Situated on 129 acres along the shore of 4000 acre Hardy Pond, this Park's "Up North" look and feel makes it hard to believe that Grand Rapids is only 45 minutes away. This park offers 176 campsites, 26 of which are full hook-up, and 11 camping cabins. A three-lane modern boat launch and dock rentals are available. Additionally, this park features a swimming beach, picnic area, play areas, and a group camping site. A pavilion is available for reservations, next to the official trailhead for Michigan's Dragon at Hardy Dam.
Hardy Pond Water Level Update
Hardy Pond visitors, please note that Consumer’s Energy started lowering Hardy Pond on November 1st, 2022, and keeping the water levels low until Friday, May 26th, 2023. Therefore, boat ramps at Sandy Beach County Park and Hardy Dam County Marina may not be available until May 26th.
Also, Consumer’s Energy has stated water levels will not start lowering until November 1, 2023. Moving forward, water levels will follow this cycle for 2024 as well.
Rates & Fees
|wdt_ID||Rental Accomodations||Nightly (Th-Su)||Nightly (M-W) Non-Holiday||21-Day Rate||Seasonal|
|1||Campsite (Full-hookup, Pull-thru, Water View)||$45||$40||-||-|
|2||Campsite Full-hookup (Water/Sewer/Electric)||$45||$40||-||$2,800|
Newaygo County Parks Motor Vehicle Permits(MVP) is required for entrance. Permits valid in all Newaygo County Parks
- Daily MVP $7
- 3-Day MVP $21
- Annual MVP $35
- Regional Recreation Pass $60
- Non-Camper use of sanitation station $20
Contact During Camping Season (4/28-10/08)
Sandy Beach County Park
6926 E. 30th Street
White Cloud, MI 49349
Contact Before and After Camping Season
Newaygo County Parks Administration Office
4684 Evergreen Drive
Newaygo, MI 49337
Phone: (231) 689-7340 Fax: (231) 689-7341