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Park Highlights

Don't miss out on these upcoming events!

Wagons, Wildflowers & Water Tours: Saturday, August 23

September 6 and 13: Evening Hayrides

Registration and fees may be required, Please call  734-782-3956 for details.



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Oakwoods Metropark

Oakwoods Metropark

32911 Willow Rd.  |  New Boston MI 48164  |  (734) 782-3956
Michigan Downriver park

About The Flat Rock Area Park

Come to Oakwoods Metropark to enjoy the scenic woods and picturesque Huron River. The Nature Center and surrounding trails are the centerpiece of this 1,756-acre Metropark, located near Flat Rock. Take a hike through mature woodlands, along scenic overlooks of the backwaters of the Huron River, and to a 3-acre pond, all located within the Nature Study Area. At the Nature Center you can get up close to turtles swimming in a 700-gallon aquatic tank or look at a live snake. This Metropark also features an equestrian trail and a paved, hike-bike trail connecting to Willow and Lower Huron Metroparks for a 15-mile trail (30-mile round trip). While at the park, stop at the Cedar Knoll Picnic Area to hike the nearby butterfly viewing trail, designated as a monarch waystation by Monarch Watch. Bring your canoe or kayak to ply the river behind the Nature Center. Fish along the shore, at the Cedar Knoll Picnic area, or put in your rowboat at the fishing access.

The 2014 annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through the end of 2014.

A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

2014 Vehicle Entry Permits

Annual $30
Seniors (62+) $20
Daily $7
Joint Permit* $54





Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.

*The 2014 Joint Permit for Huron-Clinton Metroparks and Oakland County Parks offers entry to all parks within both park systems.

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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Park Hours

Park Hours:

8 am - Dusk Daily

Nature Center Building Hours:      (734) 782-3956:

10 am to 5 pm Tuesday- Sunday

CLOSED on Mondays

Lower Huron Park Office:            (734) 697-9181

Oakwoods Metropark
Metropark News
The Michigan Sand Cobra
Sun, 8/24/2014 - Some people don't like snakes. They come to the nature center and I always smile a little bit when they end up hiding along ... more»
Metroparks Senior Day
Mon, 8/18/2014 - Mark Wednesday, Sept. 24 on your calendar to visit any of the 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks for “Senior Day” and enjoy free p... more»
New AGCU Partnership
Wed, 8/6/2014 - Affinity Group Credit Union and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks announce a new partnership! Through the Affinity Foundation for ... more»
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