

Boating and Fishing - ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Head out on the water by renting a paddleboard, canoe, or kayak from the Macatawa Boat House or launch your own boat a mile east of the park. Anglers can enjoy plentiful fishing opportunities at the park. Fish for trout, salmon, and other perch by casting a line from the pier or trying their luck in the open waters.

Hiking and Biking - Explore the park’s wooded dunes and high bluffs by climbing to the top of Mt. Pisgah Dune, a mile-long trail that culminates in breathtaking views of the beach and Big Red Lighthouse. A portion of the Ottawa County trail passes through the park, granting visitors access to over 25 miles of paved trails for biking and walking.

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How to Get to
Holland State Park

Holland State Park is located about four miles west of Holland.

From US 31 N, take exit 47B and merge onto Washington Ave. Turn left onto Douglas Ave. Veer right onto Lake St / Lake Michigan Ave to reach the park’s entrance. 

From I-196 West, take exit 55. Turn right onto Byron Rd, then right on 112th Ave, and left on East Lakewood Blvd. Stay straight onto Douglas Ave. Veer right onto Lake St / Lake Michigan Ave to reach the park’s entrance.

Address : Holland State Park, 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI 49424

Entering Holland State Park

Admission is $11 per vehicle for residents, $9 for non-residents. The park is open every day from 8am until 10pm.

Ready to relax on the shores of Lake Michigan? Then plan a trip to Holland State Park with RVshare! Take us along by tagging us on social media or sending your photos to [email protected]. We might even feature you on our blog or social media! Happy (RV) camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Holland State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Holland State Park?

The best time to visit Holland State Park is in the spring through the fall. Summer offers swimming and boating, and spring and fall are great for hiking. Fall colors and spring wildflowers are both breathtaking.

Are pets allowed at Holland State Park?

Leashed pets are allowed in the park but are prohibited on the beaches. Pets must be under the control of their owner at all times. Pet owners must clean up after their pets.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Holland State Park?

Some wildlife you can find in Holland State Park include deer, squirrels, rabbits, and birds. There is also a variety of fish to see in the lakes, such as bass, trout, and perch.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Holland State Park?

Yes, there are a few RV camping spots in Holland State Park. However, they are first-come, first-serve and fill up quickly during summer. There is also a limit of 14 days per stay.

Is Holland State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes, Holland State Park is accessible for disabled visitors. There are designated handicap-accessible parking spots as well as wheelchair-accessible trails. The nearby beaches on Lake Michigan offer wheelchair-friendly viewing areas and docks.