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 County Park
1563 N. Scenic Drive
Muskegon, MI 49445
Pioneer Park Hours of Operation
Open daily throughout the year.
8:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. May - September
Sunrise to Sunset October - April
Activities at Pioneer Park
- 235 modern campsites with open and shaded sites
- group camping area available for family, church groups, and camping clubs with up to 15 camping units.
- All campsites, including the group area, offer water and electric hookups.
- Opens on the first Friday in May and closes on the last Sunday in September.
Other Services & Facilities
- Overlook Decks
- Stair Access to 2,000 Feet of Sandy Lake Michigan Beach Frontage
- Flush Toilets
- A Sanitary Dumping Station
- 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 am to 10:00 pm
$100.00 per day
Fees at Pioneer Park
Motor Vehicle Entry Permit
$28.00 per night
$350.00 per night
2 night minimum & a 7 night maximum
Lodge/Shelter/Group Camping/Rental Cabins
A refund will be allowed if: The office receives a written notice of cancellation and request for a refund no later than THIRTY (30) calendar days before reservation arrival date. A $25 administration charge will be deducted for all camping fee refunds. Cancellations can be made via the call center or web. 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.