Welcome to Our Wonderful Waters


Whether you carry your watercraft on top of your car or pull your boat by trailer, you will find a place to launch it in this “Five-Star Wilderness®.” Gravel and hard-surface ramps make it easy to launch a day of fishing, cruising, skiing, sailing or paddling on three of the Great Lakes or hundreds of U.P. inland rivers, lakes and ponds. Most launching sites provide toilets and many have picnic areas, hiking trails and campgrounds. A few public marinas offer slips complete with electricity, water, cable TV and Internet for overnight stays.

So this year, fully enjoy your boat, canoe, kayak … even your yacht. Launch into waters where you can find the heart-pounding adventure – or the stillness – you desire.