Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Ripps Bayou

Ripps Bayou Water
Ripps Bayou
Ripps Bayou Lily
5850 Leonard Road
Coopersville, MI 49404


This Polkton Township Property is only accessible by boat from the Grand River. Paddlers can launch at Deer Creek Park

Amenities & Activities

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


This map shows facilities, parking areas, features and trails. The 172 acre site is surrounded by private property and there is no road access. The property includes a large bayou surrounded by woods. There are no designated trails or restrooms.


5am to 10pm


There are no entry or launch 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