5200 Indian Trail | White Lake MI 48386 | (248) 625-6640
About The White Lake / Springfield Township Park
If you are looking for a quick getaway, a place where you can walk miles of trails among towering trees or discover what Southeastern Michigan used to look like, head for Indian Springs Metropark. Get an intimate look at the area’s native ecosystems at the Environmental Discovery Center, or hike trails meandering the headwaters of the Huron River, an area virtually untouched by human hands. Located nine miles northwest of Pontiac, the park encompasses more than 2,215 acres of wooded wetlands and rolling meadows. The diverse habitats provide a natural sanctuary for a wide range of wildlife. If you are lucky, you may spy a red fox running across the restored prairieland or even hear coyotes howling at trains passing nearby. Observe a captivating wildflower display from April through June.
Indian Springs Metropark also hosts a variety of recreation including an 18-hole regulation golf course, the Environmental Discovery Center with an underwater pond viewing room, a paved hike-bike trail, scenic picnic areas, volleyball and horshoe pits. In the summertime, kids can cool off at the Spray ’n’ Play spray grounds with the Adventure Maze, rock-climbing wall and a tot lot. In the winter, cross country-ski nearly 12 miles of trails or bring your sled and try the hill in the Meadowlark Picnic Area.
The event room at Indian Springs Metropark’s Environmental Discovery Center is a stunning venue for your next party or banquet. Entertain guests in a beautiful, 200-capacity room overlooking a pond and open meadows.
PLEASE NOTE: For information on oil and gas exploration (drilling) at Indian Springs Metropark please click here.
A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
2016 Vehicle Entry Permits are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2016. Buy early and enjoy three months in 2015 for free! Click here to purchase yours today!
Annual Vehicle Permit $35
Annual Boat Permit $35
Annual Vehicle/Boat Permit $70 - This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Seniors (age 62+)
Annual Vehicle Permit $21
Annual Boat Permit $21
Annual Vehicle/Boat Permit $42 - This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.
NOTE: Michigan’s Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, does not allow entry into the Metroparks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system than the Michigan State Parks, and requires its own entry permit.
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