St. Joseph County Park Passes

(effective since January 2018)

Park entry by vehicle is free to all St. Joseph County residents. Non-county residents are required to register their vehicle to receive a day pass ($4) or an annual pass ($20). Registration envelopes are available at each park. Although not required, the Parks Department recommends county residents request an annual sticker for their vehicle in order to assist in tracking usage of the parks. There is no charge for additional annual stickers for county residents. Park entry by kayak, foot or bicycle is free for all parks and does not require registration.

To receive an annual sticker, contact the Parks' office by calling (269) 467-5519 or stop into the MSU Extension Office at 612 E. Main Street in Centreville. You can also ask for a sticker at any park with an operator.




Why are County Parks important?

  • Studies show that being outdoors improves health and wellbeing. St. Joseph County Parks encourage healthy lifestyles by being available for a variety of recreation all year round.
  • Parks are shown to be one of the top three factors in the quality of life of a community.
  • Green spaces promotes conservation of natural resources, protects natural habitats and helps to improve water and air quality.
  • County Parks bring visitors! Tourism is great for our local economy.

The St. Joseph County Parks & Recreation Department strives to offer beautiful, natural parks for our residents, visitors and wildlife. Our goal is to provide the public with outstanding recreational experiences, in parks that make the most of and protect our unique natural resources. We hope you will visit often and enjoy our county parks!

ACCESSIBILITY: St. Joseph County Parks will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate special needs. Please contact us five working days in advance if special accommodations are requested. Park services are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.

PARK HOURS: St. Joseph County Parks are open daily from dawn to dusk.



  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Disc Golfing
  • Winter Tubing
  • Camping
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnicing
  • Free Play
  • Weddings
  • Family Gatherings