Department of Natural Resources
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.
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)
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
Town/Range/Section: T42N, R28W, section 06
Latitude/Longitude: 46.064902 / -87.854823