Stony Creek Metro Park spans the borders of both Macomb and Oakland Counties and is 4,451 acres with a 500-acre Stony Creek Lake inside it. The photos above in the photo gallery were taken biking around the lake on the nicely paved bike trail with a short excursion or two on a dirt trail to the lake or a basketball court. Because of the relatively high above sea level of the park (875 feet), there is a location where one can see 26 miles away to downtown Detroit.
- Basketball courts
- Baseball diamonds
- Picnic areas and reservable shelters
- Soccer fields
- 180-hole regulation golf course
- Volleyball courts
- 24-hole Disc-golf course
- Mountain bike skills courts
- Nature center
- 6.1 mile paved bike trail
- 14 mile hilly, heavily wooded dirt mountain bike trail groomed by MIchigan Mountain Bike Association
- Lake (10 mile an hour limit)
- Beach with swimming
- Canoe, kayak and paddle boat rental
- Fishing (with state record crappie caught there)
- Boat launch
- Bird watching in thick woodlands, tall grass prairies, wetlands and lake water. Sample of birds at park: scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings and yellow-billed cuckoos in spring/summer; spy tufted titmice, golden-crowned kinglets and dark-eyed juncos in fall/winter.
- Wedding location
- Regular special events like a muddy buddy race, concerts, children's appreciation day, Firday night canoeing, boys and girls junior golf tournaments, disc golf tournaments.
- 13 miles of cross-country skiing trails with ski rental at golf court clubhouse on weekends
- Ice Skating rink (located near boat launch site). Has heated lobby, wending machines, restrooms.
- Kiteboarding and showkitting on lake.
- Sledding and tobagganing hills
- Snowboarding hills
The park is reestablishing an osprey population in southeastern Michigan. There are also wild turkey, deer, and other animals in the park. There have been massasaugas, Michigan's only venomous snake, spotted during the spring and summer months.
In early 2007, some body parts of Tara Lynn Grant were found hidden in the nearby forest at Stony Creek. They were discovered by a woman walking her dog and the Macomb County Sheriff Department during the manhunt for Stephen Grant.
Park Contact Information
4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, MI 48316
586-781-4242 | 800-477-7756
Vehicle Permit Required: Yes