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Great Lakes boating
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.
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.
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, P.O. 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.
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.
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.