Port Austin seasonal slips available: MI

Article Posted: March 12, 2004

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Port Austin seasonal slips available

State boating officials today announced ten seasonal slips are available for lease this summer at the newly-renovated Port Austin State Dock.

Available are six 30-foot slips, two 40-foot slips and two 45-foot slips. Interested boat owners may obtain an application by calling 989-856-4411 or by e-mailing a request to lauingeg@michigan.gov. A $25 nonrefundable fee must accompany the application, due on Mar. 30. Slips will be distributed in a lottery on Mar. 31. Those not selected will go on a waiting list. Commercial slips are not available.

The Port Austin State Dock opens May 14. The harbor was dredged and the launch ramp extended 12 feet to accommodate lower lake levels. Amenities at the dock include a fueling station, flush toilets, showers, electricity, water, pump outs and newly-added laundry facilities. Upcoming renovations planned include a new registration building and a new parking lot for automobiles and trailers.

Boaters interested in transient slips should contact the Central Reservation System at 1-800-44PARKS or at www.michigan.gov/dnr.

The Port Austin State Dock is located at the tip of Michigan's thumb at the corner of M-25 and M-53. Boating Access Motor Vehicle Permits are required for launching and are available at the dock's fee booth.

Source: MDNR

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