White Lake boating access site to close from early June to late August for site improvements

Contact: Bill Althoff, 248-889-3750
Agency: Natural Resources

March 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced today that the White Lake boating access site, located off of Duck Lake Road in Oakland County, temporarily will close early June to late August for site improvements. The closure originally was expected to start mid-May, but unforeseen circumstances have delayed the start.

The DNR advises White Lake residents to plan ahead and launch their boats prior to the early June construction closure. From mid-May until the project begins, the DNR will supply a skid pier to assist residents with launching their boats.

The improvement project will include 17 additional parking spaces, a wider launch ramp, additional landscaping and improved vehicle circulation. The new site design will allow vehicles to both enter and exit off Duck Lake Road, reducing vehicle traffic for neighboring property owners.

This project is funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund. The restricted fund, which is derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, helps fund the construction, operation and maintenance of public recreational boating facilities.

For more information about the White Lake boating access site project, contact Bill Althoff at Highland Recreation Area at althoffw@michigan.gov or 248-889-3750.

Boaters help fund more than 1,300 public boating access sites and 82 harbors in Michigan. All watercraft, unless exempt, must be registered with the Michigan Secretary of the State. Register all watercraft online, by mail or in person at the Secretary of State. Boat registrations expire March 31 in the third year of issuance. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/boating.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.