Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Pigeon Creek Group Camp Area

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  • Outdoor facility available for overnight outings for groups from recognized organizations*
  • Tent sites can accommodate up to 40 individuals
  • Large fire pit/gathering area (firewood provided)
  • Picnic tables
  • Group grill
  • Pit toilets
  • Hand water pump
  • Some tent sites and trails are barrier free

Times Available

Overnight from 3:00pm - Noon

Reservation Fee

$40 - Ottawa County Residents
$60 - Non-County Residents

*Organizations will be verified by Parks office.

Make a Reservation

Facility Rules

  • Nothing is allowed that would damage park property or furnishings. This includes nails, screws, tacks, staples, duct tape, mailing tape, or similar products.
  • Anything that would leave evidence after the reservation is not allowed. This includes sidewalk chalk, glitter, confetti, birdseed, rice, or sprinkled decorations of any kind.
  • Dogs and other animals are not allowed in any rental areas. Service dogs are permitted if working and wearing an identifying harness or vest.
  • Alcohol is not allowed.
  • There is a fire pit available for use with reservations. Firewood for cooking/heat is provided (it is not enough for large bonfires). Fires should be thoroughly extinguished before the end of the reservation.
  • Please remind guests that the restroom facilities are rustic. A hand water pump and pit toilets are available.

Facility Opening/Closing

The facility will only be available at the times listed on your rental confirmation form. You may not see a staff person during your reservation.

Parks staff will:

  • Make sure your facility is ready and the gate is open on time. The gate may appear to be locked, but it should open right up for you if you arrive during the specified time.
  • Remove trash after your reservation.

You (the renter) would be responsible for:

  • Any food-related needs, such as table coverings, dishes, utensils, etc.
  • Placing all trash in the bins that are provided.
  • Removing all belongings at the end of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations that are cancelled 30 days or more in advance of the reservation date will receive a 50% refund of the reservation fee. Reservations cancelled less than 30 days in advance of the reservation date will result in the loss of the entire reservation fee.

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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

  • Pigeon Creek Hotline: (616) 738-9531

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.

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