Welcome to Big Red!
Pedestrian access to Big Red is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays to local residents from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Out-of-state visitors may visit from 11am to sunset Mondays through Fridays. There is parking for four cars beyond the gatehouse, available when the gatehouse is staffed. Otherwise, parking is outside (not at marina or yacht club). Bicycles must be left in the bike rack at the gatehouse. It is a quarter-mile walk to the lighthouse from the park entrance; the walk is across sand and gravel and is not handicapped-accessible. No beach towels, dogs, or coolers can be carried in to the park. Visitors may stay for one hour.
The gatehouse will be staffed weekends during May; this includes the weekends of Tulip Time. There will be an opportunity to park within the gate at that time.
On occasion during the summer, tours of the lighthouse are scheduled. The lighthouse may always be seen from the north side of the channel, either by boat or from the Holland State Park. Indeed, the lighthouse is best viewed from the north side.