Just north of Menzie Crossing is Oatka Park. It is mostly undeveloped land with several trails used by hikers, trail skiiers and birders. The land is heavily wooded and has Oatka Creek and several smaller tributaries running through the middle.
There is one lodge in the park and it has full facilities (stove, oven, grill, refrigerator, restrooms and hot/cold water). There are no childrens playgrounds or ball fields.
Warblers, swallows, and flycatchers are common in the fields and woods.
Northern Flickers can be heard in the trees but are seen infrequently.
The trails are mud tracks in late winter and early spring so dress appropriately.
Use the buddy system when hiking here, for safety, because of the park's remote location and low volume of users.
to get there:
9797 Union Street
it is south of route 383 and west of route 170, along Stewart Road.