Ottawa Sands Park in Spring Lake, MI

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Park managed by Ottawa County

About Ottawa Sands Park

Address: 18153 N Shore Drive Spring Lake, MI 49456

If you’re looking for lots of hiking opportunities, you’ll want to explore this Ottawa Sands Park as well as its neighbor to the north, North Ottawa Dunes park.

The park includes forested dunes, an 80-acre inland lake, river views and wetlands.

As an added bonus – there’s a great playground just across the street in Ferrysburg’s Coast Guard Park and a Lake Michigan Beach just down the road at North Beach Park.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Hiking Trail Details

The park includes forested dunes, an 80-acre inland lake, river views, and wetlands.

Most hikers like to hike around the lake - that's about a 2-mile hike.

One big draw is the bald eagle nest perched high in a tree.

The sandy walking trail is not shaded and is mostly flat.

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Something Unique About This Destination

Great for bird-watching and is even known for a bald eagle's nest.

Ottawa Sands Park Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restrooms

Ottawa Sands Park Bald Eagles

Facilities: Port-a-potties available at entrance.

Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas

Time of Year? Open year round during daylight hours