Saginaw River and Bay Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Recreation and Education: Boat Launches and a Nature Park
The Saginaw River and Bay settlement provided for construction of two boat launches, significant improvements to a third boat launch site, and creation of a nature park. These projects now provide recreational and educational opportunities for the public.
Edward M. Golson, Jr. Boat Launch and Nature Park: This new 4-lane boat launch facility and nature park at the end of Johnson Street in Bay City includes ample parking, boat preparation and tie-down lanes, an outdoor classroom, trails along the river and around a wetland and a boardwalk and observation decks to bring visitors over parts of the marsh.
Cass Avenue Boat Launch: This new single-lane boat ramp at the end of Cass Avenue in Bay City includes a fishing and river overlook area.