Lake Emma boat launch to temporarily close for scheduled replacement starting Monday

Contact: Blake Gingrich, 989-306-0303
Agency: Natural Resources

July 5, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that, beginning July 10, the Lake Emma boating access site, located in Presque Isle County, temporarily will close for site improvements. 

The project includes the construction of a new boat ramp that will improve access to the lake. Construction is anticipated to take approximately two weeks and is slated for completion by July 27.

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.

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

Visit to learn about additional closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds. Information on intermittent closures may not be posted.

To find other boat launches, visit the Michigan Recreational Boating Information System at

For additional information on the Lake Emma boat launch project, contact Blake Gingrich, park supervisor, at 989-306-0303 or

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