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.

Rocky Gap County Park

Park Hours

Park Open: April - October
Park Hours: Approx 8 am to dusk, daily


No Parking Fees.
Patrons must park in marked parking spots only. Do not park on the grass, on the road, or in "no parking" zones. Signs are posted. Cars will be ticketed or towed.

Lower Park Amenities

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

Upper Park Amenities

Restroom Facilities

Vault restroom facilities are located in the lower portion of the park and are open late Spring - early Fall.

rental facility

The Lake Michigan Overlook Deck in the upper portion of Rocky Gap is available to rent for your next event or gathering.  

Park 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.
  • Parking is allowed in designated spaces or areas only. Vehicles parked in no parking zones or areas may be fined and/or towed at owner's expense.

 Rules Ordinance (PDF)

dune erosion control efforts

There is severe erosion occurring along the dune at Rocky Gap County Park. Use the ramp provided at the north end of the Lower Park to access the beach and the parking lot. Do not climb or tread on the dune. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the access ramp to the beach. 

Dunes Restoration in Progress Sign 


  1. Rocky Gap County Park

    Physical Address
    1100 Rocky Gap Road
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022


    Phone: 269-983-7111 x8435