Increasing Urban Shore-Based Fishing Access in the Cheboygan River: Construction Phase

Grant: # 1875

Grant Amount: $324,172.63

Board Decision Year: 2019

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey)

Keson, Caroline (caroline@watershedcouncil.org) 231-347-1181

2019 GLFT Access to the Great Lakes Fishery - Access to the Great Lakes Fishery

Project Summary

In the heart of the city of Cheboygan, the Cheboygan River runs with steelhead salmon, rainbow trout, walleye, bass, and sunfish before entering Lake Huron. Its desirable fishing lacks safe access. From designs created with public input, project proposes to construct two of seven planned fishing piers, adjacent lighting, and connecting paths. The piers will provide a destination for shore-based fishing using universal access and reduce erosion from foot traffic.