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Harbors - general rules

General harbor rules

  • Check-in for harbor arrival starts at 1 p.m., and checkout is by 11 a.m. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the harbormaster.

    Boaters must check in upon arrival at the harbor office.

  • Quiet time is all the time. Noise levels must be controlled

  • Fishing is not allowed in the harbor unless otherwise posted. It's illegal to dispose of fish or animal waste in the waters of the State of Michigan. Fish cleaning is not allowed at the harbor unless a fish cleaning station is provided.

  • For safety reasons, bike riding is not allowed on the harbor sidewalks or docks. All bicycles must be stored in bike racks or on your vessel.

  • Grilling is allowed in provided areas only.

  • Pets must be kept quiet, on a 6-foot leash and under an owner’s immediate control. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles. No pets allowed in buildings except service animals.
  • Michigan is a “No Discharge” State (effective on all freshwater bodies). It's illegal to discharge raw and/or treated sewage and oil or oily waste from a watercraft within the water of the state.

  • Swimming is not allowed in the harbor for safety reasons. Learn about electric shock drowning.