Kawkawlin River Launch Sites

Public access at 4 Mile Rd / Wheeler Rd.
I-75 North bound: Exit at Wilder Rd. at the signal light turn left onto Wilder.
Proceed to 3 Mile Rd. Turn right onto 3 Mile traveling north to Wheeler Rd.
At Wheeler, turn left (west), going 1 mile to the Public Access.
Adequate parking, but no toilets; 1.5 miles to Kawkawlin Village.
GPS: N 43 38.341, W 83 58.491
H.H.Stein Memorial Park in Kawkawlin Village
North on M-13 to the Village of Kawkawlin
At the signal light turn left (W) on to Grove St.
Go 1 block to Pine St., turn left (south), drive 0.2 of a mile, park is on your right.
Great parking and nice grassy launch; 4.5 miles to the river mouth.
GPS: N 43 38.948, W 83 56.822
Public Access - 0.5 mile from River Mouth
From Bay City Meijer Store on Wilder Rd. travel east on Wilder to Henry/State Park Dr. Intersection at the Signal Light Rite Aide on SW corner. Turn left, heading (N).
Cross the Kawkawlin River and turn right on Pembrooke, then right on Rivelo to River Dr.
At River Dr. the Easement Entrance can be found next to the home located at 401 River.
Parking is free but no toilets.
GPS: N 43 39.254, W 83 53.562
Public Access - Adjacent to 331 River Rd. 0.25 miles from River Mouth
Follow above initial directions.
At Pembrooke, turn right.
At junction, ease left onto Glendale, taking Glendale to River
Turn left on River Rd. to the intersection of River & Oakdale
Boat Hoist at rivers' edge, if you need help launching your kayak!
State Park beach is west 0.75 miles from river mouth.
Parking, but no toilets.
GPS: N 43 39.405, W 83 53.259

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