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Fishing Access

The north parking lot and wheelchair accessible paved walkways at Silver Beach provide quick and easy access to the South Pier at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. This popular fishing location offers anglers access to shore and pier fishing opportunities. Examples of the types of fish typically caught here include lake perch, rainbow trout (steelhead), brown trout, coho salmon, chinook salmon, whitefish and catfish.

PLEASE NOTE: Public use of the South Pier is allowed at your own risk. The pier is a navigational structure maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Although access is provided by connecting walkways, when you are on the South Pier, you are no longer on Silver Beach County Park property. There are no Lifeguards on the Pier. Use caution and keep off of the pier during icy conditions, storms and high seas.


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811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
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701 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
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