DNR Launch Ramp Status – Lake St. Clair
June 26, 2023: DNR Boat Ramps Status around Lake St. Clair, North & Middle Channels (Muscamoot Bay). All the popular Macomb & St. Clair County ramps are open with the lake levels down, with the exclusion of the Clinton River Cut Off Boating Access Site in Macomb County near Crocker & 16 Mile Road.
As of June 2023, The Clinton River Cut Off boating access site in Macomb County will be closed for an indefinite amount of time due to unusable ramp conditions. There are close alternative locations, including Lake St. Clair Metropark (park fee to launch), DNR Harley Ensign and DNR Selfridge boating access sites (see map below).
ALSO Important to note! The 9 Mile Boat Launch in St. Clair Shores will close from August 2023 to August 2025 for area infrastructure improvements.
The good news with water levels down, the Middle Channel/Muscamoot Snooks Access on Harsen’s Island across from Brown’s Bar and the Decker’s DNR Access on the North Channel in Clay Township are both high and dry.
PHOTO: Snooks Access on Harsen’s Island
Although mostly underwater the last two season’s, the Snooks Access was still being utilized due to it close proximity to Little Muscamoot Bay. The Decker’s site had been completely shut down the past two seasons due to high water and erosion of the parking lot.
PHOTO: Decker’s DNR Access on the North Channel in Clay Township
Find a Lake St. Clair vacation rental near a DNR ramp site – most rentals have dockage on site. Save money and book here direct with the owners – all in great fishing and boating areas!