Porter Creek

Park Address and Contact Information: 
Porter Creek Natural Area

00370 Snyder Rd. S.
Boyne City, MI 49712

Phone:  (231) 582-7040 


Porter Creek Natural Area is located on Snyder Road (near the Advance area) and offers a scenic 1.2 mile trail loop.  This Natural Area is truly one of Charlevoix County's most beautiful walks. It offers abundant wildlife, fern meadows, cedar swamps, bogs, old homestead apple trees, red pine stand, and upland hardwood trees, all on an easy to moderate walk. You may also see salmon in Porter Creek that swim upstream from Lake Charlevoix.  Due to some of the low lands which may be wet at certain times of the year (spring), there are detours to follow and stay dry.

For a trail map, please click here.

For park rules, please click here.

Porter Creek Natural Area Entrance Sign

Porter Creek Natural Area - Trail Area

Porter Creek Natural Area Photo 1

Porter Creek Natural Area Photo 2

Porter Creek Natural Area Photo 3