Rates and Rules

Entrance Fees:

When visiting us, PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE PARK with your $2-per-vehicle donation at the front gate. Thanks.

2017 Annual Park Permits are available for $15 each and can be purchased at the Ionia County Administration Office, Ionia County Courthouse – 3rd Floor, 100 W. Main St., Ionia.

Park Hours:

For visitors who are not camping or attending events at the Palmer Lodge, the park hours are from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.

Rustic Camping:

We have 23 RUSTIC campsites for only $15 per site per night.

There is no electricity or running water at the sites, but water is available at several points in the park.

Camping areas have fire rings and picnic tables, as well as adequate on-site parking space. NOTE: Campsites are rented on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pavilions and Picnic Areas:

Picnic areas are open to the public, but can be reserved for events on request.

The two large picnic pavilions are available for $55 per day.

Palmer Lodge:

Palmer Lodge is available for rent by the day or weekend. The kitchen area is rustic, but there is a stove and refrigerator, and running water and flush toilets are just 30 feet from the lodge.

The Lodge rents for $350.00 for one day rentals (8am – 10pm) or $650.00 for weekend rentals (Friday – Sunday)  A $200.00 deposit is required as well.

The capacity of the lodge is 100 to 125 with additional seating, and is accessible year-round. There is no heating system in the building, but two large stone fireplaces can be used to take the chill off during winter months.

See our photo gallery for pictures of the lodge. For more details, please call the park office or visit the park.


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