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Lake Michigan Overlook Deck

Photo provided by B & L Rentals - Picture showcases an event set up with 100 Chairs.

The Lake Michigan Overlook Deck, located in the upper portion of Rocky Gap County Park, provides spectacular panoramic views of Lake Michigan.  The Overlook Deck and Pergola offer a wonderful backdrop for a small wedding or gathering.  Guests renting the Overlook Deck will have access to limited, reserved parking close by.  The area includes electrical outlets on the adjacent light poles.  Between 100 to 150 chairs will fit on the crushed stone area in front of the Overlook Deck, depending on the size of the chairs.  The Parks Department does not have chairs or tables available.  Rental parties can bring in chairs and tables to use at their event.  

Overlook Deck Weekday Rate: Residents $150; Non-Resident $300

Overlook Deck Weekend and Holiday Rate: Resident $250; Non-Resident $500

Resident status = a resident of Berrien County, Michigan.


Parking: The Parking Lot near the Overlook Deck will be reserved for renter, consisting of 18 parking spaces (2 of which are handicapped). Up to 5 additional vehicles may be able to park in a non-designated parking area on the asphalt within the parking lot. Parking along the roadside is prohibited. Additional parking may be available in the Beach parking lot at the bottom of the hill on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Have a Date in Mind? Click the Overlook Deck Availability Calendar to find out rental availability.

Make a Reservation: Reserve the Lake Michigan Overlook Deck at Rocky Gap County Park by contacting the Parks Commission Administration Office at 269-983-7111 x8435 or email  A reservation form will be filled out and mailed to you. Full payment is due when reservation is made.


Alcohol is prohibited at all Berrien County Parks


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