Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Elk Rapids, MI
The Elk Rapids Day Park is located on the Grand Traverse Bay and features an outdoor sculpture park developed by “Art Rapids!” Enjoy the many hiking trails or rest at the Deborah Wentworth Memorial Pavilion. The park has several picnic tables and grills throughout.
The Day Park is maintained by Antrim County. For more information, please visit: http://antrimcounty.org/elk_rapids_day.asp
The Lower Harbor hosts 213 slips with sizes from 28′ -70′ for seasonal and transient boaters offering full service amenities with direct access to East Grand Traverse Bay.
UPPER HARBOR I
The Upper Harbor hosts 30 slips for seasonal boaters with direct access to Elk River and the Antrim Chain of Lakes.
UPPER HARBOR II
The Upper Harbor II hosts 20 slips for seasonal boaters offering full service amenities with direct access to Elk River and the Antrim Chain of Lakes.
Courtesy docks are available in the Lower and Upper Harbor for 2 hour maximum docking to enjoy shopping or dining in the Village of Elk Rapids. Hail the Harbor office on channel 9-16-73 Vhf-fm or call 231-264-8174 for availability.
LOWER HARBOR LAUNCH RAMP
A four lane concrete launch ramp with sufficient water depth and lake size to accommodate most trailerable boats offering direct access to East Grand Traverse Bay.
UPPER HARBOR LAUNCH RAMP
A two lane concrete launch ramp offering direct access to Elk River and the Antrim Chain of Lakes.
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