Black River Preserve

With over 2 miles of easy-to-difficult hiking trails through forest and wetland - including one mile of river frontage - 120-acre Black River Preserve offers year-round enjoyment for nature lovers. Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat to snowshoe or cross-country ski, a vibrant birding hotspot, a colorful show of spring flowers or fall foliage, or just a natural spot where the kids can run around, Black River Preserve is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Find out more at:

Directions - From M-43: At the traffic circle at Maple Grove Corners, take CR-689 north to the T-stop at 8th Ave. Turn right (east) on 8th Ave, and look for the preserve on the south side. If you get to 68th St, you’ve gone too far. From 196:  Exit east onto Phoenix Rd. (exit #20).  Take Phoenix Rd. about 1/2 mile to 71 1/2 St. Turn south onto 71 1/2 St. and go 1 mile to 8th Ave.  Go east on 8th Ave, about 1 mile and look for the preserve entrance on the south side of the road.

69401-69499 8th Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: (269)324-1600
150 years
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252