DNR to host virtual meeting June 11 for Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area management planning

Contact: Matt Lincoln, 517-284-6111
Agency: Natural Resources

May 28, 2020

Three people riding horsesThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources will host a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11, to gather public feedback on a new draft phase 2 general management plan for Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area in Oakland County.

The original March 19 meeting in Waterford was canceled due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

The virtual public meeting will be formatted similar to other open houses, including a review of the draft plan and planning process, followed by an opportunity for people to share feedback and questions with DNR staff.

Advance registration for the GoToWebinar meeting is required, and a recording of the meeting will be posted by June 18. A meeting registration link and copy of the draft management plan are available at Michigan.gov/PontiacLake

People also can share comments via email through June 25 to LincolnM@Michigan.gov.

Kids swimming in the lakeThe phase 2 general management plan defines a long-range (10- to 20-year) planning and management strategy that will help the DNR protect and preserve the site’s natural and cultural resources and provide access to land- and water-based public recreation and educational opportunities. Get more information on the DNR’s management plan process at Michigan.gov/ParkManagementPlans

The 3,745-acre Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area provides outdoor activities compatible with the park's natural resources. The recreation area includes the headwaters of the Clinton, Huron and Shiawassee rivers and year-round recreational opportunities within its scenic interior. Camping, horseback riding, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, paddling, hunting, fishing and sightseeing are popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

For more information about the June 11 virtual public meeting or draft management plan, contact Matt Lincoln, a land liaison, grants coordinator and planning analyst with the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, by email at LincolnM@Michigan.gov or phone at 517-284-6111.