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Port Sheldon Natural Area

6260 - 160th Ave. (approx.)
West Olive, MI 49460

5925 160th Ave
West Olive, MI


From US-31, travel west on Port Sheldon Road to 160th. Travel south on 160th to the preferred entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Small parking area and information kiosk
  • Off-trail hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Dogs are allowed on or off leash
  • Archery deer hunting. More information


This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. Port Sheldon Natural area is 440 acres including gently rolling terrain, woods, wildlife ponds and Ten Hagen Creek. There are no restroom facilities.


5am to 10pm

The parking area is not plowed in winter.


There are no park fees.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands
  • Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog.
  • Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) is allowed at some Open Space Lands. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.
  • Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
  • Dog policies vary from park to park, please visit the individual park’s page before visiting with your dog.
Open Space Land Rules