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FRED RUSS FOREST PARK

Filled with rich history and natural beauty, it's no surprise that it's one of the most visited parks in Cass County!

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FRED RUSS FOREST PARK

This 13-acre park is located within the 580-acre Fred Russ research forest owned by Michigan State University. Located on the edge of Dowagiac Creek. The park is a great place to go fishing, canoeing, and hiking! There's something for everyone! In the winter it is also an amazing place to go cross-country skiing. And for all of our horse lovers there are equestrian trails as well! What are you waiting for? Visit us at Fred Russ Forest Park!

20379 Marcellus Highway
Decatur, MI 49045

Admission Fee:

Donations Appreciated

Sunrise to Sunset

PARK INFO

PARK LINKS

PARK HOURS

 

EXPLORE
FRED RUSS FOREST

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Russ Forest Sign
Russ Forest Sign

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THINGS TO DO

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There are over 4 miles of equestrian trails that allow scenic views of the park
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Canoe and kayak landing to Dowagiac creek 
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Class A trout stream perfect for getting the catch of the day