Details for William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
Name

William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 3.3 stars from 9 reviews

Address Atwater Street
Detroit, MI

Phone313-396-0217

After hours contact



Facility type

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

Notes

Harbor Master on duty: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

VHF channel

9

Web sitewww.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_10884_18317-44255--,00.html

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Credit or debit card. No cash is accepted.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Seasonal

Additional info: May to September

Approach

Enter just west of the lighthouse.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Moderate

Tide & current additional info

Current isn't a big issue.

Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 10
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: 40' docks have about 10'.

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: 52
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Up to 27' is $1 per foot, with a minimum of $24.
28-36' is $1 per foot plus an additional dollar.
37 and over is a $1 per foot and an additional fee which increases with boat size.
Enter information in the reservation link on the website for precise pricing.
$1/ft up to 27'. $1/ft +$1 for larger boats

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info: Available

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

No

Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: NOT AVAILABLE
Diesel: NOT AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Have to leave gated area, but nice grassy area across street.

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out

Yes - $5

Ice



Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes

Heads

Yes

Laundry

Yes - Free

Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants



Bars



Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

No

Boat ramp availability

No

Transportation



Other services



Attractions

Captain Geoff reported July 2010: 'The Boardwalk along Detroit River is very nice. It takes you about 1.5 miles S from the marina well past the RenCen. We had no security concerns while walking it, but I wouldn't walk it at night.'

Reviews for William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
unexpectedly good, 2016-07-22
Captain: , Port Huron Michigan (180)

secure, no problem with 4.5 FT draft. Detroit is just outside the gate. Slip faced South, look up and see the Ren-Cen.



Good safe stop, 2014-07-22
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1897)

It's Detroit and like so many cities revitalization is occurring.
The staff are not boat people and don't monitor their radio even though they say they do.
The plant growth has reduced water depth so be careful docking.
Our 50 amp service was wired wrong so we switched to another switch which did work.
Still it was a safe marina good security and we slept well, although at $1.50 ft it was pricey for what you received.





Well kept up, 2014-04-08
Captain: , Lake St Clair, MI (20)

Have stayed here three times. The facilities are modern, clean and well kept up. Some of the staff have been wonderful, others less attentive. The park that surrounds the marina is pleasant for a walk and taking the Riverwalk to downtown is very nice.
The one drawback is that it can be noisy at night from the kids in the abandoned parking lot across the street blasting music from their cars.
It will be interesting to see if the new DNR tour center nearby will help to revitalize the surrounding neighborhood.



Good Downtown Marina, 2013-08-09
Captain: , Britt, Ontario (691)

Very secure marina in downtown. It is gated with lots of security around. They didn't advise walking to grocery store. Decent washrooms and free laundry. Good depth for our 5'5" draft.



The best marina from which to see the real Detroit, 2013-07-05
Captain: , Brisbane, Australia (399)

The marina is in good shape, but the maintenance staff are not detail orientated, all facilities could be cleaner. There is a free laundry. Nice walk to downtown (GM/renaissance center) along water front. Greenway walk to supermarket.

This is a primarily african american marina in an (83%) african american city. It's not scary or scetchy, it's just black. The Detroit waterfront is decayed, but reviving. The Detroit people are battered but proud. We (caucasians) found the people Detroit to be extremely friendly, polite, helpful and welcoming. The boaters in the marina were very friendly even sharing their food and beverages with us.



Very nice facility and staff, 2010-07-28
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

We had a nice view of Detroit as we passed by and we pulled into the Milliken State Park Marina which is about a mile N of the Renaissance Center. We had been told that MI had wonderful state run marinas, and I couldn't agree more. The marina had 52 nicely built slips that can handle boats up to 50'. The staff was very attentive and even offered to help carry our laundry to the FREE washer and drier! You'll find parks and a boardwalk that takes you along the river to the downtown area. We walked it and even watched "The Double" being filmed with Richard Gere and Martin Sheen. There were lots of people out enjoying the area and we never once felt ill at ease. Of course, we're used to being in Central and South America, where we're often the only white people around.



aka tricentenial park, 2010-05-07
Captain: , Whitehall, Mi (1754)

Nice well maintained marina run by the DNR. It is gated and the riverwalk is making it into a much nicer area than it used to be.

Walkable to downtown. Some shopping about 1/2 mile east.



Clean, Quiet and Safe, 2009-06-28
Captain: , Detroit (10)

Although this marina is located near the abandoned warehouse section of downtown Detroit, it is safe ... very safe. A lot of new development is planned for this area which eventually will make this a popular destination spot for Detroit. The Detroit River Walk is part of this facility ( a short walk to downtown) ... an example of what is to come for Detroit. Give it time.



Tri Centenial Marina, 2008-08-06
Captain: , Patterson, La (1441)

Biggest problem is that the neighborhood is bad. Lots of abandoned bldgs and vacant land. Nothing within walking distance. Only 4 boats regularly here. For the time here we were the only transient or one other boat.
First class docks, just like all the state marinas.

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