Rosy Mound Natural Area in Grand Haven, MI

Rosy Mound babywearing

Park managed by Ottawa County

About Rosy Mound Natural Area

Address: 13925 Lakeshore Drive Grand Haven, MI 49417

Work up a sweat then cool off in the lake! Rosy Mound Natural Area has a lot of stairs - 360 to be exact - and the walk to the beach is strenuous. Due to high water levels this beach is smaller than most, but still big enough for a quick dip before you head back to the car.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate



Hiking Trail Details

The main trail to the beach is a 0.7 mile (one way) hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

It can be strenuous - the hiking trail includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views.

Once you get to the lake, there’s a smaller boardwalk loop that goes by the dunes. 

Some trails are wheelchair accessible and all stairs are designed to be ADA accessible.

Rosy Mound Stairs

Rosy Mound Natural Area Features

  • Accessible
  • Beach
  • Free Admission
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trails
  • Lake or River
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms

Rosy Mound Lake Day

Facilities: Restrooms, picnic tables with grills, and pavilion by the lake.

Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas

Time of Year? April - September: 7 AM - 10PM; October - March: 7 AM - 8PM.