The Ford River Mouth Boating Access Site will close July 11th–September 3rd

Anglers who fish along the shores of the Ford River in Delta County may have to relocate for a while.

The Ford River Mouth boating access site will be closed from July 11th through September 3rd for site improvements.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation will oversee paving and parking area.

A concrete sidewalk will also be added mouth of ford river boating access will close July 11.

Alternative access to the ford river includes:

– Aronson Island Boat Launch west of Escanaba

– North Shore Boat Launch, north of Escanaba

– Kipling boating access site Gladstone

– Cedar river State Harbor and boating access site

The Michigan state waterways fund, is paying for a portion of the project.

The restricted fund comes from boat registration fees, state gasoline tax, and the Michigan Marine Fuel Tax.

For the latest information on this project, updated closure dates and other DNR recreation closures, visit