Reservable Harbors

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources owns and sponsors 81 harbors and lists several harbors of refuge on the Great Lakes. Some of the marinas and harbors are operated and maintained by local units of government through conditions of grant agreements. Harbors of refuge provide a spot for boaters to moor until weather conditions improve, but there is no guarantee of a slip or dock space at these locations.

Boaters may make slip reservations online at 34 harbors throughout the Great Lakes. About 75 percent of the slips at each location are available for reservation, which allows ample openings during inclement weather. Reservations may be made for all dates up to six months in advance of your arrival date.


Reservations at these select harbors may also be made by calling 800-447-2757 (1-800-44PARKS) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


The following harbors are now available for making a reservation online:

Alpena Municipal Marina

Arcadia Veterans Memorial Marina
AuGres State Dock

Caseville Marina

Cedar River State Harbor (beginning July 1, 2005) 
Cheboygan Municipal Marina
Cheboygan County Marina

Copper Harbor State Dock

De Tour State Dock

East Jordan Municipal Harbor
East Tawas State Dock

Fayette Historic State Park and Harbor
George Kemp Downtown Marina-Sault St. Marie

Grand Haven Municipal Marina

Hammond Bay State Dock

Harbor Beach Marina

Lexington Harbor
Mackinaw City Municipal Marina
Mackinac Island State Harbor

Muskegon Hartshorn Marina

New Buffalo Municipal Marina

Ontonagan Village Marina

Petoskey Marina

Port Austin State Dock
Port Huron Marina -- River Street and Water Street Marinas

Port Sanilac Harbor

Presque Isle State Harbor

Rogers City Marina
Saint Ignace Marina

St. Clair - Charles F. Moore Harbor

Traverse City - Duncan L. Clinch Marina

Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor
White Lake Marina