Pioneer Park

About Pioneer Park

Our most popular park, Pioneer Park resides on 145 acres and offers camping, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, tennis, softball, basketball and volleyball. Located on Lake Michigan, the park boasts over 2,000 feet of beach frontage. Close to park is Michigan’s Adventure amusement park, Silversides WWII submarine, museums, theaters, summer festivals, and much more.

Directions to Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is located on Lake Michigan on Scenic Drive, north of Muskegon. Take US 31 to the Fremont/Big Rapids (M120) Exit, go south west on M120 to Giles Road, turn right (west) on Giles and follow approximately 6 miles to the end of the road. Turn right (north) on Scenic Drive, the park entrance is one quarter of a mile on the left.

Pioneer Park Hours of Operation

Day Use
Open daily throughout the year.

Hours vary:
8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. May – September
Sunrise to Sunset October – April

Fees at Pioneer Park

Motor Vehicle Entry Permit:
Daily: $5.00
Annual: $20.00

Overnight Campsite:
Per night: $34.00

Activities at Pioneer Park


  • 235 modern campsites with open and shaded sites
  • All campsites offer water and electric hookups.
  • Opens on the first Friday in May and closes on the last Sunday in September.

Play Areas:

  • Tennis
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Other Services & Facilities

  • Overlook Decks
  • Stair Access to 2,000 Feet of Sandy Lake Michigan Beach Frontage
  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers
  • A Sanitary Dumping Station
  • Ice
  • Tourist Information
  • Ranger Service and Security

Pioneer Park Picnic Lodge

A picnic lodge building is available to rent for family reunions, company and church picnics, or other group activities where shelter is desired. The picnic lodge offers a large stove/oven for cooking, a refrigerator for keeping your food cold, and electrical outlets for crock-pots, coffee pots, etc.

Rental Hours & Rates:
8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
$100 per day

Lodge/Shelter/Rental Cabins

Cancellations can be made via the call center at 231-744-3580. Cancellations made up to close of business 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur the $10 cancellation fee. If you cancel 6 days or less prior to the arrival date, you will forfeit the first night’s fee or $75, whichever is the lesser amount. There is a $10 fee assessed for all changes made to your reservation, except for adding nights to the reservation.

Muskegon County Parks accepts cash and checks on-site. Credit cards can be used for online campsite reservations and on-site at Pioneer Park, Meinert Park, Twin Lake Park, and Blue Lake Park. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. NO REFUNDS FOR CAMPING OR VEHICLE PERMIT FEES. Download full credit card policy.