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Welcome to the Muskegon County Parks
These rules have been established by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners and are provided as information and guidance to help make your camping experience pleasant and enjoyable. These conditions and other county park regulations are posted at various locations in the park and at the park office for your convenience and review.
- Camping will be permitted only in established and marked campsites or in areas designated by the superintendent.
- A responsible person of the camping party shall register for the campsite, list the names of all members of the camping party and be responsible for the conduct of all camping party members and visitors to the campsite.
- A campsite or camping unit may not be sub-leased to another person or party. Unused time remaining on the camp permit may not be transferred to another camping party.
- Camp permit shall be displayed on the campsite marker post where it can be inspected by the Park Ranger.
- No persons under the age of 18 will be issued a camping permit to camp unless he or she is accompanied by and under the immediate supervision of a parent or legal guardian.
- The campsite must be occupied with an accepted camping unit, i.e.: tent, motorhome, travel trailer, popup camper, truck camper, van, etc.
- Not more than one major camping unit: motorhome, travel trailer, popup camper, truck camper, van, etc.; or more than two tents will be permitted on a campsite. One tent will be permitted along with one major camping unit.
- A campsite may be occupied with no more than eight persons with no more than four adults.
- Not more than two motorized vehicles will be permitted on a campsite. Each motor vehicle must be registered on the camp permit and at the park office. Each motor vehicle must properly display a current Muskegon County Parks Motor Vehicle Entry Permit. Additional motor vehicles are not permitted to remain in the park between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
- Check out time is at 1:00 p.m.
- Extensions to the Camp Permit must be obtained before 10:00 a.m. on the date the camp permit expires or your campsite will be assigned to another camping party.
- Visitors are not permitted to drive into or park on the campsite. They must park in the designated visitor’s parking lot or where instructed by the Park Ranger.
- Park Curfew is 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.. Visitors and their vehicles must leave park property no later than 10:00 p.m.
- Evening “Quiet Hours” shall begin at 11:00 p.m. and continue until 8:00 a.m. If talking, laughing, music or any other noise can be heard at another campsite, it is too loud
- Alcoholic beverages, or drugs, possession or use, shall not be permitted in the campground or any other area of the county park.
- Animals must be under the immediate control of a competent person by means of a leash not exceeding six feet in length and must be supervised and kept quiet at all times. Animal feces must be picked up and properly deposited in dumpsters. Animals are not permitted on park beaches or in any building.
- Campsites must be kept clean of all litter and trash. Litter, trash and garbage must be properly deposited in appropriate containers and not deposited in fire pits or left out on the campsite.
- Dish washing shall not be permitted at water supply outlets, drinking fountains, bathroom faucets or sinks or in showers. Hot or tempered water may not be removed from bathrooms. Washing of vehicles or camping units is not permitted.
- Discharging of sewage or gray water onto the ground is prohibited. Discharge must be into an approved container with contents not permitted to overflow onto or seep into the ground. Disposal shall be at the sanitary dumping station.
- Fires will be permitted only in stoves, grills, fire rings or fireplaces. Fire shall not be permitted on the park beach.
- Non-motorized vehicles or toys such as bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, roller or in-line skates, big wheels, etc. shall not be permitted on sidewalks, boardwalks, decks or in any park building. Such non-motorized vehicles may only be operated on park roadways and are not permitted on park roads between sunset and sunrise.
- All campers are entitled to general peace, quite and safety. Therefore, all firearms, air rifles, fireworks, bows and arrows, slingshots, chainsaws, loud speakers or public address systems or other such noise making devices are not permitted to be possessed or used on county park property. Radios, televisions, music systems or other such equipment shall not be operated at any time at levels that would disrupt the peace and tranquility of the park.
- No persons shall be under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants or drugs or engage in any violent, abusive, loud, boisterous, vulgar, lewd, wanton, obscene or otherwise disorderly conduct that would disturb the peace or disturb others.
- No person shall cut, remove or destroy any tree or bush, alive or dead, or pick, remove or destroy any flower, plant or grass.
- No person shall deface, disturb, destroy or damage any building, sign, equipment or property upon park property.
All persons using the County Park shall abide by the instructions and/or directions of the Superintendent, Park Ranger or any peace officer. Interpretation of the Muskegon County Rule and Regulations shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Parks.
Violation of any one or combination of these Rules and Regulations may result in eviction from the county park.
If you have any questions regarding the Muskegon County Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations or the Conditions of the Camp Permit, please inquire at the park office.