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Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Port Sheldon Natural Area

Port Sheldon Natural Area
Port Sheldon Natural Area

6260 - 160th Ave - Northeast Entrance
West Olive, MI 49460

5925 160th Ave - Southwest Entrance
West Olive, MI

Please note, Port Sheldon Natural Area is not shown correctly on Google maps. The SW entrance is not shown as “park land” and the layout of the property is incorrect. We have attempted to have Google make this correction. Please refer to this map for the correct property boundaries.

Directions

From US-31, travel west on Port Sheldon Road to 160th. Travel south on 160th to the preferred entrance.

Amenities & Activities

  • Small parking area and information kiosk
  • Off-trail hiking and cross-country skiing
  • Please be aware that archery deer hunting is allowed at some Open Space Lands. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.
  • Archery deer hunting. More information

Map

This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails. Port Sheldon Natural area is 440 acres including gently rolling terrain, woods, wildlife ponds and Ten Hagen Creek. There are no restroom facilities.

Hours

5am to 10pm

The parking area is not plowed in winter.

Fees

There are no park fees.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash, year round in Open Space Lands
  • Carry a leash with you and maintain voice control of your dog.
  • Please be aware that deer hunting (both gun and archery) is allowed at some Open Space Lands. Be mindful of the season when visiting with your pet. Learn more about where hunting is allowed.
  • Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle.
  • Dog policies vary from park to park, please visit the individual park’s page before visiting with your dog.
Open Space Land Rules