Gene's Pond

This impoundment was built in the 1980s for flood control by Dickinson county. The large impoundment provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, and many other wetland-related wildlife.

Gene's Pond State Forest Campground

Type of Fishing: Shore, Boat

Typical Fish Species Available: Bluegill, Bullhead, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Sucker, Sunfish

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)



Boat Launch Boat Launch
Camping Camping
Picnic Tables and Water Pump Picnic Tables and Water Pump
Rustic Restrooms Rustic Restrooms
Walking Trails Walking Trails


Additional Information

Fish Stocking


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Driving Directions

From Felch, drive west on M-69 about 1/2 mile to County Road 581. Turn right (north) and proceed about 5 miles to the "Public Access" sign. Turn left (west) and go about one mile to the parking area. Or, drive one mile farther north on County Road 581. From 581, turn left (west) on Leeman Road (County Road 422) and follow the signs to Gene's Pond State Forest Campground.

Address: Gene's Pond County Rd. 422 Felch, MI 49831

County: Dickinson

City/Township: Felch

Town/Range/Section: T42N, R28W, section 06

Latitude/Longitude: 46.064902 / -87.854823