Port Crescent State Park RV & Campground Guide


Port Crescent State Park takes up 640 acres along Lake Huron in the Saginaw Bay at the tip of the Thumb of Michigan. As a lakefront recreation area, it's ideal for campers who enjoy lying on sandy beaches, fishing, and boating. Visitors can also explore the ruins of the city that once sat where the park is today. This includes an old steel bridge and a brick mill chimney. The weather in Huron County, MI, is conducive for visitors between May and September when most days are sunny and partly cloudy; however, snow-lovers like to visit in winter to go cross-country skiing. Outside the park, the nearest communities are Port Austin, Caseville, and Kinde.

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Spring 24-61 F
Summer 55-77 F
Fall 33-70 F
Winter 15-34 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park is a great place for nature lovers who love scenic views and activities such as hiking, birding, and exploring natural habitats. Whether you travel alone, with friends, or with family, there is a lot to enjoy while RV camping in this park. The campgrounds inside and outside the park offer all the amenities you need to enjoy your trip. If you don't own an RV, consider getting a rental through RVshare.com.

Port Crescent State Park Campground

You can camp at Port Crescent campground any day between April and October. Inside the campground are 140 modern campsites with electric hookups. Not all sites offer full hookups, but you will still enjoy a lot of amenities regardless of the site you choose. Some sites offer 50-amp electric hookups, but others only offer 20- or 30-amp hookups. Trailers and RVs up to 50 feet long will fit in all the campsites. If you are lucky, you will have a waterfront campsite either along the Saginaw Bay or along the banks of the Old Pinnebog River. Even if you do not find a waterfront site, you will be a couple of meters from the beach.

While at the campground, there are many routes to access the beach and many more to access the trails that traverse the park. You can choose a campsite in the sun or one under the shade of majestic trees in the park. All campsites are level, and you can park two vehicles. You can camp for 15 consecutive days, and you are allowed to reserve a site up to six months in advance. Pets are allowed as long as you pick up after them and keep them on a leash. You need a gate pass for a fee of $12, and nightly rates start at $33 for 20/30-amp electric hookups.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables

Duggan’s Family Campground

The Duggan’s Family Campground is a smaller campground about two miles from Port Crescent State Park. While it's a favorite of golfers, the scenery makes it a great place for nature lovers, too. Unlike the state park, this park has more amenities, but the campsites are closer together.

For recreation, the campground offers an on-site swimming pool, a game room, and playgrounds. Most campsites are level with amenities such as fire rings and picnic tables. All campsites come with water, sewer, and electric hookups. However, there are no sites with 50-amp hookups – the campsites only offer 30-, 20-, and 15-amp options. You can enjoy Wi-Fi while there for free. There is also a restaurant for campers who want to eat out. Nightly rates start at $35.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Picnic table, fire ring, laundry room, shower, game room

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Port Crescent State Park

Inside Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park is one of the best places in Michigan for cross-country skiing. The park boasts of seven miles of flat trails ideal for skiing when the snow falls, but that is just one of the winter activities. If you love hiking, birding, and stargazing, the park gives you a perfect opportunity to do all the above. Lake Huron attracts hundreds of bird species and makes for a scenic environment that all visitors can enjoy. Other popular activities at Port Crescent State Park include picnicking, relaxing at the beach, fishing, and canoeing.

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How to Get to
Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park is located two and a half hours from Detroit. To get there, you'll connect with M-53 N, which turns into Van Dyke Road and goes straight to the park. Route 25 leads to the park for those coming from the east or west.

Entering Port Crescent State Park

You need a park pass to enter this Michigan park, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Port Crescent State Park Per vehicle (1-12 people) : $12.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Port Crescent State Park

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

The park is open year-round. The summer weather is warm and sunny, perfect for swimming, hiking, and picnicking. In the fall months, the leaves change color, and the air becomes crisp and refreshing.

What is the climate of Port Crescent State Park?

The climate of Port Crescent State Park is greatly influenced by the large lake, resulting in warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is also fairly heavy, with an average of about 36 inches of rain and snowfall each year.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Port Crescent State Park?

The park offers a diverse range of wildlife habitats, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, opossums, beavers, otters, and several fish species. There are also birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, and great blue herons.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Port Crescent State Park?

Port Crescent Campground offers over 140 RV sites, all equipped with electrical hook-ups, and you can also choose from sites with full hookups. The sites accommodate RVs and trailers up to 50 feet.

Are pets allowed at Port Crescent State Park?

Pets are allowed at Port Crescent State Park but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. The park requests that you clean up after your pet and dispose of all waste in the designated receptacles.