Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system including high wooded dunes, foredunes, beach and a dune blowout. A 0.7 mile (one way) hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views of woods, the dune blowout and Lake Michigan. A unique shade canopy, dune boardwalk trail and pit toilets are located near the beach.

Dogs are not allowed in the park.

Amenities & Activities~
Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS) (The walk to the beach is strenuous)
Stairways & decks with scenic views of Lake Michigan
Hiking trails & boardwalks
Interpretive signs
Picnic tables & grills
Unique shade canopy near beach
Modern restrooms near parking area & rustic restrooms near beach
Paved parking area

* Barrier free facilities include parking lot restrooms, picnic tables and grills. Some trails are
wheelchair accessible and all stairs are designed to be ADA accessible.

Hours~ 
March 1 through October 15 – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 16 through February 28 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees~
Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Please note that a Michigan “Recreation Passport” is not valid at County Parks.  Rosy Mound Natural Area has a self-service fee station selling $7 daily permits regardless of residency.  Annual permits are not available at the self-service fee station, but can be purchased at Kirk Park which is 5 miles south on Lakeshore Drive.  Annual permits are $15 for County residents and $25 for non-residents.

Dog Policy~
Due to the narrow paths, stairways, boardwalks and trails, dogs are not allowed at Rosy Mound Natural Area. Dog policies vary from park to park, so please check each park’s webpage carefully for rules. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted.

Trail Map

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  • Payments Accepted

  • Hours

    March 1 through October 15: 7am to 10pm October 16 through February 28: 7am to 8pm
  • Cost(s)

    Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Please note that a Michigan “Recreation Passport” is not valid at County Parks. Rosy Mound Natural Area has a self-service fee station selling $7 daily permits regardless of residency. Annual permits are not available at the self-service fee station, but can be purchased at Kirk Park which is 5 miles south on Lakeshore Drive. Annual permits are $15 for County residents and $25 for non-residents.
  • Amenities

    Swimming Beach Stairways & Decks with Scenic Views of LakeMichigan Hiking Trails & Boardwalks Interpretive Signs Picnic Tables Grills Unique Shade Canopy NearBeach Modern Restrooms Near Parking Lot & Rustic Restrooms Near Beach Paved Parking Area
  • Travel time from downtown Grand Haven

    5 Minutes
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