Fishing is available at many properties. Fisherman must follow the state laws. Boat launches are available at Deer Creek Park, Grand River Park and Riverside Park. A motor vehicle permit (daily or annual) is required at the Riverside Park boat launch Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
The Ottawa Beach Marina at Historic Ottawa Beach on Lake Macatawa is open from April 15-October 31 each year. It is the closest marina to the mouth of Lake Michigan and features 26 transient slips, 15 seasonal slips, and 5 moorings. To book a transient slip, please click here. For information regarding seasonal slips and kayak storage, please call: (616) 298-1482
Boat launches are available at Deer Creek Park, Grand River Park, and Riverside Park. An annual motor vehicle permit is required at the Riverside Park boat launch Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Bike-friendly paved paths are offered along the Musketawa Trail, as well as on the paved Idema Explorers Trail
at Grand Ravines and Connor Bayou.
Additional bike paths and trails are available along the lakeshore and winding through local communities.
There are a number of exciting regional trail systems under construction in Ottawa County. Learn more about them using the links below:
Mountain bike trails are offered at Grand
River Park, Pigeon Creek Park, Riley Trails, Upper Macatawa Natural
Area, and Riverside Park.
Mountain bikers should be aware that Upper Macatawa Natural Area allows archery hunting by special permit and that the technical trails close during very wet conditions; to get the most up-to- date information about the Upper Mac trails, visit their Facebook page or miOttawa.org/trails
Please note that bicycles are not allowed at Pigeon Creek once winter operations have begun. Confirm winter operation on our trail conditions page. Those interested in fat tire winter biking should visit Riley Trails or Grand River Park.
Already completed the Historic River Road Tour? Download an additional insert with three half day activities.
Having a Safe VisitOttawa County Parks are generally safe. These common-sense precautions will help make your visit a pleasant one.
Please see the amenities & features at all
the parks for more activities, including swimming, volleyball, picnicking, and others!