Bay County Pinconning Park

Dan Tomczak, Sr. Park Ranger
Open All Year Round!

3041 East Pinconning Road
Pinconning, Michigan 48650-9731
Voice: (989) 879-5050
Fax: (989) 879-4715

Rules and Regulations

Pinconning Park is open to the public.  Park staff reserves the right to have anyone removed from the park for rules violations, unsafe activities, and/or alleged criminal activities.  Violation of Pinconning Park Rules and Regulations shall be reason for eviction from the Pinconning Park, without refund.

  1. The beach and day-use areas are open from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  2. Profanity, drunk and/or disorderly conduct, fighting, threatening, indecent or assaultive behavior is not permitted at Pinconning Park.
  3. There are no lifeguards on duty at Pinconning Park at any time.
  4. Vehicle speed limits are limited to maximum of 10 MPH at Pinconning Park.
  5. Fireworks are not permitted at any time on Pinconning Park property.
  6. No hunting is allowed on any area of Pinconning Park.
  7. Firearms are not permitted on Pinconning Park property, except for the purpose of legal transport of the firearm.
  8. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on any park trail.
  9. Campsite and cabin check in/check out time is 3:00 p.m.
  10. Quiet time is 10:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
  11. Registered park/cabin visitors only after 10:00 p.m. All other park visitors must vacate the park by 10:00 p.m.
  12. Cabin and/or campsite renters must be 18 years old.
  13. Not more than one camp, occupied by a single family, or a group of not more than four unrelated persons shall camp overnight on a single campsite.
  14. All vehicle permits, park fees, camp and cabin fees shall be paid on time.
  15. Camping and cabin extensions are made through the park office.  Advance reservations are recommended.
  16. Campsites/cabin areas must be clean and orderly at all times.  Park staff reserve the right to evict from the park any camper/cabin renter that maintains a site that is deemed unsafe, or detrimental to the general appearance of Pinconning Park.
  17. Not more than two registered vehicles on a cabin/campsite at any time.
  18. Not more than one tent and one trailer, or two tents allowed per campsite.
  19. Not more than one picnic table is allowed per site.
  20. Park staff approval is required to set up a porch, or deck on a campsite.
  21. All refuse, trash, etc. shall be placed in a park trash can.  No littering is allowed at any time in the park.  Do not place trash, garbage in a fire ring.
  22. Noise levels must be controlled at all times.  Any noises, including music, voice levels, generators are limited to a volume that cannot be heard at the closest campsite, or cabin area.
  23. Use of loud speakers, or amplified sound equipment is not permitted in any area of the park without prior park staff consent.
  24. Campfires are allowed in designated fire rings only.  Campfires are not permitted on the beach.  Extinguish fires prior to leaving a campsite/cabin.
  25. It is a violation to cut, or remove any tree or limb, dead or alive on park property.
  26. Pets must have current licenses, must be under control of owner at all times, must be on a 6 ft. leash, must not be left unattended, and are not allowed in the beach area.  No excessive barking, or aggressive dogs are allowed.  Owners shall promptly pick up animal waste from pets.
  27. Pinconning Park does not provide refunds for early departures