Oakland Township Parks and Recreation

Lost Lake Nature Park
846 Lost Lake Trail
Oakland, MI  48363

Lost Lake Nature Park Trail Map

Free Fishing Program

Kayaks Available for Rental at Lost Lake!   NEW!
Resident; Single-2 hours, $10; Tandem-2 hours, $15
Non-resident; Single-2 hours, $20, Tandem-2 hours, $30
$50 per kayak refundable deposit.
Registration and payment must be made in person no later than one week prior to rental at the Park Office, 4480 Orion Road, Second Floor (Paint Creek Cider Mill Building).

This park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail, south of Predmore Road, between Kline and Rochester Roads.   Parking is available in the 40+ space lot and asphalt paths are available to walk on. Please park in the designated areas and do not drive on the asphalt paths. The new Nature Center is in the lower level of the residence structure and is open for scheduled programs. A caretaker resides in the house's upper level which is not open to the public.

Facilities include:

-  Barrier-free Floating Dock
-  Nature Center
-  Picnic tables
-  Drinking water
-  Portable toilet
-  Sled Hill
-  Warming Shelter

52 acres purchased in 2004, and 5.88 acres added in  2008; Lost Lake Nature Park was the third park to be acquired using Land Preservation millage funds.  Picnic near the 8-acre lake where dock-fishing is allowed (with a current fishing license) and enjoy the scenery.  Wood ducks, herons, turkey and deer are just a small sampling of the wildlife you may see at this park.  Trail hiking is limited, but if you’re up for a challenge, walk up the sledding hill to one of Oakland Township’s highest points ~ great dragonfly watching in the warmer months!

Lost Lake Nature Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:


Sledding Hill

Must be 2 inches of packed snow on frozen ground for hill to be open.

Sled Hill Open Daily
10am to 5pm
(Conditions permitting)
Fri. & Sat.  Open until 9pm

Warming Shelter OPEN
(Conditions permitting)
Friday nights 5pm to 9pm
Saturdays 10am to 9pm
Sundays 10am to 5pm

Call 248-651-4440, ext. 299, to confirm sled hill is open.
Must be 2 inches of packed snow on frozen ground for hill to be open.


Sled Hill Rules

  1. Sledding is allowed in designated areas only
  2. No snowboarding or skiing
  3. Maximum 2 persons per sled
  4. Only walk up the hill using the designated return trail
  5. No sledding allowed on return trail
  6. Children must be supervised by an adult
  7. Glass bottles or containers are prohibited
  8. Be sure the hill is clear before proceeding
  9. No pets allowed in the active sledding area
  10. No building of ramps, jumps, or moguls

Sled At Your Own Risk
Steep Hill, Collisions May Occur
Icy Conditions May Be Present
No Supervision