Contact Us

Early Grand Haven Beach Crowd Catches Park Officials By Surprise


The Grand Haven State Park reported at least 500 people laying on the beach during the March 18th weekend and it was a bit overwhelming for the beach staff.  Even during the month of April the beaches were busier than usual for this time of year and that presents one big problem.  They only have 3 employees on staff right now, because it’s not a typical thing for that many people to be lying on any West Michigan beach in the Spring.

Grand Haven State Park does not have their usual staff of 27 because this is still considered “off season.”  But, someone has to clean up after all those people, and there are only 3 beach employees until the peak season kicks in.

Sure we’ve had some really nice weather here during the last couple months.  Sunshine, mid to upper 80’s and low 70’s, but the surface water at the Grand Haven beach is still in the mid to upper 40’s, according to the Coast Guard.  Take that to 10 degrees lower for a foot down from the surface.  So any thoughts of playing in the water for any extended period of time could spell hypothermia, so it’s still a no, no, the Coast Guard warns.  Currently, they’re gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, come May 28th, and I’ll just bet they have a blockbuster, record-setting number of visitors.  .

Here’s a few events that are already planned in Grand Haven!

Best of 100.5 The River

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.