This park is located at the end of Lake Street in the village of Arcadia. It has a nice deck for viewing the lake and places for the kids to play. The park covers the northern end of the Arcadia Beach Natural Area, which spreads over approximately eight acres to the south, between Lake Michigan and Lake Arcadia.
The area has been preserved through cooperation of the Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, the Lutheran Camp Association, and Arcadia Township. The area is user-friendly for those who prefer a quiet beach where dogs are welcome and fires allowed (in rings).
Picnicking- There is one grill in the sand, but no picnic tables. One could cook a meal there and take a blanket to eat on, or take the food to the deck where there are benches. There are two fire rings on the beach- a nice amenity, since many places do not allow fires on the beach.
Scenic Views- view of Lake Michigan shoreline with bench seating on deck, and swinging benches along beach.
Rest Rooms and Potable Water
Rest Rooms- Porta-potty in summer
Potable Water- none
Swimming- Lake Michigan beach
Playground- Swings and slide, swinging benches for adults to view beach.
Handicap Accessibility- This park has a large accessible deck with a metal ramp to reach it. The porta-potty is standard, not accessible. (no ramp)
Additional Facilities- none
Seasonality- parking is open all year
Restrictions- no glass containers, pets must be leashed (bags provided for poop duty), campfires in rings only
Potable Water- no water at any time
Ecosystem- Lake Michigan shoreline with some included wooded area
Other points of interest- Small village of Arcadia, Arcadia Bluffs Overlook is 1.5 miles north
Most recent date this info personally checked on foot- June 2012
Maintained by- Arcadia Township Back to map Comment
Take M-22 north from Manistee or south from Frankfort. In Arcadia, turn west on Lake St. and reach the parking in less than 0.5 mile, at the end of the street.