Cons: The actual campground was disappointing, the map was not true to date and most sites the electrical box and water hook up is on the wrong side of the site.
Bring extra line… we have 50ft hose so we were fine there ( line goes through the middle of the site) and 25ft electrical and had to re adjust the camper a few times so it would reach.
The campground allows anyone to buy daily passes for the beach so the beach can get crowded. Lots of traffic in and out.
Beach is washing away, black sand for most of it, maybe due to storm. Still plenty when we went 7/2020 for kids to play.
Pros: Lake Michigan is right there! We walked down to sunset and it was a 5 min walk max.
I’ll stay at any campground to have Lake Michigan in walking distance
They do have two separate paths to the lake, one stair case (several steps) and other was a flat path 100 yards or so then maybe 10 steps down to beach. The flat path had a lot of traffic from daily users
Play set was ok. One for smaller kids and one for bigger. Slide, few swings, nothing to big.
New wash house, rinse off after lake play.
Seasonal members were very informative and friendly, not so informative in office.
Campground was very quiet at dark.
I will give a 4 because we could walk out of our camper to Lake Michigan, beautiful!
We camped during their “soft open” Memorial Day weekend - the park was 2/3 full and closed to day use so the smaller beach (water level is way up) wasn’t a problem.
A nice small park with a 2 minute walk to the beach. most sites were at least partially shaded. The small loop (sites 1-19) are flat and great for larger parties, the bigger loop (30-64) have some crazy un-level sites mixed in, but most were fine. Make sure to call and check on specific sites. They have a brand new bath house in the bigger loop, that will be open as soon as the stay at home order is over, and it looks very nice!
Cellular data was poor in the campground and on the beach - we needed a 5-minute drive to get good Verizon coverage.
We would definitely camp again!
Although the location was ideal the sites were small and close to each other that would not be very comfortable. There are two loops and both are tight, which made it difficult to maneuver. Season campers were friendly though!
Nice place to stay in quiet, T2 and T3 perfect for 2-4-6 friends,
I camped here three summers ago. The campgrounds were well-maintained, and pretty mellow compared to some of the other campgrounds in the area. Its a short walk to a beautiful and clean beach with incredible sunsets.
The mosquitos were a little rough, but thats to be expected in the summer in the midwest. I believe there are also cabins to rent.
They do have a lot of rules at the campground, but it makes it family friendly. We also found a UPick in the area and picked a bunch of blueberries!
I would definitely camp there again. Enjoy
Cute little camp store, and definitely well removed. The site is situated in a little valley between the dunes and the hills of town. The sites are surprisingly large, but the rules are insanely strict - this is definitely a site catering to RV campers not tent campers. We were admonished for having 3 medium tents on a site that easily could have facilitated 5, while nearby RVs had their unit, a screened gazebo, a regular tent, a shade tent, multiple cars, and jetskis on their sites. Most of the RVs here seem to set up camp for weeks at a time, meaning there is a LOT of ambient light from their laser shows, footpath solar lights, fairly lights, etc.
Other reviews I read online warned the bathrooms were bad - if you get the north loop the bathroom is passable. Cinderblock walls, and ineffective fans make for a pretty swampy experience, but it IS a camp bathroom. The main bathhouse really is disgusting, even by camp standards. It is the one the day trippers can use when they come to the beach, and it shows the wear. Many of the stalls don't have doors, several toilets were totally clogged, and there are June bugs and mosquitos swarming the place.
The beach is great, removed and uncrowded even with the day trippers, the access to Lake Michigan was definitely appreciated in July!
We did pass by the hike-in rustic sites and they looked great. Situated at the top of one of the dune hills, very forested and removed from the nonsense RV campers bring, I'd be willing to come back and try these sites.
This summer was our 2nd trip to Cover Park & Beach Campground. We had a great time despite the heat! The campground stays nice and clean, the resident campers are so welcoming and the visitors we're very respectful. The bathrooms weere convenient but a little humid with the high temps they had for the week of July 4th. Overall I recommend this place but be prepared for zero cell service unless you go up the road!
Covert Park is an above average municipal park with two small loops. The short walk to the beautiful beach makes this campground worth it. Bathrooms and showers were well maintained. Cons are the sites are extremely close to each other separated by heavy rope attached to posts.