Tawas Point State Park
686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730

We Camped Here on...

08-19-05 thru 08-21-05, 06-22-07 thru 06-24-07, 08-21-09 thru 08-26-09

Park Description from the State website

The park contains 183 acres situated on the end of a sand spit that forms Tawas Bay. It has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." The campground is located on Tawas Bay where the water is shallow and warm for swimming. Located within the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse. Although it has been remodeled several times, the station serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station built on the Great Lakes.

Campground Info from the State website

193 sites

How to get to the Campground

Drive north on I-75 and exit at M-61, exit 190, then drive about 2 miles east to Standish. Turn north onto US-23 and drive, drive, drive to Tawas City and then thru East Tawas and turn at the Big Boy onto Tawas Beach Road. In about 1½ miles, bear to the right onto Point Road and drive another mile into the park.
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Downloads from the web

Click here to download a nice printable map (Adobe pdf) of Tawas Point State Park which you can print.
Click here to display a large version (one that you can actually read) of the Campground map shown below. You can print the map by right-clicking on it and selecting print.
Tawas Point campground map


Two Great beaches on the bay and the lake, new restrooms. Nice walking to the lighthouse. Good Verizon signal but lousy TV reception. Great radio station at 1480 am.

Personal Rating

From Alan: Two thumbs up. Fantastic in all respects.