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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Kirk Park

9791 Lakeshore Drive N
West Olive, MI 49460

Directions

From Lake Michigan Drive, also known as M-45, travel south on Lakeshore Drive to the entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Picnic shelter (reservable)
  • Kirk Park Lodge (reservable)
  • Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)
  • Off-leash dog beach – Please note limited hours for dogs at Kirk Park are 7 - 10am and 6 - 10pm
  • Picnic tables & grills
  • Playground
  • Scenic Lake Michigan views
  • Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Modern restrooms (closed in winter)
  • Parking lot
* Barrier free facilities include picnic shelter, restrooms, some picnic tables and grills and a trail to the Lake Michigan overlook deck.

Map

This Map shows amenities, features and trails. Stretching along Lake Michigan's shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes. Nature trails with wooden stairways wind through the wooded dunes, offering spectacular views of Lake Michigan. A paved path leads to a deck overlooking the beach and Lake Michigan. This is a popular park for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking and cross country skiing.

Hours

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

Fees

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

Dog Policy

Please note limited hours for dogs at Kirk Park are 7 - 10 am and 6 - 10 pm; dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am - 6pm

  • Dog lovers will delight in the off-leash beach between the hours of 7 - 10am and 6 - 10pm daily.
  • Dogs are not permitted at the beach between the hours of 10am – 6pm daily.
  • Dogs are allowed on-leash, on park trails between 10am - 6pm daily.
  • If dogs are not at the dog beach, they are required to be leashed (10' max) and under control at all times. This includes walking to and from the beach.
  • 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