Silver Beach County Park features a clean, wide beach on Lake Michigan and public access to the South Pier on the St. Joseph River. Of the Park’s 2,450 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, about 1,600 feet are dedicated for a public swimming area in the summer months. Inflatable water rafts are allowed, but they are not suggested. Due to the unpredictable nature of Lake Michigan, rafts and floating devices can be dangerous. Paddles of any kind are NOT allowed. Lifeguards are on duty from early-June through mid-August. Guests are strongly encouraged to take extreme precaution when swimming in Lake Michigan, never swim alone, watch children closely, and follow the park rules.