Explore the Shores: Expanding Recreational Access for All to the Great Lakes Fisheries-Bar Lake Outlet

Grant: # 1122

Grant Amount: $81,488.00

Board Decision Year: 2009

Manistee County Community Foundation (Manistee)

Heintzelman, Laura (lheintzelman@manisteefoundation.org) 231-723-7269

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

Project Details

Consistent with the mission of Manistee’s Explore the Shores program, the Bar Lake project, located on property owned and maintained by Manistee Township, involved the development of access for people of all ages, needs, and abilities to access the Lake Michigan beach to fish for migrating salmon and trout and to learn techniques for successful shore angling for these species. The project constructed handicapped designated parking, a universally accessible viewing and staging area, a universally accessible ramp with railings that leads to the beach, and moveable hard-surface platform sections that take anglers to the water’s edge. There also is an interpretive/educational sign that informs visitors about the site, issues facing the Great Lakes, the importance of water stewardship, and successful angling techniques.

For more information regarding the Manistee Pier, visit the Pier Michigan website.


Final Report
Final Report
Site Photos
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