Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
Crockery Creek Natural Area11071 Wren Drive (approx.)
Nunica, MI 49448
This 331 acre natural area includes frontage on both the Grand River and Crockery Creek. About 2 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails meander along wooded ridges and wetlands as well as through floodplain forest and open hardwoods. The existing farm house and barn are from a Centennial Farm and are currently closed to the public.
In addition to the creek itself, natural features on the site include mature wooded ridges, floodplain forest, open hardwoods, wet meadows and buttonbush swamp. This diversity of natural communities provides habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, red-headed woodpeckers and river otters. A small created wetland also provides a resting and feeding area for waterfowl. In addition to resident wildlife, the area provides staging areas for many migratory birds.
The next step in the Crockery Creek Site Project will be to create a master plan with public input. This master plan will be used as a blueprint for future improvements. Proposed recreational uses for the property include hiking and cross country ski trails, wildlife viewing, canoe/kayak access to Crockery Creek, fishing access and picnicking.
Park Map - This printable map shows facilities, parking areas, features and trails (if any).
- Parking lot
- Portable toilet
- Hiking and cross-country ski trails
FeesThere are no entry fees.
Dogs are permitted at Crockery Creek Natural Area. 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. 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.
DirectionsThe Crockery Creek Natural Area is located in Crockery Township. Travel west on Wren Drive from its intersection with Leonard Street to the trail head.
Parks Administration Office
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fax: (616) 738-4812
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm