Gales Pond County Park

Gales Pond County Park is located in Elbridge Township in central Oceana County. At just under 19 acres in size, this beloved park features a 2,500-foot handicap-accessible boardwalk that extends across the pond and links up with the winding nature trail along the wooded back portion of the park. Bald Eagles and other unique bird species can often be observed at Gales Pond which is always teaming with wildlife.

In addition to the boardwalk and trails, Gales Pond County Park also includes a picnic area with tables and grills on a hill overlooking the pond. A seasonal porta-john is also available.

Gales Pond is also a short walk away from Doolittle County Park which offers more nature trails and wildlife viewing.

The Oceana County Conservation District regularly uses Gales Pond for its youth programs as the ecosystem is so beautiful and unique. For more information about these programs as well as other special events hosted here, and in other Oceana County parks, please the conservation district’s website.

If you would like to experience an aerial view of the park, click on the video below. The video was captured by Joseph H. Klimovitz of JHK Media using a drone.


  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Water/Pond
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Pets Allowed