Prescribed Burn Alert:

The prescribed burn scheduled for 4/13/2021 at Springfield Oaks County Park was postponed until today, 4/14/2021, with an expected ignition time of 1pm.
Natural Areas Open for Public Use

Within its borders, Springfield Township has over 2,200 acres of publicly accessible preserves and natural areas. These include:

  • Shiawassee Basin Preserve: Located at the Shiawassee River headwaters and accessed from Eaton Road, the preserve is owned and managed by Springfield Township.
  • Indian Springs: Located at the Huron River headwaters and accessed from White Lake Road, the park is owned and managed by the Huron-Clinton Metroparks Authority. A $12 million Environmental Discovery Center opened in the summer of 2004.
  • Timberland Sanctuary: Located at the Huron River headwaters and accessed from Ware Road, the sanctuary is owned and managed by the Michigan Nature Association.
  • State Wildlife Area: Located at the Shiawassee River headwaters and accessed from Davisburg Road, the area is owned by the State of Michigan and managed by its Department of Natural Resources.
In addition, several land conservancies own and manage lands in Springfield Township that are occasionally opened to the public for educational tours. Because these lands are managed as preserves rather than active recreation areas, check with their respective management agencies regarding access, uses and activities.