Ferrysburg, MIThis property is not currently open to the public. It will open on October 15, 2018 following boundary marking, safety improvements, sign and trail marking installations.
Amenities & Activities
- Natural surface trail around the in-land lake (~2 miles)
- Marked hiking trails
The Land Conservancy purchased half the property by securing a loan from The Conservation Fund and has leased its portion of the property to Ottawa County Parks for management. Once the funds have been secured to pay back the loan used for purchase, and additional expenses, the property will be transferred to and fully owned by Ottawa County Parks. Both organizations are working to secure the remaining funds needed to protect all of the property. Ottawa County Parks submitted a 2018 grant application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and a decision on that request will be made in December of 2018. Any amount of public support will help! Anyone interested in making a contribution to help save this property for public enjoyment and nature preservation can visit: naturenearby.org/ottawasands
Since the addition of this property to the county parks system was unexpected, funds are not available for its immediate development. For now the site will remain undeveloped.For more information about development, please click here.
RulesUpon opening on October 15, 2018, these are some rules visitors should expect to follow:
- No swimming
- Catch and release fishing only
- No live bait
- Watercraft of any kind on the lake are prohibited
- Dogs must be on a 10' leash and in the owner’s control
- All other Ottawa County Parks rules and regulations are in effect