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Ottawa County Parks

Pigeon Creek Park

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12524 Stanton Street
West Olive, MI 49460


From US 31, take Stanton Road and travel three miles east to the park entrance. From 120th Avenue, travel west on Stanton about a half mile.

Amenities & Activities

  • Pigeon Creek Lodge (reservable mid-April through October)
  • Group Camp Area (reservable by recognized organizations)
  • Hiking, biking & horseback riding trails
  • Bridges, boardwalks & overlook decks
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Modern restrooms & rustic toilets
  • Cross-country ski trails, three miles illuminated for evening skiing
  • Sledding hill illuminated for evening use
  • Snowshoeing trails
  • Ski & snowshoe rental
  • Ski lessons
  • Concession stand
  • Trails are closed to hikers, bikers, & equestrians during the winter

Barrier free facilities include the lodge, restrooms, group camp area, some picnic tables, some grills & about one mile of trail.


This Map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. Tucked away in the middle of the county, this 444-acre park offers a year-round retreat for the outdoor enthusiast. Over ten miles of trails wind through old pine plantations, mature deciduous forests and through bottomland forests along the Pigeon River. The trail system includes designated trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. During the winter, this park is a popular cross-country ski destination with groomed trails for both classic and ski skating, sledding hills and snowshoe paths. Three miles of ski trails and a sledding hill are illuminated for evening activities and ski lessons are offered. The Pigeon Creek Lodge provides ski rental, a food and beverage concession and serves as a warming house. (Winter Map)


March 1 through October 15:  7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28:  7am to 8pm
During satisfactory snow conditions: 7am to 10pm


There are no entry or trail use fees.

Dog Policy

Dogs are permitted at Pigeon Creek Park except when snow conditions are right for cross country skiing and sledding. 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 all times. Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.

Additional Park Rules

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.