Schoof’s Creek Nature Area

Year Established

1994, 1996


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


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.


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


  • 1250 ft. of shoreline
  • Environmentally sensitive wetlands
  • Critical habitat to beaver, great blue heron, ducks, turtles, and more
  • Paddle the creek


  • Kayak & Canoeing

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.