Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Hunting on Parks & Recreation Properties
Ottawa County Parks & Recreation offers hunting on over 3,340 acres of selected properties with some restrictions intended to protect hunters and park visitors alike. Before you head out to hunt, please review the rules and permit requirements. Along with the general park property rules, hunters must comply with the following:
All hunters must follow the laws of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Trapping is not allowed.
Target practice or paint ball shooting is not allowed.
Hunters must maintain a 30-yard distance from property lines. Property lines are marked with red plastic stakes.
Hunting is not allowed within 450 feet of any occupied building.
Motorized vehicles are not allowed except in designated parking areas.
Cutting of trees or branches to create shooting lanes is not allowed.
Gathering of dead materials found on the ground to construct blinds is not allowed.
Temporary type 1 ground blinds may be used.
Using bait to attract deer is not allowed.
Fishing is allowed in designated areas following the laws of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Properties with Hunting Available
Special PermitsProperties requiring a special permit include Crockery Creek Natural Area, North Ottawa Dunes and Upper Macatawa Natural Area. Special permits for archery deer hunting only are selected by a lottery drawing. Applications will be available each August. Hunters who receive a special permit must adhere to all of the rules, attend a pre-hunt meeting and pay a $20 fee.
Hunting is Not Allowed at:
Parks Administration Office
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fax: (616) 738-4812
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm