If a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work just imagine how good a great day of fishing in the Genesee County Parks will be!
Mott Lake, Buell Lake, the Holloway Reservoir, the Flint River and at least a dozen big ponds are all great places to fish and, conveniently enough, all have miles of shoreline that are surrounded by Genesee County Parks. You can throw in a line from the shore or a dock, or, if you prefer to fish from a boat, there are excellent boat launches to help you get to your favorite spots.
Walleye Pike Boat Launch is located on Henderson Road in Davison, on the beautiful Holloway Reservoir. Those who fish the area report great catches of walleye, bluegill, bass, pumpkin seed and perch. In fact, the Holloway Reservoir consistently ranks in the top 3 walleye fisheries in the entire state of Michigan! There are free picnic tables and grills nearby, too, so if you like your fish dinner really fresh, you can catch it and cook it on site!
Bluegill Boat Launch on Mott Lake can be reached by entrances on both Coldwater at Center Road and on Genesee Road south of Stanley Road. Mott is a no-wake lake, perfect for hours of quiet fishing. There are picnic tables and grills here, too, and modern restrooms near the parking lot.
Boat launching is also permitted on Stanley Road, just east of Genesee, at Buell Lake County Park, Zemmer Park, the ponds at The Mounds, and many places along the Flint River as it travels through the Genesee County Parks. Check out the Genesee County Parks Great Getaway Guide for a full list.
Walleye Pike and Bluegill Boat Launches are open 24 hours a day. Use fees are collected from mid- April to early September. If you fish every day, a boat launch annual pass may be the catch. Purchase your annual or daily boat launch pass at the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission Headquarters, 5045 Stanley Road in Flint or at the boat launch toll booths.
Like to fish from a canoe? Consider heading to Richfield County Park. Besides all the year-round recreational activities in this beautiful 345-acre park, there’s a canoe launch that will give you free passage onto the Flint River.
If you are interested in a canoe or kayak tour of the Flint River, check the Flint River Watershed Coalition calendar of events and sign up for a spectacular trip down the scenic Flint River. If you don’t have your own canoe or kayak, they will provide one for $20. Bring your own and it’s only $15 to join the tour.
Any way you like your fishing or boating, it’s easy to get to the perfect spot, right around the corner in your Genesee County Parks!