Fred Russ Forest

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Cass County Parks Department Office
120 North Broadway
Cassopolis, MI   49031
GPS [42.0122° N, 85.9623° W]


Nestled along the Volinia Creek, Russ Forest and Newton's Woods County Park, is a nature lovers paradise with its old growth forests, acres of wildflowers and abundant plant life. Located on Marcellus Highway, one-half mile east of Decatur Road near Volinia, Russ Forest offers two picnic shelters with electricity, potable water, equestrian and hiking trails, fishing (designated trout stream), horseshoe pits, and much more. In cooperation with Michigan State Univeristy, Russ Forest is also considered a national landmark with 737 acres of virgin black walnut and white oak. Beautiful landscapes and peaceful natural settings are the rule rather than the exception at this vey popular county park.

Donations appreciated


Located 8 miles east of Dowagiac at the intersection of Marcellus Highway and Decatur Road.