Dolph Nature Area is a 57-acre park on the city’s west side, bordered by Wagner Rd. on the west, Jackson Rd. on the north and Parklake Ave. on the east. Parking is available in the main lot off Wagner Rd., or along the street on Parklake. Trails begin from various points from these two areas. No facilities are available here. There are benches throughout the trail system. All trails are unpaved and most are are narrow. A trail bisecting the park is wider.
This park contains the only naturally formed lakes in Ann Arbor. The two lakes, First and Second Sister Lakes, have platforms or docks and offer good fishing opportunities. Two bat houses provide habitat for bats. Most areas of the woods are overgrown and some trails cut through shrubby areas. An overlook on the east side of the park, close to Parklake, provides a tranquil view of First Sister Lake.