• Family Friendly Fishing Waters LogoAre you looking for a place to take the family fishing? Check out our designated Family Friendly Fishing Waters web application below. These locations are:

    • Easy to access
    • High likelihood of catching fish
    • Family-friendly
  • Launch Family Friendly Fishing Waters

    screenshot of Family Friendly Fishing Waters map with red and white bobbers indicating locations

    Need help navigating the Family Friendly Fishing Waters application? Check out our How-To document.

    This application contains a complex map. Call 517-284-5839 for assistance with reading or interpreting. If you have questions or comments, please contact Elyse Walter at waltere@michigan.gov.

  • Recommend a location to be added to the map

    Want to submit a location? Send an email to DNR-FamilyFriendlyFishingWaters@michigan.gov with the following information:

    • waterbody name
    • size of waterbody
    • type of fishing available (shore, pier, boat)
    • fish species found there
    • hours open
    • if a fee is required for entry
    • on-site amenities (including if there are rustic bathrooms, modern bathrooms or no bathrooms)
    • county, city/township, address (if available)
    • a photo (if available)

    Submissions and locations are evaluated by our staff to make sure they fit the requirements. Submission of a waterbody does not guarantee it will be included on the map. We will make every effort to include as many waterbodies that are submitted as possible.