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The small village of Stronach in southern Manistee County is rich in recreation opportunities. The township has constructed one of the nicest playgrounds in the area, and a DNR boat access to Manistee Lake is nearby

Boat Launch-
paved ramp with drive-around circle, dock, parking for many vehicles with trailers

Access- via paved 2nd St in Stronach
Restrictions- no camping, DNR fee site, requires $6 daily fee or $24 annual pass, no fishing in close proximity to buoys labled "research"
Ecosystem- large freshwater lake, view across from dock is industrial
Other points of interest- Stronach Township Park, access to mouth of Little Manistee River, Lake Sturgeon Research Area
Most recent date this info personally checked - June 2007
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Fishing- Known for panfish, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye Pike, Muskellung, Salmon in the fall, Steelhead in the fall and spring. Fish from Manistee Lake may contain high levels of mercury and heavy metals.

Picnicking- picnic tables and grills at Stronach Township Park, three pavillions

Stronach Township Park has one of the nicest playgrounds in the area. There is a large modular play unit with various climbers and slides. This unit, and a merry-go-round are on sand. In the grassy area are swings, toddler swings, two sizes of slides and spring riding animals.

There is a baseball diamond, volleyball court (grass), and soccer field.

Handicap Accessibility- latrine at boat launch is fully accessible, uncertain access of latrines at park

Rest Rooms- latrines at the park and at the boat launch
Potable Water- summer only from a hand pump at the Township Park

Access- via paved roads
Restrictions- no camping
Seasonality- park is open year-round although snow may restrict use, no water
Ecosystem- small town at edge of Manistee Lake which is a deep water port, with industrial use. The park is close to the water, but high above it.
most recent date this info personally checked- June 2007
Additional Facilities- limited small town businesses
Maintained by-
Boat Launch - Michigan DNR
Park - Stronach Township of Manistee County
More- Public Health Assessment of Packaging Corporation Of America on Manistee Lake and surrounding area

Comment by Stan, July 17, 2007. i need to know if the salmon are starting to run in the little manistee river?
Response. I can provide info about locations, but for more detailed information about the current fishing conditions you would need to consult a site focused on fishing or perhaps make calls to local agencies.

[Counties] Lake County Manistee County Mason County Oceana County

From US 31, turn east just south of Manistee on Filer City Road. This descends a hill to a T across from the Packaging Corporation of America. Take a right, wind around the end of the lake and you will soon enter the village of Stronach. The park is easily visible on the left. To reach the boat launch, continue past the park to 2nd Street. Turn left, and veer right at the end of the street into the access parking area.

Or, from US 31, turn east on Preuss Road which is marked with a brown public access sign. When you reach a T, turn left. The road jogs right, and then make a left on Huer Hill Road. This reaches a T on Filer City Road. Turn right and enter Stronach as above. This way seems more complicated to me than the option above, but it is the route that is officially marked.

From MI-55 turn southwest on Stronach Road. This angles into the village of Stronach. When you reach a T the park is directly across from you. Turn right to reach the boat launch, then left on 2nd Street. Veer right at the end of the street into the access parking area.


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