Bass River State Recreation Area

Bass River State Recreation Area

Bass River State Recreation Area of Ottawa County, Michigan

Hiking the Bass River State Recreation AreaCross Country Skiing Bass River State Recreation AreaMountain biking Bass River State Recreation AreaHorseback riding Bass River State Recreation AreaCanoe or Kayaking Bass River State Recreation Area

Trail Distance:

8 miles long with 2 loops 3 and 4 miles long.


M-45 to 104th Ave., North 2.5 miles to west park entrance. Alt. Rte.: I-96 to Eastmanville exit, South 4 miles to Warner Rd., West 5.5 miles to South Cedar Dr., North 1 mile to park entrance.

Trail List:

Bass River-Multi-Use Trail - 6 (Miles), Hiking, Bridle, Mountain Biking, Cross Country Ski

Trail Description:

Phone Number: (231) 798-3711
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 1665 (Acres)

Bass River Recreation Area, a 1,665-acre site in central Ottawa County, consists of open meadows, open brush land, mature hardwoods, small ponds and 300-acre Max Lake. It has approximately three miles of frontage on the Grand River. The park is used primarily for boating, hiking, mountain biking and horse back riding (on designated trails) as well as hunting.

Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.


  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Bridle Trails - Trails may have other designated uses. About six miles of trails are shared with mountain bikers and hikers.
  • Mountain Biking - About six miles of trails are available on Blue and Red loops and are shared with equestrian riders and hiking. A small gravel parking area can be accessed off 104th Avenue between Sleeper and Johnson Roads.
  • Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing. The launch provides access to the Grand River from the lake. This is an unimproved, gravel boat launch.
  • Cross Country Ski

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Bass River State Recreation Area

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