Alternate Boat Access

Launching of portable water craft is available but with less than ideal conditions (e.g. steep slopes or wading required)

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Click to center Botsford Road - Pickerel Lake in the map view.
Botsford Road End
Click to center Boy Scout Park - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Nice Township Park on Mullett Lake
Click to center Burley Road - Crooked Lake in the map view.
Burley Road End
Click to center Burt Lake State Park - Sturgeon River in the map view.
Carry down access to the Sturgeon River
Click to center City of Muskegon Grand Trunk Launch Ramp on Muskegon Lake in the map view.
Grand Trunk features a small boat launch, parking, access to the Lakeshore Trail bike path, a wetland boardwalk, picnic shelter and interpretive signage. The Lake Express Muskegon to Milwaukee high speed ferry terminal is located nearby.
Click to center City of Muskegon Norman F. Kruse Park Access in the map view.
This quiet, scenic park is nestled in wooded dunes. It is a popular picnic and swimming area.
Click to center City of Muskegon Richards Park Access in the map view.
Richards Park is located between the South Branch and the Middle Branch of the Muskegon River.
Click to center Commerce Court in the map view.
Primitive access to river behind building.
Click to center Crooked River Lock in the map view.
Lake Street Road end at Crooked River Locks
Click to center East Mullett Lake Rd - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Road crossing of the mouth of the Pigeon River
Click to center Ellinger Road - Burt Lake in the map view.
Ellinger Road End
Click to center Goodrich Park Access in the map view.
This popular, 8.5 acre regional and community park is located in the City of Whitehall and co-located with the White Lake Municipal Marina.
Click to center Graham Road - Crooked Lake in the map view.
Graham Road End
Click to center Green Docks - Indian River in the map view.
Local swimming hole on the Indian River
Click to center Hiawatha Trail - Mud Lake in the map view.
Access point between Mud and Round Lakes
Click to center Hideaway Park - Indian River in the map view.
Small Park at the end of River Street
Click to center Island Sanctuary Park - Crooked River in the map view.
Park and River Access at East Street
Click to center Konle Road - Mud Lake in the map view.
Konle Road Crossing - not recommended
Click to center Lake Street - Crooked Lake in the map view.
Lake Street Road End - Ponshewaing
Click to center Lakeview Road - Pickerel Lake in the map view.
Lakeview Road - road end
Click to center Long Skinny Park in the map view.
Located between Middle Bayou and South Bayou on Hamlin Lake
Click to center Mack Ave - Burt Lake in the map view.
Mack Ave - Burt Lake - Road End
Click to center Main St - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Main St - Mullett Lake
Click to center Maple Bay Boating Access Site in the map view.
DNR Maple Bay Boat Launch - Burt Lake
Click to center Mead Road Boat Launch in the map view.
Boat Launch
Click to center Mill Iron Road at Muskegon River in the map view.
This is a popular local launch for small boats, canoes and kayaks. Free parking is available at a paved culdesac above a 50 yard gravel driveway that leads to a flat area right at the river's edge.
Click to center Mission Road - Pickerel Lake in the map view.
Mission Road End
Click to center Mullett Lake Woods Rd - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Mullett Lake Woods Rd - Mullett Lake - Road End
Click to center Muskegon Conservation Club in the map view.
The Muskegon Conservation Club provides access for members and guests. Emergency access is available and additional paddler-friendly amenities are currently being planned.
Click to center Muskegon County Pioneer Park Beach Access in the map view.
Pioneer Park features a swimming beach and a campground that is accessible from the beach from a wooden stairway.
Click to center Needles Rd - Burt Lake in the map view.
Needles Rd - Burt Lake - Road End
Click to center Oden Island Road - Crooked Lake in the map view.
Oden Island Road access on either side of the bridge.
Click to center Orchard Beach Rd - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Orchard Beach Road End
Click to center P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Access in the map view.
This popular State Park offers camping, swimming, hiking, cross country skiing, and interpretive programs at the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center.
Click to center Parrott Pointe Road - Mullett Lake in the map view.
Parrott Pointe Road End
Click to center Petoskey State Park Beach access in the map view.
Petoskey State Park, located on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 303 scenic acres and offers a beautiful sandy beach on the bay.
Click to center Roberts Road - Burt Lake in the map view.
Roberts Road End
Click to center Rotter Rd - Burt Lake in the map view.
Rotter Rd - Burt Lake - Road End
Click to center Royal Oak Beach in the map view.
Royal Oak Beach - Mullett Lake
Click to center Snider Road - Crooked River in the map view.
Snider Rd. - Road End
Click to center South Ave in the map view.
South Ave - Indian River - Road End
Click to center South Side Municipal Marina - City of South Haven in the map view.
Marina
Click to center South St - Mullett Lake in the map view.
South St - Mullett Lake - Road End
Click to center Spring Lake Park - Spring Lake in the map view.
Spring Lake Park - Not a good access point.
Click to center Vacationland Dr in the map view.
Vactionland Dr - Mullett Lake - Road End
Click to center Veterans Memorial Park on Muskegon River in the map view.
Veterans Memorial Park, on Muskegon River at Muskegon Lake is a historically significant World War I memorial park and a tribute to all veterans. Significant effort is underway to restore historic features and passive public outdoor recreation amenities.
Click to center Waikiki St in the map view.
Waikiki St - Mullett Lake - Road End
Click to center Witt Blvd - Indian River in the map view.
Witt Blvd - Indian River - Road End
Click to center Benona Township Swimming Beach in the map view.
Swimming Dock
Click to center Bay County Pinconning Park and Campground in the map view.
County Owned Park, Campground and Boat Launch.
Click to center Kal-Haven Rustic Campground, No Vehicle Access in the map view.
Small rustic campground
Click to center Muskegon County Pioneer Park Campground in the map view.
Pioneer Park is a 145-acre park with 213 campsites, picnic facilities, restrrom and a beach along the Lake Michigan shoreline
Click to center Muskegon State Park Lake Michigan Campground in the map view.
The Muskegon State Park Lake Michigan Campground is located directly across Scenic Drive from Winter Sports Complex, luge and hiking trails through wooded dunes. The historic Blockhouse is nearby, offering a panoramic view of the topography.
Click to center Muskegon Lake Navigational Channel at Lake Michigan in the map view.
The Channel connects Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan and to the Great Lakes. Large freighters, tugs, sailboats, fishing boats and the Lake Express high-speed, cross lake ferry to Milwaukee all use this scenic, commercial and recreational channel.
Click to center North Arm Loon Preserve in the map view.
Natural area with a walking path to provide access to water
Click to center Kids Corners - City of South Haven in the map view.
Lake Michigan Beach
Click to center Union Pier-Berrien Street Lake Access in the map view.