Description - Warren Woods Natural Area is located in Berrien County, Michigan. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in November 1967. It is the last known stand of virgin beech-maple forest in southern Michigan containing outstanding individual specimens of sycamore, beech, maple, and other northern hardwoods. Ownership is private; land is leased to the State of Michigan. It is an undeveloped protected parcel providing a secluded day experience with access to the Galien River via a forested walk. Extraordinary solitude and quiet reign amidst the botanical bounty enjoyed at Warren Woods Natural Area.
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Fungi have existed for millions of years but due to their delicate nature, little is known about their ancient history
- Two-thirds of Warren Woods' 311 acres consist of a mixed beech and maple forest. A hiking trail leads visitors to the rustic Galien River. Hikers should wear blaze orange when visiting during hunting season. Michigan hunting regulations apply.
Recreation - Limited recreations are available at Warren Woods State Park. Folks come to this federal designated landmark to hike, hunt, and enjoy historic botanicals.
Climate - West Coast Michigan experiences pleasant summers with temperatures averaging 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). In winter, temperatures plunge to 22 degrees F (-6 degrees C). Lake winds have dramatic affect on wind chill factors. Yearly precipitation averages 40 inches and above.
The park is located two miles north of Three Oaks. To reach the day use park take Interstate 94 to exit 6. Follow the signs eastbound to the park's entrance.