Ottawa County, Michigan

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 required to be leashed (10’ max) and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, off-trail, or as posted.
  • 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