Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Crockery Creek Natural Area

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11071 Wren Drive (approx.)
Nunica, MI 49448

Directions

From Leonard, travel west of 104th to Wren Drive.  Travel West on Wren to the entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Parking lot
  • Portable toilet
  • Hiking and cross-country ski trails
  • Hunting by special permit only. See hunting for details.

Map

This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. The 331-acre natural area includes frontage on both the Grand River and Crockery Creek.  About two miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails meander along the creek, mature wooded ridges, floodplain forest, open hardwoods, wet meadows and buttonbush swamps. These diverse communities provide habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, red-headed woodpeckers and river otters. In addition to resident wildlife, the area provides staging areas for many migratory birds.  The existing farm house and barn are from a Centennial Farm and are currently closed to the public.

Hours

5am to 10pm
The parking area is not plowed in winter.

Fees

There are no entry fees.

Dog Policy

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.

Additional Park Rules

CONTACT US

Parks Visitor Center

  • The Nature
    Education Center
    at Hemlock Crossing
    8115 West Olive Road
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday:
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 786-4847

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.