at Oxbow Park
Oxbow Park is a fairly new park built in cooperation with the Boy Scouts. The Scouts have a lodge on site, in addition to the public facilities listed.
Picnicking- The pavilion is full of picnic tables.
There is a paved/plank trail of about 1/4 mile with an observation platform along the river.
Paddling- There are two carry-down access points, a primary one on the west side of the oxbow, and a small one near the Scout lodge. This would make a nice very short tube float for small children without moving any vehicles- just float around the oxbow.
Fishing- Access to the river, and it may be possible to fish from the platform at the end of the trail.
Rest Rooms- new latrines
Potable Water- none
Handicap Accessibility- The pavilion and latrines are accessible. The trail is paved or boardwalk and accessible all the way to the observation platform.
Access- Road through residential area off M-20, marked with a small green sign. Parking at the end of the road.
Restrictions- No camping, no open fires, no overnight parking. Park is open 6am- 11pm.
Seasonality- Open year round
Ecosystem- some maintained lawn surrounded by forest in a loop of the White River
Other points of interest- Vida Weaver Park is at the west edge of Hesperia, and Hesperia Dam and Sports Park on the north edge with Webster Park in the center of town.
most recent date this info personally checked- August 2019
Additional Facilities- Small town services within a mile.
Maintained by- City of Hesperia
33 East Michigan Avenue
Hesperia, MI, 49421
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