Bass River Recreation Area

Quick Facts

Bass River Recreation Area


(231) 798-3711

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Things To Do


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.

Map of Bass River Rec. Area (MI)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.027773, -86.042604



  • Boating

    The launch provides access to the Grand River from the lake. This is an unimproved, gravel boat launch.

  • Bicycling

    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.

  • Hiking

    About six miles of trails are shared with mountain bikers and equestrians.

  • Horseback Riding

    About six miles of trails are shared with mountain bikers and hikers.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted at the park in season.

  • Winter Sports

    About six miles of trails are open for cross-country skiiers in the winter.



Take M-45 to 104th Ave. Drive north 2.5 miles to west park entrance. An alternate route goes from I-96 to the Eastmanville exit, south four miles to Warner Rd., west 5.5 miles to South Cedar Dr. and north one mile to the park entrance.

Phone Numbers


(231) 798-3711