Sunday, November 19, 2017

New Boat Launch at Coldwater Park

boatlaunchi01The Isabella County Parks boat launch at Coldwater Park is now opened for business! The upgrades to the launch include dredging, installation of new ramp planks, approach improvements, addition of a handicap parking space, replacement of the old dock, addition of another dock and the installation of an EZ Launch which will provide a barrier free accessible launch for canoes and kayaks.

These additions have been made possible through the support of grants from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network; from funds of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation; Access to Recreation Fund, Mary Ellen Brandell A2R Fund, Janet Maar Strickler A2R Fund, Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club A2R Fund, Brewster Family A2R Fund and the Project Fund of the Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission.

The two docks are 60 feet x 5 feet, with the south dock having the EZ launch attached for canoe/kayak access. The Launch area is deeper, with plank area rebuilt from 12 feet wide to 36 feet wide. The launch is opened for use from now until October. Boats may access Coldwater Lake at the Park, which does have a daily entry fee for vehicles and watercraft at $6.00 and $3.00 respectively. An annual pass is available for vehicles and watercraft for $25.00 and $10.00 respectively. However, annual park passes for non-residents of Isabella County are $35.00 a vehicle. Annual passes provide access to all of the Isabella County Parks.

Note: Please remember that there is a no wake law on lake between the hours of 7:30 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Boat Launch Ribbon Cutting

The Coldwater Lake Family Park Boat Launch Project Ribbon Cutting was held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The sun was shining and it turned out to be the perfect day to celebrate the opening of the new Boat Launch and EZ Dock system at the Coldwater. The boat launch project was completed May 2015. The upgrades to the launch include dredging, installation of new ramp planks, approach improvements, addition of a handicap parking space, replacement of the old dock, addition of another dock and the installation of an EZ Launch which will provide a barrier free accessible launch for canoes and kayaks.

These additions have been made possible through the support of grants from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network, the Access to Recreation Fund administered through the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation and the Project Fund of the Isabella County Parks and Recreation Commission.

The launch is opened for use from now until October. Boats may access Coldwater Lake at the Park, which does have a daily entry fee for vehicles and watercraft at $6.00 and $3.00 respectively. An annual pass is available for vehicles and watercraft for $25.00 and $10.00 respectively. However, annual park passes for non-residents of Isabella County are $35.00 a vehicle and $15.00 for an annual watercraft. Annual passes provide access to all of the Isabella County Parks.