Filion Road boating access site to temporarily close Monday for boat ramp replacement

Contact: Jodi Nieschulz, 989-856-4411
Agency: Natural Resources

July 25, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the Filion Road boating access site, which accesses Saginaw Bay and is located in McKinley Township, Huron County, temporarily will close starting Monday, July 31, to accommodate the replacement of a boat ramp. Construction is scheduled to start July 31, with a tentative reopening date of Aug. 11.

Boaters are encouraged to use alternate boating access sites for Saginaw Bay, including the Bay Port boating access site, Beadle Bay Marina and Caseville Marina.

“The upgrade to the Filion Road boating access site is much needed at this time," said Jodi Nieschulz, supervisor at Sleeper State Park. "The current concrete ramp planks have deteriorated, and the new ramp will create safer access to Saginaw Bay."

It is recommended that anyone planning to use the Filion Road boating access site first visit to view any anticipated changes to the reopening date. Additional information on closures and trail detours in other DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds, also are listed on this page.

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, contact Jodi Nieschulz at 989-856-4411 or Information on additional boating resources is available at

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