your paddlesports destination

Stoney Creek Metro Park in Michigan

Trip Overview

Quiet, large 500 acre lake with a 10 mph boat speed limit so it cuts out motorboat and jetski activity. A launch area is at Eastwood Beach that is right next to a parking lot.

For the most part its pretty quiet, even on weekends. A very quick drive from the northern Detroit suburbs.

Place of interest on the lake:
West end of the lake is an island and out on the east end is a large cove, the entire lake is loaded with wildlife: geese, swans, birds of prey, plenty of fish, turtles & deer.

Best times to go is later in the day or early evening on weekdays, at that time the place pretty much empty for the exception of a few sailboats and some other yakers. Plus about one of the best sunset views over the water found in southeast Michigan.

If you dont have a kayak, the park rents them for I think $5 an hour. Usually rentals are from April until October, but check the park for further info.

Accommodations:

Full facilities with picnic areas, bike trails, beaches, golf, hiking.

Fees:

$4 daily pass or $20 for an annual pass

Directions:

26 Mile Road, 3 miles east of M-53/Van Dyke.

Resources:

http://metroparks.com/

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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