Our Policies

Check-in/out

Welcome to Paradise! We are so happy you chose to spend your time with us. On the day of arrival you will be able to check in at 2pm or after; on the day of departure we ask you depart no later than 1pm.

General Policies

-Please be a kind visitor and clean up after yourself.

-Paradise Cove Campground is a small campground so please be courteous of our neighbors. Quiet time begins at 10pm each night until 8am.

-Please – no more than 4 adults to a campsite.

-We offer a communal fire ring for all campers to use, any and all campfires must be attended at all times. Please be neighborly to those around you and respect those staying on the sites near the ring.

-Wood is available on site for free. Please contact the Campground Staff to assist in this matter. Charges of up to $25.00 will be added to your stay if you leave any trash in your fire pit (plastic, glass, cans). There is a garbage receptacle at the end of the road (Paradise Cove Bar& Grill) for your trash, please don’t leave it at the campsite.

-Tents of any description are not allowed – all trailers must be self contained.

-Please be cognizant of children and pets on the property. Please drive slow.

Pets

We enjoy seeing your four-legged family! However all pets must be on a leash or tag line if they are outside your RV at all times. Pets may not be left outside your RV unattended. Portable fences are not permitted.

Please help us keep the sites looking nice by cleaning up after them

Damages

Should you or your guest damage or leave the property in a state that would require extra clean up (i.e. trash in fire pits, trash around the site, tables broken) your credit card will be charged a clean up fee of $25.00. Please be a courteous guest and leave the sites as they were when you arrived.

Cancelations

We understand that plans may need to change. Any cancelations that are made more than 72 hours from your planned arrival will be 100% refunded. Any cancelations made within 72 hours of your planned arrival will be charged a $50.00 cancelation fee.

What’s Nearby?

Leelanau County is one of Northern Michigan’s gems with tons to do and explore!

Options such as Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Wineries/ Vineyards, Microbreweries and lots of water activities will keep you busy during your stay.

Sleeping Bear National

Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: For a parking permit and specific directions, stop by the visitor’s center in Empire. Popular spots include Alligator Hill, The Empire Bluff, Pierce Stocking Drive, The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Good Harbor Bay, Pyramid Point, and Glen Haven Beach. If you have lots of energy, tackle the dune climb south of Glen Haven, then slog through miles of gorgeous dune trails to the isolated Lake Michigan beach (if you do, allow several hours for the journey, use lots of sunscreens, and bring shoes to protect your feet from the hot sand). Also, part of the national lakeshore, North and South Manitou Islands (access by passenger ferry from Leland) are ringed with miles of secluded beaches. Off South Manitou, snorkelers and scuba divers can view the shipwreck of the Three Brothers, a 162-foot wooden lumber hooker that was stranded in 1911, which sits in water from eight to 45 feet deep.

Beaches

Northern Michigan has a wide variety of water inlets. Nearby we have options such as Lake Michigan, Lake Leelanau, Grand Traverse Bay and many other smaller inlet lakes. All have varieties of beaches to enjoy!

Van’s beach: Take a left turn at Van’s Garage in Leland and walk down the sandy trail to Lake Michigan.

Good Harbor Beach: This beach on the beautiful Lake Michigan and offers a wonderful view of the islands.

Cold Brook Beach: Enjoy the southern end of Lake Leelanau from this beach.

Elmwood Township Beach: This park was redone in the past few years to include a new playground, picnic tables and restrooms. You can’t miss it as you drive down M-22 next to West Grand Traverse Bay.

Empire Beach: Empire is a little jump to the west of Leelanau. There are two beaches that are in Empire; Lake Michigan beach and Cannon Park on South Bar Lake.

Leelanau State Park: 15310 North Lighthouse Point Road, is located just north of Northport. The beach is rocky so be sure to bring water shoes!

North Bar Beach: Located in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, north of Empire. There is a bit of a hike to get to the water, but it is worth it to experience the Dunes to get to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Suttons Bay Municipal Park and Beach: This beach and picnic area are adjacent to the marina in Downtown Suttons Bay.

Winery/ Vineyards

Leelanau County is well known for their amazing wineries. Our Leelanau Peninsula is the oldest and largest Michigan wine trail and has roughly 25 to taste from!

Sleeping Bear Loop:

Amoritas Vineyards

Bel Lago Vineyard & Winery

Boathouse Vineyards

Chateau Fontaine

Cherry Republic Winery

French Valley Vineyard

Good Harbor Vineyards

Laurentide Winery

Soul Squeeze Cellars

Northern Peninsula Loop:

Aurora Cellars

45 North Vineyard & Winery

Green Bird Organic Cellars and Farms

Leelanau Wine Cellars

Nathaniel Rose Wine

Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery

Tandem Ciders

Verterra Winery

Grand Traverse Loop:

Black Star Farms

Ciccone Vineyard & Winery

Mawby

Rove Estate

Shady Lane Cellars

Two K Farms

Satellite Tasting Rooms:

BigLittle

Glen Arbor Wines

M-22 Winery

The Ridge at Verterra

Microbrews

Explore Leelanau County’s options of Microbreweries. Once you are done with those, hop over to Traverse City to see what they have brewing!

Microbrews in Leelanau:

Farm Club

Hob Lot Brewing

The Mitten Brewing

Microbrews in Traverse City:

Brewery Terra Firma

Right Brain Brewery

MiddleCoast Brewing Company

The Workshop Brewing Company

Rare Bird Brewpub

The Filling Station Microbrewery

North Peak Brewing Company

Earthen Ales

Mackinaw Brewing Company

Jolly Pumpkin restaurant and Brewery