Schoof’s Creek Nature Area

Year Established

1994, 1996

Size

47.75 acres Doyle-King Preserve, 106.96 acres Schoof’s Creek Preserve

Bio

This nature area combines the Doyle King Preserve and Schoof’s Creek Preserve. The mouth of Schoof’s Creek runs through this nature area, creating a buffer of protected land critical to water quality of the North Arm of Walloon Lake.

Location

Northern tip of the north arm of Walloon Lake, Resort Township, Emmet County

Features

  • Easily accessible via Walloon Lake in a canoe or kayak
  • Environmentally sensitive wetlands
  • 1250’ of shoreline frontage
  • Schoof’s Creek
  • Critical habitat to beaver, great blue heron, ducks, turtles, and more
  • Schoof’s Creek Preserve hunting with permission

Activities

  • Birding
  • Kayak & Canoeing
  • Hunting

Directions / Parking

This Nature Area is best accessed by canoe or kayak, through Doyle-King Preserve at the mouth of Schoof’s Creek. One can launch kayaks or canoes at Jones Landing Park on Gruler Road.