Sand Dunes

Sand Dune at Kirk Park on Lake Michigan.


in the Great Lakes

Sand Dune on Lake Michigan – Kirk Park, Ottawa County, Michigan

Sand Dunes

Have you ever climbed a sand dune? There are a lot of them in West Michigan. The sand on the beaches here is made up of quartz, feldspar and magnetite. It comes from bedrock that was crushed and left behind by glaciers years ago.

Sand Dune – Kirk Park on Lake Michigan

The dunes themselves are formed by winds that blow the sand on the beaches into dunes. Sand dunes shift and change over time as winds continue to blow the sand.

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Interesting facts

Information Board at Kirk Park on Lake Michigan
Ottawa County, Michigan