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sommerfliesby 06-20-2007 06:58 AM

Launch ramp in Holland, Michigan
Anybody launch up there? The well at the Macatawa Yacht Club is one option (but I don't know how long the ramp is), there's a public launch on the South Shore of Mac, and then there's Yacht Basin on the north side. Just need a place to launch and keep the rig for a day, pulling for the night. Thanks in advance.

Oh, and the boat is a 35 Fountain.


rv 06-20-2007 08:52 AM

I am also looking for a place to launch in the area. Something that will work for a 43' boat. We are going to Saugatuck next weekend and need a place to launch. I heard the ramp in Saugatuck will not work for this size boat.

Will the Holland ramps work or any other ideas for this general area?


DENNYB 06-20-2007 09:43 AM

Try The Dutton Park ramp. The performance guys all launch there. Great parking for your truck and trailer.

sommerfliesby 06-20-2007 09:48 AM

Originally Posted by DENNYB (Post 2169929)
Try The Dutton Park ramp. The performance guys all launch there. Great parking for your truck and trailer.

Where is it?

Venomous 06-20-2007 10:02 AM

My preferred launch ramp is the DNR ramp near Anchorage marina off Ottawa Beach Road....

There are several in/ out ramps/ docks and the ramp is well maintained. You will need to inform the ramp attendant of your overnight or you may receive a ticket. Parking is across Ottawa Beach Road. If you follow signs to the Holland State Park you will see the ramp to your left.

Venomous 06-20-2007 10:05 AM

I just tried that link and it's the whole USA! Anyway type in Holland MI or Lake Macatawa. The ramp is located in "Big Bay" and fairly well protected by wind/ current....unlike Dutton Park ramp.

KSFLYER1 06-20-2007 10:35 AM

RV, no launches in Saugatuck, just for little fishing boats. Mike, you can't leave your truck and trailer overnight in the DNR launch on Ottawa Beach Road, we haven't been back since getting a ticket on our rig for leaving it. I am not sure which launch you can use to overnight. If you are only there for the day, great launch. Ideas anyone??

KSFLYER1 06-20-2007 10:40 AM

Sorry Mike, just reread your post. The DNR launch should work great for you since your not overnighting. KS

DENNYB 06-20-2007 11:04 AM

launch ramps in Holland Mi

Originally Posted by sommerfliesby (Post 2169937)
Where is it?

The entrance is on Howard Street. You need to check it out if it would work for you. Just west of the Pfizer plant .

beckmwi 06-20-2007 11:34 AM

Another vote for Dutton Park near the old Pfizer plant. DNR by Ancorage is #2. South side of the lake is best for smaller craft.

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