Crockery Creek Natural Area
This 331 acre natural area includes frontage on both the Grand River and Crockery Creek. About 2 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails meander along wooded ridges and wetlands as well as through floodplain forest and open hardwoods. The existing farm house and barn are from a Centennial Farm and are currently closed to the public. In addition to the creek itself, natural features on the site include mature wooded ridges, floodplain forest, open hardwoods, wet meadows and buttonbush swamp. This diversity of natural communities provides habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, red-headed woodpeckers and river otters. A small created wetland also provides a resting and feeding area for waterfowl. In addition to resident wildlife, the area provides staging areas for many migratory birds.
Amenities & Activities
– Parking lot
– Portable toilet
– Hiking and cross-country ski trails
– Hunting by special permit only
Dogs are permitted at Crockery Creek Natural Area. From May 1 through September 30, we ask that you take your pet on designated trails only. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. 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