Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

North Beach Park

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18775 North Shore Drive
Ferrysburg, MI 49409


From US-31, take the Ferrysburg exit west on to 3rd Street to North Shore Drive. Turn west on North Shore and travel two miles to the entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
  • Beach walkway
  • Dune stairs & deck with scenic Lake Michigan views
  • Seasonal vending machines
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables & grills
  • Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
  • Parking lot

*Barrier free facilities include the picnic shelter, restrooms, beach walkway, dune overlook deck, playground and some picnic tables and grills.


This Map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails.  This seven acre waterfront park offers swimming and sunbathing along 745 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. During the summer, a barrier free beach walkway is available. Visitors can also climb the wooden stairway to the top of a dune for a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.


March 1 through October 15:  7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 through February 28:  7:00am - 8:00pm


Motor vehicle parking fees are in effect from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are not permitted at North Beach Park May 1 through September 30.
  • Dogs are required to be leashed (10’ max) and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted in park buildings, restrooms, picnic shelters, playground areas, volleyball courts, 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


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

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.