DNR HARBOR SLIP RESERVATIONS NOW AVAILABLE BY PHONE|
LANSING--Boaters now may make harbor slip reservations at
nine state-run harbors on Lake Huron and in the Straits of
Mackinac by calling the Department of Natural Resources'
state park reservation number, 800-44-PARKS.
In the past, boaters seeking dock space on their day of
arrival often were turned away because all slips were full.
Now, they will be able to reserve a slip in advance at
Cheboygan City, Cheboygan County, East Tawas, Lexington,
Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Port Austin, Presque Isle or
St. Ignace harbors. "With nearly one million registered
boaters in Michigan, this group of harbors and the
communities that support them will greatly benefit from the
new reservation system," said Rodney Stokes, DNR Parks and
Recreation Bureau Chief. "For the first time in Michigan
history, boaters will be able to make reservations in
advance of their stay, thereby giving them the ability to
better plan a trip on Michigan's waterways."
Stokes said between 50 and 75 percent of the slips are
available for reservation through the new system, with the
remaining slips at each harbor available on a first-come
The DNR, in coordination with the e-Michigan Office, soon
will be making harbor reservations available over the