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Great Lakes boating

With the longest U.S. freshwater coastline and 83 state-sponsored harbors, boating the Great Lakes brings endless opportunities. Put your next boating trip on the books with these helpful resources.

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Michigan Harbors Guide

The Michigan Harbors Guide contains information on public harbor locations, amenities, contact info, information on how to make reservations and more. An aerial photograph is included for each location.

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This guide is not intended for navigational use. Please refer to your lake charts as a guide for navigational information. For information or assistance on this publication, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, PO Box 30257, Lansing, MI 48909.

Stay overnight at a harbor

If you click on a location on the harbor map, you'll be linked to that page in the Harbor Guide, where you can find contact information, how to make a reservation, amenities and more.

  • Public harbors marked by a green circle on the map below accept reservations up to 6 months in advance via the Michigan State Park & Harbor Reservations website.
  • Public harbors marked by a blue triangle accept reservations by calling the harbor directly.

Click on a harbor marker to view more information. You can view the Michigan Harbors Guide with a list of harbors.

Keweenaw Keweenaw(Isle Royale) Houghton Ontonagon Gogebic Iron Baraga Marquette Dickinson Delta Alger Menominee Schoolcraft Luce Mackinac Chippewa Cheboygan PresqueIsle Emmet Charlevoix Otsego Montmorency Antrim Leelanau Benzie Manistee Alpena GrandTraverse Kalkaska Crawford Oscoda Alcona Iosco Ogemaw Roscommon Missaukee Wexford Mason Oceana Lake Osceola Clare Gladwin Arenac Bay Newaygo Mecosta Isabella Midland Huron Tuscola SaintClair Sanilac Montcalm Gratiot Saginaw Lapeer Genesee Shiawassee Kent Muskegon Ottawa Ionia Clinton Oakland Macomb Allegan Barry Eaton Ingham Livingston VanBuren Kalamazoo Calhoun Jackson Washtenaw Wayne Cass Berrien SaintJoseph Branch Hillsdale Lenawee Monroe Harbors Guide Federal Harbors of Refuge Harbor Reservations Available Online Call Directly for Reservation Bolles Harbor of Refuge Monroe Harbor of Refuge Metropark Harbor of Refuge St. Clair Shores Harbor of Refuge Mt. Clemens Harbor of Refuge Bay Port Harbor of Refuge Au Gres State Harbor Oscoda Harbor of Refuge South Manitou Island Harbor of Refuge Portage Lake Harbor of Refuge Holland Harbor of Refuge Rock Harbor - Harbor of Refuge Washington - Harbor of Refuge Elizabeth Park Marina Detroit - Erma Henderson Park Sebewaing Marina Bay City Liberty Harbor Cheboygan Municipal Marina Bois Blanc Island Township Harbor Harbor Springs Municipal Marina Boyne City - F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina Elk Rapids - Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor Suttons Bay Marina Northport - G. Marsten Dame Marina Leland Township Marina Frankfort Municipal Marina Ludington Municipal Marina Ludington Harbor View Marina Lime Island State Harbor Charles T. Harvey Marina Whitefish Point State Harbor Naubinway - Garfield Township Marina Little Lake State Harbor Manistique Marina Grand Marais Marina Munising - Bayshore Marina Gladstone Marina Escanaba Municipal Marina Menominee Marina Big Bay Safe Harbor and Marina Baraga Municipal Marina Lac La Belle State Harbor Eagle Harbor State Harbor Houghton City Marina Grand Traverse Bay - Schoolcraft Twp. Marina Hancock - Houghton County Marina Black River - U.S. National Forest Harbor Wm. G. Milliken State Park and Harbor Lake St. Clair Metropark Harbor Charles F. Moore Municipal Harbor Port Huron River Street Marina Lexington State Harbor Port Sanilac Harbor Harbor Beach Marina Port Austin State Harbor Caseville Marina East Tawas State Harbor Harrisville Municipal Marina Alpena Municipal Marina Presque Isle State Harbor Rogers City Marina Hammond Bay State Harbor Cheboygan County Marina Straits State Harbor Mackinaw City Municipal Marina Petoskey Municipal Marina East Jordan City Marina Charlevoix City Marina Beaver Island Municipal Marina Traverse City - Duncan L. Clinch Marina Greilickville - Elmwood Twp. Marina Arcadia Veterans Memorial Marina Manistee Municipal Marina Pentwater Municipal Marina Whitehall Municipal Marina Muskegon - Hartshorn Marina Grand Haven Municipal Marina South Haven Municipal Marina Saint Joseph - West Basin Marina New Buffalo Marina City of St. Ignace Public Marina Mackinac Island State Harbor Hessel Marina De Tour State Harbor Sault Ste. Marie - George Kemp Marina Fayette Historic State Park - Snail Shell Harbor Cedar River State Harbor Cinder Pond Marina Marquette - Presque Isle Marina Copper Harbor State Harbor Ontonagon Village Marina

Get a bird's-eye view of harbors

See Michigan’s harbors and marinas from a whole new perspective! New aerial drone footage shows what it looks like to navigate from open water into the harbor and see the overall layout of the facility – a view that can aid in planning your arrival and navigating to your slip.

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Harbor Wi-Fi

BoatUS is installing complimentary Wi-Fi at seven harbors. While supply chain challenges have slowed installation progress, Wi-Fi is now available at Mackinac Island State Harbor. Cedar River, DeTour, East Tawas, Lexington, Presque Isle and Straits state harbors are coming soon.


Electric shock drowning

You're at risk by entering the water near a boat or dock powered by electricity.

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Great Lakes beach safety tips

Rip currents, high waves and other dangerous currents and wave conditions can occur in the Great Lakes.

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Great Lakes water levels

Water levels forecast, weather and more from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.