This roadside park is small but includes more than 1,000 feet of frontage on the Thornapple River, making it a popular spot for picnics, fishing and general river access. The park also offers a large playground structure with swings, and has ample parking. With easy access to the Thornapple River and ample parking, Fred W. Ruehs Park is a popular starting or ending point for tubers and kayakers.
7602 68th St
Alaska, MI 49316
May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Easy access to the Thornapple River makes Ruehs Park a natural spot for a little impromptu fishing. Along the park’s 1,100 feet of shoreline, the river tends to be rocky and shallow, depending on the season.
Just a short walk from the parking lot you’ll find picnic tables and a grill in a scenic setting along the shore of the Thornapple River. These picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ruehs Park also features a full-sized playground structure with slides, climbing and other interactive features and nearby swings.