Year Established1994, 1996
Size47.75 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.
LocationNorthern tip of the north arm of Walloon Lake, Resort Township, Emmet County
- 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
- 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.