Medicare open enrollment begins Tuesday! Visit the AARP Medicare Resource Center for the information you need to make your best choices.

Tawas Point State Park

686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730

989-362-5041

Tawas Point 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. In the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse which serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station on the Great Lakes.

Activities:

Biking

Boat Rental

Cross Country Ski

Fishing:
Tawas Bay has perch, walleye, brown trout, lake trout, northern pike, bass, coho and chinook salmon. In 1987 a limestone reef was constructed in Tawas Bay and it has helped to make the bay one of the best fishing areas around. The reef is 800 feet long and 25 feet wide. It is located along the northern side of the bay and provides a natural habitat for smaller bait fish, which in turn attracts larger predator fish. Since the construction of the reef, fishermen have found greater success in the walleye, pike, perch and smallmouth bass fishing. In the spring and fall.

Hiking: Located on the end of the point is the Sandy Hook Hiking Trail. The trail offers two-miles of guided hiking with interpretive stops along the way. The trail is designated for hiking only, bicycles and pets are prohibited.

Paddling

Pet-Friendly Area: A pet-friendly section of shoreline is available on Tawas Bay between the campground and the lighthouse. This pet-friendly area is enclosed by fencing and is the only shoreline-area in the park where pets are allowed. Pets are prohibited in all other beach-areas as well as the Sandy Hook Trail. For more information, please contact the park. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles.

Swimming

Watchable Wildlife: Tawas Point is a stop over point for hundreds of species of migratory birds and it is a favorite spot for many bird watchers from all over the Midwest.

Winter Camping

Campgrounds

Tawas - Yurt
Tawas Point-Camper Cabin
Tawas Point-Modern

Trails

Tawas Point-Lumbermen's Monument Auto Tour
Trail Length: 68.00 (Miles)

Tawas Point-Sandy Hook Nature Trail
Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles)

Facilities:

Beach: The park offers two-miles of sandy beach. The campground beach located on Tawas Bay offers warm shallow water. The day use beach is located on the Lake Huron side of the point and offers a designated swimming area. Pets are prohibited on all beaches located in the park.

Picnic Area: The day-use area of the park contains a picnic area with tables, picnic grills and a playground for children.

Playground: Children will enjoy a playground located at the campground. In addition there are horseshoe pits and an area for volleyball.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in East Tawas
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW