Details for Houghton County Marina

Houghton County Marina

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 13 reviews

Address 109 Royce Rd
Hancock, MI 49930


After hours contact

Off season: 906-482-8307

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager

Houghton County



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: May 1 through October 31, 9 am to 5 pm. Memorial Day thru Labor Day 8 am to 7 pm.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 9
Total: 54
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2016-05-27)

Other price info: All deep water slips.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Gas is mid grade no alcohol. Premium diesel.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Mid-grade gas, no ethonol.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Premium diesel.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

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Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Marina has WiFi. Verizon cell signal is good, with 3G most of the time and occasionally 4G.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Car rental.

Other services


Reviews for Houghton County Marina
Houghton County Marina 062917, 2017-06-29
Captain: , Transient - Plymouth, Mi (811)

Decent Marina, staff friendly. Wifi sucks! Tried various different times to no avail. It is a problem they are aware of. On a good note, they have decnet fuel prices. Transient slip prices are about 1.40 per foot now, could not modify the existing nfo.

A nice marina, 2017-05-31
Captain: , Bayfield, WI (340)

We wanted to stay 2 nights but stayed 3 because of weather. An older marina, wood docks, but everything you need, including laundry. Clean bathroom and showers. Nice view of Houghton and the lift bridge, which no longer opens "on demand" but rather the top of every hour (if someone is waiting). Grocery and hardware would require a taxi or ride, but plenty of restaurants in the area. The Waterfront at The Ramada and La Cantina up the hill in Hancock both had good food and were within easy walking distance. Bank right across the street. Holiday gas station short walk up the hill. There seemed to be more on the Houghton side but that was a further walk across the bridge or cab ride. Marina staff were very friendly, attentive, and helpful. A nice stopping point for anything you need.

Nice stop over, 2016-06-30
Captain: , looping (62)

Older facilities. The town of Hancock a few blocks to the west. Houghton is across the bridge and worth the walk. Priceless car rental is about 4 miles to the east. Do not walk there as it is seldom open. The owner does buisness via cell phone and will drop you a car and allow you to leave the car at the marina.

Just stopped for fuel here, 2015-12-23
Captain: , Toronto (482)

Nice spot, vgood access to downtown Houghton. The staff were feindly and helpful.

I came in here on a heavy 60 foot boat, the docks were not up to that size of boat (2011), if the wind is strong and you have a large vessel, these docks might not be the best place to land.

Nice Marina, 2015-09-08
Captain: , La Crosse, WI (941)

Next to the lift bridge, close to everything, but a challenge to walk or bike to the downtown areas of either city. Nice bike trail on the Houghton side. Roy's is a great place for real pasties. Nice folks, clean bathrooms, but noisy due to traffic and repairs on the bridge. The bridge is typically at mid height of 32 feet. If it is at the low height of 7 ft, a call on channel 16 or 12 will result in a quick response.

Close to bridge and history, 2014-08-02
Captain: , Seattle (131)

Just across the bridge to historic Houghton. Don't miss the saloon with Tiffany lamps on the first floor of the senior housing. Good Finnish breakfast at Suomi. Clean restrooms, nice people.

Friendly Place rich in history and fun!, 2014-07-06
Captain: , Washburn, Wisconsin (293)

We spent two nights at the Houghton County and enjoyed every minute. Charlie was not only helpful, he was especially kind downplaying the less than perfect landing we made trying to look regal by backing in to the slip. "Anytime you can use the boat the next day, it was a good landing."

Nice Marina in a Great Town, 2013-09-04
Captain: , Milwaukee, WI (358)

I spent several nights here in 2013 to exchange crew before launching off to Isle Royale. Friendly staff experienced with dealing with cruisers. Outdated bathroom facilities, with only one shower apiece, but they are otherwise well maintained. There isn't really a no wake zone in the river, so wakes during the day can get annoying. It's also a long reach to the shore power plug ins, so bring your extensions!

Houghton is a very nice town. Most restaurants are across the bridge (10-20 min.), and groceries are a hike. The Ramada hotel down the street has a business center.

Good long term parking for crew.

Great Service, Very Friendly, 2013-06-17
Captain: , Pultneyville, NY (852)

Stopped over night here. Dock hands helped up tie up and the staff was very friendly. Restrooms/showers were spotless. I'd return anytime.

Very Nice Marina, 2012-08-24
Captain: , Detroit (767)

Great spot to stay and reload. Fuel prices are usually some of the better ones on Lake Superior. Make sure to hit the Farmer's Market in Hancock on Wednesday's and Saturday's. Marina accepts used oil for re-cycling. There is a bit of noise from the bridge.

Beautiful View, 2012-08-05
Captain: , Bay City Mi (30)

Great place to stay, good cell, WiFi and friendly staff. The only caveot is can be very rough due to the boat traffic that ignores the no wake sign. mostly locals in small but it is all day long.

Good Basic Service, 2012-07-21
Captain: , Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA (46)

Nothing fancy but a clean facility, well maintained and within walking distance of most anything you may need.

Well maintained, 2010-11-16
Captain: , Bayfield WI, USA (742)

Well maintained marina. Quality slips. Just east of the lift bridge. As short walk into Houghton or Hancock for supplies. There is a grocery store just up the hill on US-41 in Hancock. In general better dining and entertainment in Houghton. Try the Ambassador Bar just across the bridge for pizza. Best in the area.

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