Details for Fayette Historic State Park Marina
Name

Fayette Historic State Park Marina
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 4.7 stars from 13 reviews

Address 13700 13.25 Lane
Garden, MI 49835

Phone906-644-2603

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - YES
Other info: Fayette Historic State Park is owned and operated by the State of Michigan; no reservations; drinking water available on shore; no other dock services.

Notes

Boats are expected to accept raft off, especially during bad weather. Quiet hours require no generators during the night. No fuel available.

VHF channel

No monitoring of VHF, 1 st come, 1st served

Web sitewww.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_10884_18317-44320--,00.html

Email contact



Owner, manager

Randy Brown

Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - YES

Payment info



Payment discounts

None

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info:

Approach

20 to 22 feet within the channel entrance to harbor.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: In busy times, rafting may be required. In low water years the north end of the dock may be less than 5' depth.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.76/ft (2014-08-10)

Other price info: 300 feet of face dock.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: No power.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)

No

Water (and pricing)

Yes - At a shore tank.

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info

No - Length of stay is limited by park rules.

FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

No

Ice

Yes - At ranger station.

Trash

Yes - Garbage cans on shore just off the dock.

Showers

No

Heads

Yes - Pit toilets in the village area. Flush toilets up the hill at the welcome center. Open all night.

Laundry

No

Grocery

No

Hardware

No

Restaurants

Yes - A 1 mile walk south of the campground, Sherry's Port Bar.

Bars

Yes - 1 mile walk.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities

No

Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

No - Very weak signal. Texts get out but phone reception is only fair up the hill or at the end of the points.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - South of the campground.

Transportation



Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Fayette Historic State Park Marina
Should be on everyone's must visit list!, 2016-09-06
Captain: , Green Bay, WI (400)

Beautiful brand new floating docks now (as of 1 Sept 2016) with power and water. On our "Can't wait to go back" list!!!



Was a wonderful stop (docks were still not available), 2016-08-02
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (2709)

As of 30 Jul 2016, the docks were essentially complete but awaiting inspection so no one could use them. Fortunately, the weather was such that anchoring on a shortened scope (anchored in 24 feet) was acceptable.

The park and surroundings were great to explore.



Fantastic Stop, 2016-06-26
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (627)

This is worth the stop. Very interesting town site. There are DNR personnel on site to answer questions and explain the history of the town. Very quiet. The docks have been removed. So anchoring out is the only option. The new docks are scheduled to be complete by August. I doubt they will make that schedule. Good anchor holding. There are sunken logs on the bay bottom.



Wonderful historical stop, 2015-07-17
Captain: , Bloomington, IN (156)

We spent a wonderful 24 hours at Fayette! It is a fantastic historical stop! Quiet and peaceful. In 2015 there are no electricity or other amenitites, but the word is that the State will be completely revamping the dock areas with new docks, electricity and water in 2016. Keep this proposed construction in mind if you are thinking of traveling here in 2016. There is plenty of room to anchor if the docks are inaccessable at that time, and several locations to tie up a dinghy. All in all, one of the highlights of our trip, and we will definitely stop again!



Blast from the past and a nice harbor, 2014-08-27
Captain: , Nowhere,OK (1314)

Snail shell harbor is just that, a harbor that spirals around, protected from winds in all directions. Long dock wall that held 5 of us easily. There is also a shorter 40' dock. Rafting up for the second layer.

The 1890's buildings are great. Yay Michigan Parks to think of turning this town into a living history park.

We spent 2 days here, the going rate is @0.75 cents a foot. Ice at the visitor center from 10-5 and from the ranger station 10-7 pm. A great place to swim about 5 mins from the dock. We had a fire on the beach, but remember to bring a flashlight, there are no streetlights.

This park is a closely kept secret by other boaters, don't let it get out.



Great location, interesting historical area, 2014-08-10
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6484)

Stopped at Fayette after crossing from Traverse Bay, we were worried about finding an open spot at the dock. Rafting and anchoring are permitted. Very protected harbor. Michigan has done great job of maintaining the buildings from the late 1800's. Nice dock, water from single spigot available. Great place to walk around.



A Great Annual trip, 2011-09-13
Captain: , Charlevoix, MI (74)

Fayette is an annual trip for our boat. You'll find depths of 8 feet on some docks, most with depth are in the middle of the long docks within the harbor. 8.5 feet is found on the short dock on the west side of the marina. Bring bikes, and bike along many of the trails and beware of sleeping with your ports open due to 'curious' raccoons in the area - they aren't bashful and don't mind boarding your boat. Very well protected, and great availability in early September without much issue. Bottom is grassy/weedy and doesn't always provide an adequate hold for those seeking anchorage.



Beautiful harbor with great views, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Green Bay WI (125)

Fayette is a beautiful place, you can hike to the top of the cliff and look over the whole harbor. Does lack power, water, bathrooms, showers and all of those things but still a great palce to visit.



Fayette Historic Park, 2011-03-09
Captain: , Macataw, MI (435)

Magnificent vistas and a beautiful place. Minimal amenities. A long dock that you have to be capable of backing into (if you have a 6' draft) because of shallow water in the area. The restored historic iron smelting community is definitely worth the trip.



This is the place ......, 2011-01-25
Captain: , Chicago IL (133)

... if you are looking to see the world as it looked at the turn of the century (1899-1900). Ghost town. Maintianed by the State of Mich - bring your own entertainment or (preferably) watch the Milky Way show at night, have a singalong on the steps of the old hotel, explore the bluffs and take a picture of your boat at anchor from several stories up and ..... listen to the sounds of nature as you soak up a world left behind by progress ....



Fayette History, 2010-09-23
Captain: , Houston, Tx (11)

If you have not been here yet, try to go when they have their annual Fayette festival (Aug.), the locals dress the part of the "early days", fun had by all, go early the dock space fills up quickly.



Lots of quiet with a great view, 2010-04-26
Captain: , grand rapids, mi (22)

I will add my 2 cents. We have been here many times and it is one of the best stops in the bay area (or the west coast of lake Michigan). It can get crowded but you can always find someone to raft with. It is best to get there before noon. Generators are ok,but please turn them of a sun down.

Dave and Barb Reinken
MV Hallelujah



Fayette, 2009-07-01
Captain: , escanaba, mi (283)

This a great harbor, no power or water but the place is wonderful. The harbor is very well protected and deep at the dock, 8'to 9 '. The place is great to explore and they have ice at the top of the hill at the entrance. It's about a 1 1/2 mile walk to the nearest pub but it's worth it, very colorful and great food.

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