Portman Nature Preserve

Courtesy of Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

The Portman Nature Preserve is an amazing 188 acre mix of woods, meadows and wetlands with frontage on three lakes, a creek and hundreds of springs.  The park supports two federally endangered species, a long list of state-listed plants and animals, and every species of turtle found in Southern Michigan.

This is SWMLC’s largest and most ambitious project to date. Ultimately, we envision a 188-acre nature preserve that protects and provides habitat for an incredible number of southwest Michigan’s rarest species, serves as an outdoor classroom for area students and a natural laboratory for local researchers, offers a natural space for the community to explore, exercise, discover, gather . . . to connect with nature and with each other.

49th Avenue
Paw Paw , MI 49079
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