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
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
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