This property offers 593 acres of wooded dunes located just off the Lake Michigan shoreline and uniquely situated between state, county and city parks. Ten miles of hiking trails link North Ottawa Dunes to North Beach Park and PJ Hoffmaster State Park. The property features tremendous topography with an elevation change of 185 feet in the parabolic dune formations. Eight distinct dunes in the rugged landscape exceed 750 feet in height for spectacular, scenic views of the surroundings.

Directions

From US-31, take the Ferrysburg exit west on to 3rd Street to North Shore Drive. Turn west on North Shore and travel one mile to the City of Ferrysburg’s Coast Guard Park. Enter Coast Guard Park and look for the North Ottawa Dunes trail head.

Amenities & Activities

  • Access, trail head and parking at Coast Guard Park
  • Picnic tables
  • Modern restrooms during warm months
  • Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
  • Firearm hunting on limited occasions by special permit.  More information

Map

This map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails.  This property offers 593 acres of wooded dunes located just off the Lake Michigan shoreline and uniquely situated between state, county and city parks. Ten miles of hiking trails link North Ottawa Dunes to North Beach Park and PJ Hoffmaster State Park. The property features tremendous topography with an elevation change of 185 feet in the parabolic dune formations. Eight distinct dunes in the rugged landscape exceed 750 feet in height for spectacular, scenic views of the surroundings.

Hours

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

Fees

There are no entry fees.

Dog Policy

  • Dogs are permitted at North Ottawa Dunes with the exception of the dune stairs.
  • Dogs are required to be leashed (10’ max) and under control at all times.
  • Dogs are not permitted in buildings, restrooms, 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.
  • Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.

Additional Park Rules

  • Payments Accepted

  • Hours

    North Ottawa Dunes is open year-round at the following times: April 1 through October 31 - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. November 1 through March 31 - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Cost(s)

    No fees
  • Amenities

    Picnic Tables Modern Restrooms During Warmer Months Hiking Trails Ungroomed Cross Country Ski Trails
  • Travel time from downtown Grand Haven

    8 minutes
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