The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced the Otsego Lake State Park boating access site in Otsego County will be closed for a major site improvement. The closure is anticipated to take place in mid-April and construction is expected to be substantially completed by May 26.
An alternate boating access site is located at the Otsego Lake County Park on the northwest side of the lake. The adjacent day-use area at Otsego Lake State Park also will be closed during site improvements; however, the state park campground will remain open during this time. Public patience and consideration are appreciated during the site closure.
Improvements include traffic lane maneuvering improvements, parking lot upgrades, a new boat and trailer tie-down lane, naturalized storm-water management systems and full, barrier-free accessibility. Otsego Lake is one of the largest lakes in the county, and improvements at this site will greatly enhance the public service for the boating public.
For more information, contact Otsego Lake State Park Supervisor Kelly Kinser at 989-732-5485.
To search for other boating access sites, harbors and marinas, explore Michigan’s Recreational Boating Information System website at www.michigan.gov/mrbis.
Michigan is one of the nation’s leaders in registered watercrafts, which is approaching nearly 1 million. Boaters enjoy more than 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams and 3,000 miles of freshwater shoreline – more than any other state. This project is supported through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, which is comprised of revenues received from boat registrations and marine fuel taxes. The revenues are dedicated by state law for the acquisition, development and management of boating facilities.