Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

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

Summer Amenities

  • Group Camp Area (reservable for groups from recognized organizations)
  • Hiking, biking and equestrian trails
  • Picnic tables and grills

Winter Amenities

  • Cross country ski trails, lighted and groomed for both traditional and skate skiing
  • Once the trails are groomed for cross country skiing, dogs are not permitted anywhere in the park.
  • Sledding hill, lighted (no snowboards)
  • Snow shoe trails
  • Concession stand serving snacks and beverages
  • Ski and snow shoe rental
  • Ski Lessons

Open All Seasons

  • Modern and rustic toilets
  • Parking lot

*Barrier free facilities include the lodge, restrooms, pit toilets, picnic tables and grills. About a mile of trail is generally within barrier free standards. The Group Camp Area is fully accessible with barrier free camp sites.


Pigeon Creek Park is 282 acres with another 130 adjacent acres of County Open Space land.

This map shows parking areas, features and trails for spring, summer, and fall seasons. Visitors can enjoy hiking, mountain bike, and equestrian trails during this time.

This map displays winter amenities, parking areas, features and trails. Over ten miles of ski trails and snowshoe trails wind through old pine plantations, mature deciduous forests and through bottomland forests along the Pigeon River. The park is a popular cross country ski destination with groomed trails for both classic and ski skating. Ski trails are groomed, tracked and reset as needed throughout the day. A sledding hill is also provided. Three miles of ski trails and the sledding hill have are illuminated for evening use. The Pigeon Creek Lodge provides ski rental, a food and beverage concession and serves as a warming house. Hiking, dogs, biking, snowshoeing and horseback riding are not allowed on groomed cross country ski trails. Trails are no longer being groomed this season.

Park Hours

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 fees.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are permitted at Pigeon Creek Park during the spring, summer, and fall. Once the trails are groomed for cross country skiing, dogs are not permitted anywhere in the park. Call the administration office with questions.
  • 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, 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.