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Silver Beach


Silver Beach County Park is located in St. Joseph, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Joseph River.  Silver Beach County Park features a clean, wide beach on Lake Michigan and public access to the South Pier.  Of the Park's 2,450 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 1,600 feet are dedicated for a public swimming area in the summer months.  Silver Beach became a Berrien County Park in the early 1990's, and many improvements have been made over the years to make it a premier tourist destination in Southwest Michigan.

Park Activities

Park Amenities

Pavilion & Rental Facilities

 Silver Beach Wedding Page

 Silver Beach History

Facilities Open: May - September. The Park is open during the off-season, as well, but bathroom facilities are not available during the off-season.

Park Hours: Gates open 5 a.m. to sunset, daily. No vehicle entry after dusk.

Daily Entry Fee: $6/vehicle for Berrien County residents; $8/vehicle for non-residents. Purchase an Annual Entrance Permit for only $35. Cash or check only. Checks made out to "Berrien County Parks Department".  

Parking: parking space at Silver Beach is on a first come first serve basis.

Rules: Pets are allowed on sidewalks when leashed. Pets are not allowed on the sand or in the water. Alcohol is prohibited at all Berrien County Parks locations.

Berrien Parks Rules Ordinance

Silver Beach County Park
101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Location Map & Directions

Beach Office 269-982-0533
Parks Main Office 269-983-7111 x8435


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