In another in our series of Lake Michigan beaches that few people know about, we venture to Muskegon County with a beach that is tucked out of the way, just south of a popular West Michigan hot spot.

Meinert Park in northern Muskegon County is a sliver of beautiful Lake Michigan beach frontage that has everything Silver Lake State Park has, with none of the noise of all those ATVs and fewer people.

Muskegon County

Located just north of the Montague/Whitehall area, between White Lake and Silver Lake, Meinert Park has rolling dunes, a sandy beach, and plenty of camp sites, it's just not as well known (unless you're from Muskegon County!) There's even a cabin you can rent on the premises.

Muskegon County

Fees are just five bucks for a day pass, and camping is just 32 bucks a night (click to make reservations).

Meinert County Park is located on Lake Michigan north of Montague at the end of Meinert Road. Take U.S. 31 to the Fruitvale Road Exit, go right (west) on Fruitvale Road to Old 31, turn right (north) and follow Old 31 one (1) mile to Meinert Road, turn left (west).  The park entrance is approximately 5 miles at Lake Michigan.

Muskegon County