Ottawa County Parks
Rosy Mound Natural Area
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system including high wooded dunes, foredunes, beach and a dune blowout. A 0.7 mile (one way) hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views of woods, the dune blowout and Lake Michigan. A unique shade canopy, dune boardwalk trail and pit toilets are located near the beach. Improvements to this 164 acre park were completed in April 2004. Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Rosy Mound is open year ‘round.
Note: Ottawa County provides NO LIFEGUARDS at parks with swimming facilities.
Dogs are not allowed at Rosy Mound any time of year.
Park Map - This printable map shows facilities, parking areas, features and trails (if any).
- Hiking trail to Lake Michigan (somewhat strenuous due to stairs up and down dunes)
- Scenic views of Lake Michigan and dunes
- Picnic tables and grills
- Unique shade canopy near beach
- Interpretive signs along the trail
- Restrooms near parking area and near beach
FeesMotor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Due to the narrow paths, stairways, boardwalks and trails, dogs are not allowed at Rosy Mound Natural Area. Dog policies vary from park to park, so please check each park's webpage carefully for rules. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted. Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs off leash to run and play freely, so be sure to read about these sites as well.
DirectionsLocated south of Grand Haven in Grand Haven Township on Lakeshore Avenue. From US 31, turn west on Rosy Mound Drive, then south on Lakeshore Avenue to the park entrance on the west side of the road.
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