Berrien County Parks

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Berrien County Parks - Get Away Right Away!

Rocky Gap County Park

Overlooking Lake Michigan from a bluff in Benton Township, Rocky Gap County Park provides a wonderful place to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Rocky Gap County Park has 1,100 feet of Lake Michigan frontage.  It is an ideal location to take a relaxed lunch break, cool off with a quick swim, and enjoy a sunset.  The lower park provides easy access to the sandy beaches, and the upper park presents spectacular panoramic views from the Lake Michigan Overlook Deck.

Visitors may have seen some Hematite washed up at Rocky Gap County Park. It is known as magnetic black sand, and it is a natural occurring organic matter produced in Lake Michigan.

Lower Park Amenities

  • Parking Lot
  • Vault Restrooms
  • Picnic Shade Shelter
  • 2 Picnic Tables
  • Benches
  • Hard Surface Beach Access Ramp

Upper Park Amenities

  • Parking Lot
  • 2 Picnic Pods with 2 Tables Each
  • Lake Michigan Overlook Deck with Pergola
  • Benches

Lake Michigan Overlook Deck: the overlook deck is available to rent and provides a unique location for a small wedding or gathering.   

Rules:These rules are put in place to protect beach patrons. Please respect the rules and have an enjoyable and safe time at this County Park.

  • Alcohol is prohibited at all Berrien County Parks locations.
  • There are no pets or dogs allowed on the beach.
  • Glass is prohibited at this park.
  • Portable grills are not allowed.

County Parks Rules – full list of rules.

Park Open: April - October

Park Hours: Dawn to dusk, daily

Entry Fees: None

Restroom Facilities: Vault restroom facilities are located in the lower portion of the park and are open May - September.

Rocky Gap County Park
1100 Rocky Gap Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Contact: 269-983-7111 x8435




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