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Independence Oaks- Clarkston: Oakland County's Largest Park

Independence Oaks Description

Independence Oaks is the largest Oakland County Park at 1,286 acres. The Wint Nature Center offers interactive exhibits, interpretive programs and Scout Badge Days. Camp Wilderness, a youth group overnight camping area, features platform tents and a modern bathhouse. Recreation amenities include: 12+ miles of natural and paved trails; a swimming beach; archery range; volleyball courts; boat launch (non-motorized boats); and rowboat, canoe, kayak and pedal boat rentals. In winter, cross-country ski equipment is available for rent on weekends.

Independence Oaks Hours

April – August: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fall – Winter: times vary depending on sunlight (times are posted at park)


  • $5/car/day: Oakland County Resident Rate
  • $12/car/day: Regular Rate
  • Year Round Pass: $30 for Oakland County Residents or $48 non-resident.

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