8 a.m. – Dusk
School Season (Sept – Mid-June)
Mon – Fri: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours (Mid-June – Aug)
Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come to Oakwoods Metropark to enjoy the scenic woods and picturesque Huron River. The Nature Center and surrounding trails are centerpieces 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.
A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Permit gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2017 Vehicle Entry Permits are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2017.
You can purchase them at toll booths, park offices, interpretive centers and online!
- 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.
Annual Permits 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.
Joint Combination Vehicle Permit
- $59 – This combination permit for vehicles allows entry into the Metroparks and Oakland County Parks.
- $10 per vehicle
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.
Where is Oakwoods Metropark located?
The entrance to Oakwoods is located in New Boston on Willow Road, between Huron River Drive and I-275.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the park?
Beer and wine are permitted (no hard liquor).
Are ground fires or bon fires allowed?
Only fires in grills are allowed.
Does my dog have to be on a leash?
All pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in the nature study area surrounding the Nature Center.