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.