Caseville County Park

Caseville, MI

Lake Huron



         Caseville is known for their annual Cheeseburgers in Paradise; they should also be known for this beach. Drive through the farm country, past the numerous wind mills and around the campground, there is a large public access beach with beautiful white sand on the shores of Lake Huron. Enjoy crystal clear water of Lake Huron as you take in the island views. Weather you go for the day, or make a weekend out of it, Caseville County Park is an excellent ocean like beach to forget your worries. Escape the heat of the city, and enjoy paradise with or without a cheeseburger.


Thumb Michigan, Saginaw Bay/ Lake Huron

Distance from:

Flint: 79 miles (1 hour 38 minutes)

Saginaw: 63 miles (1 hour 17 minutes)

Ann Arbor: 144 miles (2 hours 26 minutes)

Port Huron: 109 miles (1 hour 58 minutes)

Lansing: 138 miles (2 hours 22 minutes)

Detroit: 126 miles (2 hours 39 minutes)

Swimming conditions:

            The water at Caseville County Park, the water is crystal clear because the bottom is nearly free of seaweed and the nice white sand. No need for lake shoes here. You can go more than 100 feet out before it gets deep because of the gradual slope and sand bars. Caseville county park is a great place to swim for children because there typically is no current and the day I went, there were practically no waves. This depends on the wind; I have been to other beaches near Caseville when it has been very windy and wavy. I think the water was about the same temperature as the air, about 75 degrees Fahrenheit (I went in mid-June), a very refreshing swimming temperature.

Sand and Land:

            Caseville County Park has a large groomed white sand beach, about 100 feet wide with about 1500 feet of frontage on Lake Huron. This beach reminds me of a beach you would find at the ocean. There are two picnic shelters, volleyball nets, and a playground lakeside as well. At this beach, you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and kite boards. Got a hole in your stomach? There is a small restaurant, Baywatch on the Beach Grill. Baywatch on the Beach Grill serves; burgers, pitas, sandwiches, salads, and coneys. Find your spot and soak up the sun.

Charity Island to the north


            Take in the endless horizon, that is the inland sea, otherwise known as Lake Huron. Caseville County Park also has Island views of Charity Island, a little less than 10 miles to the north. The Caseville area isn’t overdeveloped (take a turn off M-25 in town away from the lake and you will be in farmland in an instant), so you can still appreciate the wooded shoreline. Walk down the shore to the pier to get a better view of the shore and the boats coming down the Pigeon River. I bet this would be a good beach for watching sunsets over the Saginaw Bay.


            One of the picnic shelters has bathrooms, they are average for a municipal park.

Parking/ Cost:

            There is no cost to visit Caseville County Park! There is a large parking lot along the length of the beach right at the edge of the sand. I went on a Sunday and there were more than enough spots.  I bet the lot is full during the Cheeseburgers in Paradise festival in August.

Beach size: 5/5

Views: 5/5

Bathrooms: 3/5

Swimming conditions: 5/5

Overall: 4.5/5

Travel ratings:

            Being about two and a half hours drive or less for most of Eastern Lower Michigan, I would still consider it a good day trip beach, definitely worth the drive (check out the gun and ice cream store along the way). I went just for the day. Or make it a weekend and check out the other great beaches of the northern thumb (Port Crescent State Park and Sleeper State Park).

My suggestion is to always check the forecast before you go because it can be 10 to 15 degrees cooler at the top of the thumb then inland because of the wind off Lake Huron.      

Pigeon River emptying into Lake Huron


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