The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently announced that the Bolles Harbor Boating Access Site in Monroe County will be under construction from Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 15. The site, off Waters Edge Road, is a popular lake. Erie access point.
The site will remain open for the duration of the project, except on days when paving takes place. Currently, the planned paving dates are October 5-8, but these dates depend on weather conditions and any unforeseeable circumstances that could delay the project.
The project is the third phase of long-term improvement plans for the Bolles Harbor site. Previous work in 2012 and 2015 included replacement of the entrance road, level adjustments and paving, installation of vault toilets, construction of a tie-down lane, installation of a rain garden, railing lighting and landscaping with native plant species.
All work is funded by the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a small fund raised from the collection of vessel registration fees, a portion of Michigan’s marine fuel tax, and user fees. Waterways funding is spent on the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities.
Bolles Harbor is one of the many public access sites on Lake Erie. The next nearest DNR boat launch is in William C. Sterling State Park. To find other boating access sites, harbors, and marinas in the Monroe County area and statewide, visit the Michigan Boating Information System website.
For more information on the Bolles Harbor Project, contact Jason Morgan at [email protected] or 734-289-2715.