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White Cloud Area Parks, Trails and More





Located along Lake White Cloud and the White River, White Cloud is the county seat for Newaygo County. Many governmental buildings for Newaygo County can be found in downtown, including Newaygo County Courthouse.

Public Parks

Only a short walk from downtown, you can find a couple of parks on James Street. Mill Pond Park is on the shore of Lake White Cloud and features a beach, slide, and playground. There is also a short dock on the edge of the water. Fishing is a popular activity at the park.

Across the street is Charles Smith Memorial Park. The park has ample room for picnics on a grassy hill and includes a small picnic shelter. There is also a basketball court and restrooms near the parking lot on James Street. Charles Smith Memorial Park hosts the annual White Cloud Pow Wow, which happens in September.

Walking Route

If you want explore some of White Cloud, you can follow a walking route from Charles Smith Memorial Park. Using the sidewalks on State Road and Morgan Road/M-20, walk to the small Welcome Park at the intersection of M-20 and M-37. The park has benches and information about the White Cloud area. You can then use the sidewalks on Evergreen Dr./M-37 and James Street to loop back to Charles Smith Memorial Park.

Fishing

The White River and Lake White Cloud are excellent fishing areas near White Cloud. The White River is good for steelhead between November and May. Trout, salmon and walleye are also available in the White River. Lake White Cloud is known for trout, and you can fish from the banks of surrounding the lake.

A valid fishing license is required to fish on Michigan lakes and waterways. You can purchase a license online at the Michigan DNR E-License web site and at bait shops and sporting goods stores.

More About White Cloud

For campers, White Cloud Campground is on the west side of town and has 80 campsites. The campground has nature trails, a playground, and an air-conditioned pavillion. White Cloud Campground is on Wilcox Avenue, across from White Cloud High School.

Downtown White Cloud has a few stores, including Rosenburg True Value Hardware, and a handful of restaurants.






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