Weko Beach & Campground is a wonderful place to experience the great outdoors, meet new people, relax and enjoy the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit!
What to do
Nestled among 42 acres of picturesque, wooded dunes, Weko Beach offers guests a modern beach house, small craft boat launch, concessions and clean restrooms. Visitors can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards to experience the beauty of the 960-foot shoreline from the waters of Lake Michigan. A rambling boardwalk and two observation decks afford panoramic views of the lake and wooded dunes. The playing of Taps at Weko Beach by a live bugle has been a tradition for nearly 50 years and is played at sunset every night from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For music lovers, free concerts are held throughout the summer.
Hours and admission fees
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, it is $15 per vehicle to park. You will need to pay at the parking kiosk, which only takes cards.
The park is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Parking fees must be paid from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless it is a Sunday night concert, then fees stop at 6:30 p.m.
Purchase a pass at City Hall or the Weko Campground Office. Residents of Bridgman and Lake Township passes are $10. Residents that are age 65+ qualify for one free pass per household. Non-resident passes are $45. Current vehicle registration is required for a seasonal pass.
This beach has one of only three "direct access" boat launches in Michigan, especially suited for small fishing and sailing watercraft, kayaks and canoes. An entrance fee for parking and boat ramp fees apply from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information follow them on Facebook under Weko Beach & Campground or at www.bridgman.org.
Boat ramp passes
You can also purchase a boat ramp pass at City Hall or Weko campground office. Residents of Bridgman and Lake Township will pay $30 for a ramp pass. Non-Resident ramp passes are $65. Daily Boat Ramp pass is $30, paid at the kiosk machine.
Weko Beach Camping
Weko offers 68 campsites and seven rustic cabins available May through mid-October. Reservations can be made online at www.bridgman.org or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a playground onsite for young kids and a camp store nearby!
No dogs, glass or alcoholic beverages are allowed on the beach. Find more detailed information on the Weko Beach website.