State harbors offer slip-specific reservations as part of pilot program for 2017
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Posted by: Liz Szlaga
A new pilot program from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources now allows boaters to make slip-specific reservations in select Michigan state harbors during the 2017 season. The five facilities participating in the pilot project are: William G. Milliken State Harbor (Wayne County), Straits State Harbor (Cheboygan County), Grand Haven Marina (Ottawa County), Lake St. Clair Marina (Macomb County), and Saint Clair Boat Harbor (St. Clair County). Currently, when a reservation is made through the state's reservation system, the customer is guaranteed a slip at the facility. Upon arrival, the boater is assigned a specific slip by harbor staff. Under the pilot program, boaters have the opportunity to reserve their favorite slips, reserve slips next to another boat if they want to dock together or choose which side they want to tie up. They'll know exactly what they are getting before arriving at the harbor.