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What are the parking lot fees for this year?

The City Beach parking lot has a flat fee of $12 (effective May, 2018) for each day of the week.  This fee is an entrance fee. You may re-enter the City Beach parking lot later in the day if it is not full and if you pay again.

When does collection start?

Memorial Day weekend. Sunsets and sunrises are still free. Collection hours are between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. Visitors using the parking lot before or after these collection hours do not have to pay to enter the City Beach.


Third Coast Surf Shop offers rentals and lessons for kayaks and paddleboards as a City concession at the City Beach, between the parking lot and the breakwater.

City Beach Kayak Concession

Please see the City's Water Trails page for information on paddling the Galien River and Lake Michigan.