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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Connor Bayou

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12945 North Cedar Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


From Lake Michigan Drive, travel north on 128th Avenue to N. Cedar Drive. Turn left on N. Cedar to the park entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Woodland Cabin (reservable - call the main office to place a reservation)
  • Picnic tables
  • Hiking trails and boardwalks
  • Accessible kayak and canoe launch
  • River overlook decks
  • Fishing dock
  • Rustic toilet
  • Paved parking area
  • All facilities except hiking trails are universally accessible


This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. The 142-acre property includes nearly a mile of Grand River frontage and a diversity of natural communities including wetlands, mature mixed hardwood and pine forest, and remnants of prairie plant communities. The site offers outstanding views of the Grand River and expansive wetlands to the north.


March 1 through October 15: 7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28: 7am to 8pm


There are no entry or launch fees.

Dog Policy

Dogs are permitted at Connor Bayou. From May 1 through September 30, we ask that you take your pet on designated trails only. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters or as posted. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted in all areas at any time. Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, many Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.

Additional Park Rules

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

Parks 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.