I happened to stumble upon this State Park the other day when I was returning home from visiting family in Detroit. Typically, when I wanted to explore some dunes in Southwest Michigan, I would stop at the Indiana Dunes State Park. With plenty of space and "wilderness" area, I thought it couldn't get any better that. Boy was I wrong. What makes Warren Dunes different is the size of the sandy, dune area. From the parking lot, it seemed to be about a quarter to half mile to the lake and there was some elevation loss down to the water. It was tons of fun to run in the sand downhill, but coming back up was a serious workout, a total calf/hammy/glute - blast.
There was no one else there and the dog could run free. I'm so glad I found this park and plan on taking Jill there when we are back in the area. If you live near Southwest Michigan, this State Park is well worth the drive out and is a place one could easily spend an entire day.