Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Muskegon River boating access sites closed due to flooding

The Department of Natural Resources' Parks and Recreation Division today announced the temporary closure of four boating access sites on the Muskegon River in Newaygo County due to flooding. The sites include Thornapple, Pine Street, Newaygo/New Bridge and Anderson Flats.

These areas will remain closed until the river's depth lowers to 10 feet as measured by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) depth gauge at Croton Dam in Croton Township. The closures are in effect to avoid potential danger to rescue personnel and reduce damage to boat launches during the flood stage.

For more information, call the USGS hotline at 231-652-5009 or visit

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

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