Vivian VanCampen memorial nature preserve

All dogs must be on a leash!

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

Size

56 acres

Frontage

3,562 feet on the Pigeon River

Land Description

This preserve greatly adds to the land protection offered by nearby and adjoining preserves and conservation easements. A beautiful place to fish or enjoy the Pigeon River.

Trail Description

Two trails are found on this preserve, one which gets you to and along the river.

History

When a favorite fishing spot on the Pigeon River was suddenly slated for a riverside development, locals reached out to LTC. Acquired between 2008-2010, the land’s protection was made possible by the J.A. Woollam Foundation, the family of Vivian VanCampen, the Mullett Lake Area Preservation Society, and individual donors. The previous donors let the public use the land for fishing access, and many of these historic foot paths have been preserved.

Directions

From the intersection of M-68 and I-75 in Indian River, head southeast on M-68 for 8½ miles.Turn right on Afton Road and travel .8 mile to Haz Dr. Take a right and travel .6 mile to rustic parking on the left.