Jewell Road boating access site to close mid-August through Dec. 1 for major site renovation

Contact: Dave Stempky, 231-627-9011
Agency: Natural Resources

Aug. 8, 2017

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the Jewell Road boating access site, which accesses Mullett Lake and is located in Cheboygan County, temporarily will close due to a major site renovation that will begin Monday, Aug. 14.

The two-phase renovation project addresses erosion issues at the site. The first phase, which included the removal of an old concrete ramp and replacement of a new double ramp, was completed earlier this summer. The second and final phase is slated to be completed by Dec. 1, 2017.

Boaters are encouraged to use one of three alternate boating access sites for Mullett Lake, including Aloha State Park, Mullett Village boating access site and Forks boating access site.

It is recommended that those planning to visit the Jewell Road boating access site visit www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures to view any anticipated changes to the reopening date. Additional information on closures and trail detours in 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 Dave Stempky, Cheboygan Field Office manager, at 231-627-9011 or stempkyd1@michigan.gov. Information on additional boating resources is available 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.