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Old July 26th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Portage lake pinckney mi boat launch, need some info

Who has been, how many launchs, and anything to worry about to take boat there?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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Nice lake get a map many shallow areas also I believe it's in dexter twp
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Old July 26th, 2012, 04:28 AM   #3
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One launch off mcgregor rd. maybe 30 spots to park. Go early as it fills up FAST on the weekends.

Depending on what you are doing, I would check out the back chain as well.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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take an extra prop, or be quick on the trim. very shallow with little to no warning in many spots.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:13 AM   #5
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Kinda of related and might help a tad, get the app (I have android, I'm sure it's on apple too) by MI DNR Called MI Camping and Recreation Locator. Locates public boat launches and generally tells you type of launch and some lake info.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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One launch off mcgregor rd. maybe 30 spots to park. Go early as it fills up FAST on the weekends.
Mcgregor is the only public launch on Portage (state launch so you'll need the Rec Passport or pay to get in), and as he said it fills up fast! chances are slim that you can even get in on a weekend, unless you are there VERY early (opens at 8 I think, with 30 spots). Klaves Marina is next door to the launch, they used to offer launch passes for a fee, but I think it's only a seasonal pass. There is/was a privately owned launch just beyond the public one, by the old portage inn but it's first come first serve too (if it's still open). If you can get in, it's a nice chain of 9 lakes. If you have a shallow draft boat with a low profile to get under the bridges you can explore all day long.
-and as was mentioned, watch for sand bars in all of the lakes! On the weekends there are usually boats congregated on the sand bars...
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #7
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Based upon your previous experiences, you need to stay away from shallow lakes ;)

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