Saint Joseph Beaches
City Boat Launch
Jasper Dairy Boating Access Site (DNR)
Hard-surfaced ramp, 40 parking spaces.
From I-94 Exit 27, follow Niles Ave South. Turn right onto Jasper Dairy Rd, follow East to launch site.
Lion's Park Beach
Located off Exit 27 of I-94 below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph, south on Lions Park Drive. Sheltered pavilions, parking and sidewalks. (No lifeguard on duty). Playground, picnic areas, restrooms and a superb view of St. Joseph's piers and lighthouse.
A 107 acre park located in a bend of the St. Joseph River. The park has baseball fields, playground equipment, picnic shelters, and nature trails. Several of the shelters are available for rental, call 269.983.6325 for more information. Reduced rental rates for city residents.
Silver Beach County Park
Located off Exit 27 of I-94 below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph. It has a 600-space parking lot off Broad Street, men's and women's bathhouses, park office and visitors' center, pavilion, south pier, bike racks, playground equipment, volleyball nets and a 1,600-foot beach for swimmers (lifeguard on duty during the summer). Parking fee.
Located just north of the St Joseph River Channel off Upton and Marina drives in St Joseph. It features a public beach and access to the North Pier and lighthouse for a stroll or fishing. Restrooms, parking fee. No lifeguard on duty.