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Monroe - Sterling State Park

2800 State Park Road

The only state park on Lake Erie, Sterling State Park's 1,300 acres offers great recreational opportunities including over one mile of beach, boating, shore fishing on Lake Erie and the fishing lagoons, lakefront camping, wildlife viewing and 6 miles of trails.


Carol Chandler

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
A few year ago I probably wouldn't have given five stars, but the last two years the beach has been cleaned up a lot! It looks so much better and the atmosphere is so peaceful. I love to go during the week when there are fewer people. One of my favorite spots is tucked in the trees along the shore. It is a huge patch of milkweed where monarch butterflies congregate to lay their eggs. I cannot wait for summer to come.

Brett Buchanan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Love this park....except they should keep at least one bathroom heated and operational during the off season! NO bathroom in off season...but you can go to the subway or gas station down the road. They also recently ripped down most of the woods by the boardwalk..looks like a construction zone now. They really need to bring "nature" back into this park...plant some more shade and flowering trees and improve the landscape. However that being said this area is one of Monroe counties treasures and one of the best parts about it. If you take a boat just south to the hot hole you can often see Eagles as they've returned to the area!

Angel Antrim

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Nice beach, great playground. My daughter and I like to go here and walk the trails. After moving here recently from the beautiful Upper Peninsula, this chunk of nature that makes Monroe bearable. :)

Karkat Vlogs

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Very nice. Beach is great! Water is clear and good temp. Good park, nice roads too.

Jacqulyyn Writeordie

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
This beautiful park is situated on Lake Erie and has wonderful amenities: nice bike paths, nice beach (no lifeguard and uses the flag system to let one know if the water is safe for swimming,) clean picnic areas and clean restrooms, but unfortunately for myself not close to home. One does need the license plate passport to get into Sterling, so it is not free to get in. However, with the passport one can enjoy a variety of state parks in Michigan without paying upon entry. The passport is just an additional eleven dollars on top of whatever one's license plate renewal fee might be. So, it pays for itself in just a few trips to any state park.

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