Quanicassee River Boating Access Site to close Sept. 7-Nov. 1 for repairs, enhancements

Contact: Rich Fenner (DNR Parks and Recreation Division), 989-684-3020
Agency: Natural Resources

Aug. 19, 2021

Quanicassee River Boating Access Site sign with parking lot in background

Starting Sept. 7, boaters who regularly use the Quanicassee River Boating Access Site to reach Lake Huron will need to seek other access points. The site, located in Wisner Township, Tuscola County, will undergo repairs to the fishing platform, retaining wall, sidewalks and parking lot.

Specifically, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said site improvements include the addition of a concrete sidewalk cap to help improve drainage and address Americans with Disabilities Act standards; replacement of retaining wall sections; and parking lot repairs, including cracked sealing, pavement conditioning and painting.

The Quanicassee River site was last updated more than 20 years ago. The project will take roughly eight weeks and the site is slated to reopen Nov. 1. 

The following sites also provide access to Lake Huron:

  • Saginaw River Mouth Boating Access Site, located off Shady Shore Road in Bay City.
  • Lindy's Marina, 9051 Bay City Forestville Road in Fair Grove.
  • Finn Road Park, 2300 N. Finn Road in Essexville.

This $245,000 project is funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a restricted fund derived from boat registration fees, state gasoline tax and the Michigan marine fuel tax for the construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities, harbors and inland waterways.

For the latest information on this project, updated closure dates and other DNR recreation closures, visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.

For more information, contact Rich Fenner, Bay City State Park manager, at 989-684-3020 or FennerR@Michigan.gov. Information on additional boating resources is available at Michigan.gov/Boating.

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