Whitmore Lake boating access site in Livingston County to temporarily close week of April 23

Contact: Andrew Haapala, 810-229-7067
Agency: Natural Resources

April 10, 2018

Whitmore Lake boating access site signThe Whitmore Lake boating access site in Livingston County, Michigan, will temporarily close for site improvements. The repairs are scheduled to begin later this month and are anticipated to take eight weeks.

Boaters planning to drop their boats in the lake for the season or visit the Whitmore Lake boating access site are encouraged to visit michigan.gov/dnrclosures for updates on estimated closing and reopening dates.

Site enhancements will include improved ramp accessibility (as a result of paving a small portion of Northshore Drive) and enhanced maneuverability of the existing double-lane ramp (due to enlarging the launch lanes). The project also will include the redesign of the site access road to include a boat tie-down lane, a new entrance booth and parking for law enforcement. 

When the project starts, the ramp and parking lot will close for grading, reopen after grading is completed, and then close again for final paving in June. The access site road will be closed for the duration of construction. Boaters who want to access the site when open for use should enter from Northshore Drive. Work should be completed by the end of June.

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

For more information, contact Andrew Haapala, Island Lake Recreation Area manager, at 810-229-7067. Information on additional boating resources is available at michigan.gov/boating.

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 www.michigan.gov/dnr.