Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) is home to two amazing nature centers – Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights and Wint Nature Center in Clarkston – and both offer exciting indoor and outdoor programming all winter long!
It’s time to plan your next camping adventure in Oakland County! With two wonderful campgrounds run by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, you won’t have to go far. Addison Oaks in Leonard and Groveland Oaks in Holly offer individual, family, or group camping sites. Both parks offer cabins, yurts, modern, and group sites as well. Your camping adventure awaits – call 248-858-1400 and make your reservation today!
- Addison Oaks 2018 Camping Season: Friday, April 27th – Wednesday, October 24th
- Groveland Oaks 2018 Camping Season: Friday, April 27th – Sunday, October 7th
Check out our video to see all of the fun that’s in store!
WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY
Night hiking is always an adventure, but it becomes a five-star adventure on a winter’s night. Hiking with a good friend, a group of friends, or like-minded adventurers adds to the pleasure, but even solo night trekkers are never really alone. Unseen creatures rustle through brush, or crunch through crusty snow stirring our senses into hyperactivity. The hooting of owls is a thrilling and comforting sound that brings smiles for those in the know. Yet sometimes, the whinnies of Screech Owls, deep melodious hoots of Great Horned Owls and the caterwauling conversations of the swampland-loving Barred Owls send shivers down the backs of folks who never tread trails after the sun sets. Continue reading
Oakland County Parks and Recreation has so many opportunities to get outside and explore this Spring through their many Nature Education Programs. From raising monarch butterflies to grassland birds conservation and discovering more about the mammals of Oakland County, there’s a program for any age and interest. Learn about just one of the many programs you can enjoy at the Oakland County Lewis E. Wint Nature Center:
There are so many ways to have a great time and enjoy the outdoors in Oakland County, but here are some of our very favorites! Take a look at our video for a preview of what you can expect when you visit Kensington Metropark, The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, MSU Extension’s Master Gardener Program and Wint Nature Center at Independence Oaks County Park.