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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home jetdude's Avatar
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    Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    If anyone else would like a list for their county or lake, let me know and I'll post it up as well.

    Lake St. Clair access sites, as promised:

    Metro Beach- 8 lane blacktop ramp, loading piers, lots of parking, marinas near by. Located at 16 mi. and Jefferson.

    Harley Ensign Memorial Access- 18 lane blacktop ramp, huge parking, restrooms, open 8 am to 5 pm. Located at the end of South River road, at the the Clinton River inlet.

    Selfridge- 8 lane blacktop ramp, loading piers, large parking lot, gates closed between 11pm and 4am. Located at the east end of Hall Road (M-59).

    Brandenburg Park- 8 lane blacktop ramp, loading piers, huge parking, restrooms and picnic area, as well as a play ground. Located north of 21 and south of 23 mile roads on Jefferson. On the northwest side of Anchor Bay.

    Fair Haven Public Access- 2 lane concrete ramp, loading pier, restrooms, decent sized parking lot but crowded on weekends. Located off of M-29 (23 mile road) just before Palms Road. On the north end of the lake.

    Deckers Landing DNR access site- 2 lane concrete ramp, loading pier, little area to beach water craft lightly off to the side, restroom, parking for 50 rigs. Located at the end of Anchor Bay Drive, take M-29 (23 mile road) to Anchor Bay Drive in Clay Township. Take Anchor Bay Drive allt he way to the end, keep right at the end of the road and keep following past Deckers Landing Marina to the DNR site. Nice quiet quaint and quiet ramp on the weekdays, efficient on the weekend. Located at the mouth of the North Channel. Watch for swans.

    Snooks Highway- smaller concrete ramp, suitable for small boats only, great for PWC. Smaller parking area, not very busy, restaurant on the same canal. Located on the Middle Channel on Harsen's Island. Take M-29 into Clay Township, past the colony a few miles, turn right onto the Harsen Island Ferry. From the Ferry turn right, follow that road to Golf Course road, and turn left. At the end of the road turn right, then turn left onto Middle Channel road, turn left into the state ramp, just after Brown's restaurant. On the middle channel, off of Harsens Island.
    *The Harsens Island ferry charges a 6 dollar fee to cross without an annual sticker.

    Clay Township Public Access- large concrete ramps, loading piers, restroom, restaurants and fast food near by. Located on M-29, past the Harsen Island Ferry. On the North Channel.

    Algonac Public Ramp- 4 lane blacktop ramp, loading peirs, restrooms. Parking in the city lot west of the access. Located on M-29 in Algonac in the city park. On the St. Clair River.

    Algonac State Park- Small, rough, sand/gravel ramp. Reccomended for small craft only. Located on M-29 in Algonac State Park. On the St. Clair River.

    Walpole Island Ramp- Gravel ramp, loading pier, small parking lot. Take M-29 into Algonac to the Walpole Island Ferry, from the intersection of highway 33 and highway 40, proceed west to St. Clair River road. From there, turn south to come upon the small ramp. On the South Channel.

    Marine City Access- 4 lane concrete ramp, loading peirs and restrooms. Located on M-29 just before Marine City. On the St. Clair River, at the mouth of the Belle River.

    St. Clair Boat Harbor- "Quality facility," has 3 lane blacktop ramp, loading peirs, restrooms, large blacktop parking area. Located in the town of St. Clair, from M-29, turn west on the marked access road just before the bridge. On the St. Clair River, at the mouth of the Pine River.

    Port Huron (12th Street Boat Launching Ramp)- 4 lane concrete ramp, loading peirs, large parking lot. Located in Port Huron on Water Street between I-94 and M-25. On the Black river in Port Huron, which gives quick access to the St. Clair River, near the Blue Water Bridge.

    Sarnia Ramp (Contennial Park, in Ontario)- 4 lane concrete ramp, loading peirs, restrooms, large parking. In Sarnia, from the bridge keep right onto highway 402, take Front Street to south to Exmouth Street, turn right to Harbour road and follow that to the ramp. On the east side of the St. Clair River, across from Port Huron.



    I did the best I could to decribe in detail the ramps that I know of. Note that towards the end of the list, ramps are on the St. Clair River.


    When traveling the St. Clair River, please be careful and use caution, look out for ferrys and stay in the marked channels. Especially by the Pine River, be cautious of the "Middle Grounds," an extremely shallow shoal int he middle of the river, stay in the markers. Same with Stag Island near Marysville, and around Fawn Island by the Belle River. The St. Clair river is no place to fool around if you are unfamiliar with the area. There are a lot of experienced skippers traveling the river at any time, as well as shipping traffic. Share the channel with the freighters, they have the right of way.


    As for Lake St. Clair, it is best to have a little bit of local knowledge/experience in certain areas. Otherwise, just be careful if you are unfamiiliar with the area, and know the rules of the road.


    All DNR ramps charge a fee to enter unless you have an annual pass. In the Algonac State Park launch, you must have a State Park pass.

    If anyone else has any other sites that I missed, feel free to contact me and I'll add them in.
    --ALEX

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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    theres fifteen public ramps to st clair ? what would be the closest ramp from waterford ?
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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMitchJones
    theres fifteen public ramps to st clair ? what would be the closest ramp from waterford ?
    well if u were to take M59 east all the way till it ends, ud end up at the selfridge boat launch...

    actualy i belive there are more than that.. the list starts at metro and goes up, i know there are a couple more acces sites to LSC that are a bit farther south of metro..
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    I dream skis svtnos's Avatar
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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    just going over this i noticed it said metro has 8 lanes.. maybe for the boat launch but they have a seperate jetski launch ramp and its only 2 lanes..

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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    Thank you for the lake st. clair suggestions. Can anyone help out a new family inregard to fun, but safe in land lakes to ride for less experianced riders? Thanks Bob

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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by svtnos View Post
    just going over this i noticed it said metro has 8 lanes.. maybe for the boat launch but they have a seperate jetski launch ramp and its only 2 lanes..
    I know the main ramp is on the river is the jetski launch on the lake? Dont want to have to idle down the river i know there is a dnr site on jefferson just south of the park which looks like its on the lake. I just moved to harrison twp and am looking foward to riding here havnt been on the lake yet.
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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    Quote Originally Posted by dlscholz View Post
    I know the main ramp is on the river is the jetski launch on the lake? Dont want to have to idle down the river i know there is a dnr site on jefferson just south of the park which looks like its on the lake. I just moved to harrison twp and am looking foward to riding here havnt been on the lake yet.
    Yes it's on the main lake. Follow the signs to the "Day Sail Launch". It's 2 lanes. It looks like the dock is new this year. Last year the dock was in pretty bad shape but its good now. Mostly kayaks and ski's launch there.

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    Re: Lake St. Clair Boating Access Sites

    Ya ive been goin there a few times now its nice being on the lake ramp is usually pretty nasty though
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