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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Port Sheldon Natural Area

Port Sheldon 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. Tavel 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.

Open Space Land Rules

Parks Visitor Center

The Nature
Education Center
at Hemlock Crossing
8115 West Olive Road
West Olive, MI 49460
Tuesday - Saturday:
9:00am - 5:00pm

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Phone: (616) 786-4847

Parks Administration Office

Room 267
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: (616) 738-4810
Fax: (616) 738-4812
In Ottawa County:
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810

General Park Hours*

March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm
*Some parks close in winter or have hours that vary. Select each park for specific park hours.