Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Historic Ottawa Beach Parks

Black Lake Boardwalk
East 2278 Black Lake Avenue
West 2358 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424

Mt. Pisgah
2238 3rd Ave (approximate)
Holland, MI 49424

Amenities & Activities

Black Lake Boardwalk-East
  • Parking Lot (two hour limit)
  • Picnic tables
  • Fishing and overlook decks
  • Canoe/kayak access
  • Access to Mt. Pisgah
Black Lake Boardwalk-West
  • Parking Lot (two hour limit)
  • Overlook decks and displays
Mt. Pisgah
  • Stairways and trails
  • Overlooks and displays
Ottawa Beach Marina
  • Seasonal slips
  • Transient slips
  • Public restroom
  • Seating areas
  • Universal kayak launch
  • Learn more about the marina by clicking here.


This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. Historic Ottawa Beach Parks include the Black Lake Boardwalks, Mt. Pisgah and the Lake Michigan Beach adjacent to Holland State Park. This site, established by the West Michigan Park Association in 1886, is made up of 58 acres that border a number of historic cottages and was once home to the Ottawa Beach Hotel. Learn more about its fascinating history. It includes 750 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 2400 feet of Lake Macatawa shoreline and beautiful wooded dunes which are dispersed between the cottages and Holland State Park. Visitors are encouraged to make the climb up to Mt. Pisgah and enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding areas.


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


There are no entry fees. Note that there is a two hour limit in parking lot. Should you choose to enter Holland State Park, their rules and entry fees apply.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are not allowed at Mt. Pisgah.
  • Dogs are permitted at Black Lake Boardwalk East and West, but 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 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