About Allegan County
Allegan County is located in southwestern Michigan along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Allegan County is larger than most Michigan Counties with a total of 828 square miles of land and 1006 square miles of water and 35 local jurisdictions. Allegan County is bounded on the west by 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, by Ottawa and Kent Counties to the north, Barry County to the east and Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties to the south.
The location of the county offers a unique setting. With 25 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the county is a popular destination location for tourists from Chicago, northern Indiana and Illinois, and most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Visitors come from all over the Midwest to experience the unique qualities of the shoreline communities of Saugatuck / Douglas, South Haven and Holland.
For tourism information, visit their tourism page at www.allegancounty.org / departments / parks-recreation-and-tourism / tourism.