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Wetlands County Park

Wetlands County Park is the newest park of the St Clair County Park system. In 2013, 2.7-acres of land were purchased from Acheson Ventures, with an additional 2.1-acres purchased in 2017. Another 1.7 acres of riverfront were donated to County Parks in 2014 by the Blue Water Land Fund. The 6.5-acre park is located just North of the Seaway Terminal on the St. Clair River.

The park, which was a former industrial brownfield, has been partially restored to a coastal wetland. The wetlands feature several ponds, marshland and native plants. The habitat is home to amphibians, such as frogs and toads, and is a popular nesting and feeding spot for migratory birds. A boardwalk has been added to allow park visitors to get close to the habitat without disturbing the natural features. Interpretive signs have also been added to help explain how the wetlands work. The boardwalk and interpretive panels were funded by a Coastal Zone Management Grant.

Traveling through the park is the Blue Water River Walk. The River Walk is a paved pathway that begins at Desmond Landing to the north and travels southwest to 10th Street. The Blue Water River Walk is part of the Bridge to Bay Trail System.

Future developments will include a playground, restrooms and program area. Programming and stewardship at Wetlands County Park is provided by the Friends of the St. Clair River.

Wetlands County Park Links:
Directions Map to Wetlands County Park
Friends of the St. Clair River

Contact Information

St. Clair County Parks and Recreation
200 Grand River Avenue, Suite 107
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6960
Fax: (810) 985-3762
Email: Parks & Recreation
St. Clair County Parks & Recreation