Launch Sites

  • Houghton Lake Area
    Houghton Lake
    • Located behind the Rite Aid is a DNR boat launch. This can be used with a DNR Permit.
    • Another DNR Boat Launch is located at Lantz Landing on Old 27 next to Comfort Suites. This landing also requires a DNR Permit.
    • Lapham’s Marina is a private launch site which can be used for a small fee. Located off County Rd. 100 on Marina Dr. across from Roscommon County Airport (989)366-7763.
    • Located at Whitney Court, there is a DNR launch site on County Rd. 100. This can be used with a DNR Permit.
    • There is a site at the Sullivan Beach, located behind Chase Bank on Park St off M-55, in Prudenville.
  • Higgins Lake
    Higgins Lake
    • South Higgins Lake State Park; this DNR launch site is free with the purchase of a State Park sticker. Only boats belonging to registered campers can be left overnight.
    • Higgins Lake Boat Yard is at the end of Mill Road, off of West Higgins Lake Drive in Higgins Lake (989) 821-6509.
    • On W. Higgins Lake (County Road 200) in Lyon Township is a public DNR boat launch which can be used with the purchase of a DNR Permit.
    • North Higgins Lake State Park has a DNR launch site and can be used with the purchase of a State Park sticker.
    • B & B Marina on Clare Street on the North Shore of Higgins is a launch site that is available to customers that rent boats from this business.
  • Lake St Helen
    Lake St. Helen

    The Richfield Township launch site (former DNR launch site) is open to the public. It features a free ADA kayak and canoe launch with fishing pier.

  • Houghton Lake Area
    Marl Lake

    Located NE of Higgins Lake, across from S. Higgins Lake State Park. Marl Lake is limited to non-powerboats. Requires a State Park sticker.

  • Reedsburg Dam
    Reedsburg Dam

    Located at the Reedsburg Dam State Forest Campground at the junction of M-55 & County Road 300 near Houghton Lake is run by the DNR. Their phone number is (989)275-4622. A State Park sticker is required. Limited use of small power driven water crafts.


Boat & Ski Boat Rentals

  • B & B Sports Center
    B & B Boat Rental

    431 Clare Blvd · RoscommonPhone: (989) 821-6549

    Pontoon boats; ski boats, fishing boats, and wave runners can be rented at this marina one mile east of the North State Park on the North Shore of Higgins Lake.

  • Be Water Rentals
    Be Water Rentals

    6560 W Houghton Lake Drive - Houghton LakePhone: (989) 459-1333

    Offering Pontoon Boat, Kayak, Paddle Board, Paddle Boat, Canoe, & Snowmobile Rentals. Call (989) 459-1333.

  • Brian's Lakeside Marina
    Brian's Lakeside Marina

    8320 W Houghton Lake Drive · Houghton LakePhone: (989) 422-6720

    Brian's offers a wide range of boat and pontoon services, as well as boat slips. It’s the perfect place to ride out and enjoy one of the state’s most beautiful bodies of water. Plus, Brian’s Lakeside Marina conveniently supplies boat and pontoon rentals as well as fuel.

  • Lyman's On The Lake
    Lyman’s on the Lake

    6560 W Houghton Lake Drive · Houghton LakePhone: (989) 422-3231

    This marina offers a variety of baits, lures, underwater cameras, walleye & bluegill supplies, and line reels for customers. They sell a range of beer and discount cigarettes as well.

  • Houghton Lake Marina
    Houghton Lake Marina & Power

    13710 W. Shore DriveHoughton LakePhone: (989) 422-7257

    They offer parts and service for all major models of boats, including Big Bore kits, and service for maximum and high performance work. They rent pontoon and fishing boats as well.

  • L & G Boat Rentals
    L & G Boat Rentals

    @ Heights Marina, 900 Shoreline Drive · Houghton Lake(across from the Haunted Mansion on M-55)Phone: (989) 429-5575

    They offer boat rentals, pontoon boats and fishing boats with motors- 14 ft. Deep V. Open 7 days a week 7AM to 7 PM.

  • Load N Go
    Load 'N Go

    9383 N Cut Road · RoscommonPhone: (989) 821-1717

    Kayaks and Paddle Board rentals

  • South Higgins Lake State Park Store
    S. Higgins Lake St Park Store

    106 State Park Drive · RoscommonPhone: (989) 821-5930

    They rent pontoons, paddleboats, water bicycles by the hour or the week.

  • Korbinski's Marine
    Korbinski’s Marine

    365 W Houghton Lake Drive · PrudenvillePhone: (989) 366-9500

    They rent fishing boats, pontoons and jet skis.

  • Spicer's Boat City
    Spicer's Boat City

    4165 W Houghton Lake Drive · Houghton LakePhone: (989) 366-8400

    Brand new deluxe pontoon rentals on Houghton Lake.

  • Houghton Lake
    Numerous Resorts

    Rent or provide boats for their guests.