Wildlife Watching

Areas known for an abundance of animals or areas prone to certain species of animal

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Click to center Arthur Dodd Memorial Park in the map view.
County Park
Click to center Benton Township River Park in the map view.
Township Park
Click to center Bridgeton Township Park Muskegon River Launch in the map view.
This launch is used during the annual Muskegon River Voyage of Discovery paddle from Houghton Lake to Muskegon Lake.
Click to center Cecil Bay Park in the map view.
Blueways Water Trail Access Site
Click to center Connor Bayou Park in the map view.
Click to center Covert Park Beach in the map view.
Township Park & campground
Click to center CR 665 Water Access in the map view.
secondary access/bridge crossing
Click to center DNR ACCESS SNOOKS HIGHWAY in the map view.
Snooks Highway water access to the Middle Channel and Muscamoot Bay
Click to center Duck Lake State Park Access in the map view.
Duck Lake State Park is a day-use park, featuring a towering sand dune.
Click to center Galien River-Red Arrow Highway Public Access in the map view.
Click to center Grand River Park in the map view.
Click to center H.B. Dunton Park in the map view.
Boat Launch
Click to center Hamlin Lake Canoe Trail in the map view.
Ludington State Park Canoe Trail starting point
Click to center Holland State Park - Beach in the map view.
State Campground
Click to center Island Sanctuary Park - Crooked River in the map view.
Park and River Access at East Street
Click to center Kal-Haven Trail Picnic Pavilion in the map view.
Dinghy dock, picnic area, no vehicle access
Click to center Kirk Park Access in the map view.
County Park
Click to center Lake Erie Metropark Launch in the map view.
Lake Erie Metropark Launch.
Click to center Lake Michigan Recreation Area - Manistee N.F. Access in the map view.
Click to center Ludington State Park - Hamlin Lake Access in the map view.
The Ludington State Park is known as the most popular state park in Michigan for its abundant natural resources and endless activities.
Click to center Maple Bay Boating Access Site in the map view.
DNR Maple Bay Boat Launch - Burt Lake
Click to center Marcus Park in the map view.
A quaint pocket park abutting Duck Lake State Park
Click to center Miami Marina Boat Launch in the map view.
Public Boat Ramp
Click to center Mill Iron Road at Muskegon River in the map view.
This is a popular local launch for small boats, canoes and kayaks. Free parking is available at a paved culdesac above a 50 yard gravel driveway that leads to a flat area right at the river's edge.
Click to center Monroe Rd. Pentwater River Access in the map view.
Pentwater River Side-Excursion
Click to center Muskegon State Park Beach Access in the map view.
The park features two campgrounds, a swimming beach and pavilion bath house, restrooms, hiking trails, scenic views of large sand dunes and the Lake Michigan shoreline, south of the Muskegon Lake Channel Lighthouse.
Click to center Muskegon State Park Snug Harbor in the map view.
Snug Harbor features a boat launch, parking, picnic pavilion, grills, fishing, swimming on Muskegon Lake and hiking trails to Lake Michigan through wooded dunes.
Click to center Negwegon State Park - Back Country Camping in the map view.
Blueways Water Trail Access Site
Click to center Nordhouse Dunes Boat Launch - Hamlin Lake Access in the map view.
The Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is the only Federally Designated wilderness in Michigan's lower peninsula and encompasses 3,450 acres of National Forest
Click to center P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Access in the map view.
This popular State Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, and interpretive programs at the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.
Click to center Petoskey State Park- Tannery Creek Campground water access in the map view.
Click to center Pointe Mouillee State Game Area in the map view.
Public Boat Launch
Click to center Silver Lake State Park-Boat Launch in the map view.
Click to center Spring Lake Park - Spring Lake in the map view.
Spring Lake Park - Not a good access point.
Click to center Tawas Lake in the map view.
Fishing and Waterfowl Hunting & Viewing
Click to center Tunnel Park in the map view.
County Park
Click to center Van Buren State Park in the map view.
State Park Access Site
Click to center Veterans Memorial Park on Muskegon River in the map view.
Veterans Memorial Park, on Muskegon River at Muskegon Lake is a historically significant World War I memorial park and a tribute to all veterans. Significant effort is underway to restore historic features and passive public outdoor recreation amenities.
Click to center Country Cabins of Topinabee in the map view.
Click to center Fleetwood Inn & Suites in the map view.
Click to center Koviak's Cabins in the map view.
Click to center Bay County Pinconning Park and Campground in the map view.
County Owned Park, Campground and Boat Launch.
Click to center Burt Lake State Park Campground in the map view.
Burt Lake State Park - Popular campground and day use facility
Click to center Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in the map view.
Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga, campground and cabins owned and operated by Emmet Countyers, seven rental cabins (open year round)
Click to center Cheboygan State Park Campground in the map view.
Cheboygan State Park Campground and day use facility
Click to center Holland State Park Campground in the map view.
State Campground
Click to center Kal-Haven Rustic Campground, No Vehicle Access in the map view.
Small rustic campground
Click to center Maple Bay State Forest Campground in the map view.
Rustic Campground on Burt Lake
Click to center Muskegon State Park Lake Michigan Campground in the map view.
The Muskegon State Park Lake Michigan Campground is located directly across Scenic Drive from Winter Sports Complex, luge and hiking trails through wooded dunes. The historic Blockhouse is nearby, offering a panoramic view of the topography.
Click to center Muskegon State Park- South Channel Campground in the map view.
Click to center P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Campground in the map view.
Click to center Pigeon Bay Campground in the map view.
Click to center Andreae Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and wildlife
Click to center BearSaw Creek Nature Preserve in the map view.
Nature Preserve
Click to center Black Hole Nature Preserve in the map view.
Nature Preserve on connecting channel to Pickerel Lake
Click to center Chaboiganing Nature Preserve in the map view.
Nature Preserve on Burt Lake near Maple Bay Campground
Click to center Fergus Nature Preserve in the map view.
Nature Preserve
Click to center Fochtman Nature Preserve in the map view.
Property on Round Lake and creek connecting to Crooked Lake
Click to center Gauthier Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and sightseeing along the shore of Lake Huron
Click to center Hailand, Art & Sally Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center Helmer's Dam - Robert D Van Campen Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and fishing along the Pigeon River
Click to center Hildner Bearce-Wauben Nature Preserves in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and wildlife
Click to center Inland Waterway Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center Johnston, Ray Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center Lee Grande Ranch Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy non motorized trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding
Click to center North Arm Loon Preserve in the map view.
Natural area with a walking path to provide access to water
Click to center Ponshewaing Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center Rocky Point Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center Seven Springs Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and wildlife
Click to center South Round Lake Nature Preserve in the map view.
Click to center The Headlands Nature Preserve in the map view.
Designated as an International Dark Sky Park
Click to center Vivian Van Campen Nature Preserve in the map view.
Enjoy hiking and fishing along the Pigeon River
Click to center Galien River Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding in the map view.
Rent Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards on the Galien River
Click to center Fay Martin River Resort in the map view.
Resort with 6 cabins sits on 2 acres of landscaped lawn, fronting one side of Michigan's famous Inland Waterway, on the Indian River.
Click to center Gower Resort in the map view.
Click to center Happy Hour Resort in the map view.
Click to center The Landings Resort & Marina in the map view.
Click to center Grass River Natural Area Water Access in the map view.
Water access point at the Grass River Natural Area
Click to center Saugatuck Dunes State Park in the map view.
State Park
Click to center Ludington State Park - Beach House in the map view.
Lake Michigan Primary Route