Van Lokeren Family Lakeside Preserve

All dogs must be on a leash!

And please clean up after your pooches while using the trails. Learn More


33 acres


1,320 feet along Larks Lake.

Land Description

One of the last remaining undeveloped parcels on Larks Lake, this land consists of open/mixed shrub uplands which transition to lowland cedar forest near the lake shore. This preserve is located along a public boat access road to Larks Lake.

Special Use

We are testing the concept of an open preserve here, a place where dogs under voice control are permitted off-leash. If this goes well, we may expand the concept to a few other select sites around our service area. If problems arise, we will close the program and return to the standard rule requiring all dogs to be leashed. The preserve is closed to dogs to protect nesting birds from April 16-July 8). Please read the the full rules HERE.


This preserve was acquired in 2020 thanks to a significant bargain sale from Mary Ann and Michael Van Lokeren.


ADDRESS: 1161 Kaz Road, Pellston From the junction of West Van Road and Larks Lake Road (location of the Moose Jaw Junction Restaurant), travel west and then north on West Van Road for one mile. Turn right on Kaz Road and the preserve entrance is a quarter mile down on the right.


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