Burchfield Park


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Nearest Road(s):    Grovenburg Rd & Harper Rd
Side:             Right
Parking:        Many gravel
Distance to River:    375’ from north parking lot, 175’ from south parking lot
Launch Type:        North – dock, South – dock
Restrooms:        Flush toilets
Drinking Water:        Running
Picnic Tables:        Many
Refuse Disposal:    Barrels
Fee for Use:        Yes, county
Comments:        3 launch sites; one is a county-run livery

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Burchfield Park Sign

Burchfield Park Sign

 

Burchfield Park is located off of Grovenburg Rd about half way between McCue Rd and Nichols Rd.  It is a major Ingham County park with many amenities and activities.  There will be a per vehicle entrance fee year-round.  In 2015 it was $3 for Ingham County residents and $5 for non-residents seven days a week at Burchfield Park.  Annual passes are available. Riverbend, Burchfield, and McNamara Parks are connected by hiking/biking trails.  No fee is charged for Riverbend or McNamara.

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access viewed from upstream

 

Burchfield Park north access, viewed from upstream.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access

 

Burchfield Park north access.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access

 

Burchfield Park north access.

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access

 

Burchfield Park north access.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access, stairs to parking

 

Burchfield Park north access, stairs to parking.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north access

Burchfield Park north access. Path to parking.

 

Burchfield Park north access. Path to parking.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park north parking

Burchfield Park north parking lot

 

Burchfield Park north access.  North Parking Lot.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park south access

Burchfield Park south access

 

Burchfield Park south access.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park south access

Burchfield Park south access. Stairs to parking.

 

Burchfield Park south access.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park

Burchfield Park. Running water available in season.

 

Burchfield Park. Running water available in season.

 

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park. Picnic Shelter

Burchfield Park. Picnic Shelter

 

Burchfield Park. Picnic Shelter.

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park Boat Rental

Burchfield Park Boat Rental

 

Burchfield Park Boat Rental is north of the north parking area.  Vehicle access to this area is not available.

 

 

 

 

Burchfield Park Boat Rental

Burchfield Park Boat Rental

 

Burchfield Park Boat Rental is north of the north parking area.  Vehicle access to this area is not available.

 

 

 

 

Pileated Woodpecker

The pileated woodpecker is a very large North American woodpecker

 

The pileated woodpecker is a very large North American woodpecker, roughly crow-sized, inhabiting deciduous forests.  This one was photographed at Burchfield Park.