Wykes-Plampin will be closed for public access beginning on April 11th, 2022 for construction of a new crossing bridge. Please note, the kayak launch will not be available during construction.
Check this page for the preserve's reopening date in spring 2023!
Exciting updates coming soon!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION APRIL 2022 — SPRING 2023.
Wykes-Plampin Nature Preserve features rich riparian habitat with floodplain and old oxbows, upland forest, and steep ravines. Kingfishers and many other birds live here, and the forest and wetlands harbor good displays of native wildflowers. The river has a good variety of fish; anglers are attracted by steelhead trout and salmon, non-native game species which have been introduced to Lake Michigan.
The preserve consists of two separate parcels. The northeast parcel features a distinctive foot bridge, a kayak launch, and a short hiking trail.