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Lake Michigan Overlook Deck

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Admission Fee

Weekday Rates: Resident: $150; Non-Resident: $300. Weekend/Holiday Rates: Resident: $250; Non-Resident: $500

Max Occupancy 150

Park Rules - Ordinance 8 (PDF)


  1. Electrical Outlets
  2. Overlook
  3. Parking


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.


  • Weekday Rate: Residents $150; Non-Resident $300
  • Weekend and Holiday Rate: Resident $250; Non-Resident $500

Resident status = a resident of Berrien County, Michigan.


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.

Make a Reservation

The Overlook Deck at Rocky Gap County Park is available to rent from mid-May through mid-September. Reserve the Lake Michigan Overlook Deck at Rocky Gap County Park by emailing the Parks Commission Administration Office or calling them at 269-983-7111, ext. 8435. A reservation form will be filled out and mailed to you. Full payment is due when reservation is made.
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