Thursday, September 20, 2018

Isabella County Parks and Recreation

New this year! Beach chairs for visitors with special needs

ADA Beach Chair Promotion

Available at Coldwater Lake Family Park and Herrick Recreation Area. Call ahead to reserve:

  • Coldwater: (989) 644-2388
  • Deerfield: (989) 772-2879
  • Herrick: (989) 386-2010
  • Office: (989) 317-4083

Chairs and beach mats were made possible through funding from:

  • Brewster Family Fund, Access to Recreation Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation
  • Tri-County Electric People's Fund
  • Isabella County Parks

2018 County Parks Camping & Pavilion Information

  • November 1, 2017: for returning 30 consecutive days or returning seasonal campers from 2017 - reservations being taken.
  • December 1, 2017: first day for 2018 Campground Reservations for 30 days or more and New Pavilion Reservations
  • January 5, 2018: "Opening Day" for any camper wanting to make reservations (2 days or more) for the 2018 season. 8:00am walk-ins at the Parks Office; Noon-4:30pm phones and mail open.
  • May 1, 2018-October 15, 2018: Camping season at Coldwater & Herrick Parks
  • All Year Round: Deerfield Park (rustic tent camping)

Opening Day Letter 2018

 Please see the Pavillion Rental & Special Use page for more information on pavillion rentals.

11th Annual Art From Our Parks

As summer quickly comes to an end, fall brings art and changing nature to Deerfield Nature Park!
The 11th Annual Art From Our Park, Saturday September 29th, is the perfect opportunity to creatively enjoy the peacefulness of nature. This event hosted by Isabella County Parks and Recreation, and co-sponsored by Art Reach of Mid Michigan, the Discovery Museum, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs will begin at noon on Saturday, September 29th with local artists sharing their talents until 4pm at Deerfield Nature Park near the Fussman Pavilion.

Last year nearly 300 members of the community took part in this event! Art From Our Park gives local artists the opportunity to share their talents and inspire the community. Park inspired art will be displayed and there will be live music. Participants may also stop by the Creation Station to create various works of art!

Art From Our Park is a unique, free outdoor event the entire family will enjoy!

11th Annual Art From Our Parks

2018 Mushroom Hunts

Join in on the Mushroom Hunting excursions with Sister Marie Kopin. Mushroom Hunting classes will be held in the County Parks throughout the summer. For more information or to register for the event, call the Isabella County Parks Office.

Chippewa River Water Trail map

  • ChipRiverWaterTrailLogosm75A local ad-hoc group interested in promoting the Chippewa River has announced today that the web-based version of the Chippewa River Water Trail map is now available on-line. Read more...
  • Click the icon to visit the interactive map.