Grand Lake boating access site to temporarily close for site improvements

Contact: Blake Gingrich, 989-734-2543
Agency: Natural Resources

May 9, 2018

Grand Lake boating access siteThe Grand Lake boating access site, located in Presque Isle County and administered by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will temporarily close for site improvements beginning Monday, May 14. 

The project, which is anticipated to take two weeks, will involve construction of a new boat ramp to improve access to the lake. The boat launch is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. 

Several other boat launches are located in the area, including Grand Lake County boat launch off East County Road 638 at the Fletcher-Gilchrist picnic area and boat launch, which is located west of Sand Bay Marina. 

This project is funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, which is a restricted fund derived primarily from boat registration fees and a portion of Michigan's gas tax that supports the construction, operation and maintenance of public recreational boating facilities.

It is recommended that anyone planning to visit Grand Lake boating access site visit for updates on the anticipated reopening date. Additional information on closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds, also is listed on this page. 

For more information, contact Blake Gingerich, Presque Isle State Harbor supervisor, at 989-734-2543 or

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

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