Whatever your favorite recreational activity, whether it’s bird watching, windsurfing, kiteboarding, boating, bicycling, or swimming, you can pursue it at Lake St. Clair Metropark. A popular destination just a short distance from Mt. Clemens. Come out to bike, hike, jog, or in-line skate on the paved trail that takes you along the one-mile shoreline on picturesque Lake St. Clair. Enjoy a day of boating with two marinas and eight ramps that provide easy access to Lake St. Clair waters. During the summertime, stay comfortable in an Olympic-sized swimming pool with waterslides, the Squirt Zone Spray Ground and a 1,000 foot-long sandy beach on Lake St. Clair. In the winter, enjoy ice fishing for perch, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, a game of hockey or ice-skating outdoors with friends or family.
Lakeside, walk along a 1,600-foot boardwalk overlooking the one-mile shoreline. On the nature trails, hike through meadows, marshland or a grove of cottonwood trees while you observe wildlife and waterfowl. Together, the wetlands and lake shoreline make this a top bird-watching site, with more than 230 commonly-seen species. Explore Lake St. Clair Metropark’s nature center and trails, play the par-3 golf course, or Shipwreck Lagoon Adventure miniature golf course at your next picnic. Come throughout the year to enjoy the beauty of 938-acre Lake St. Clair Metropark.
The Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access, and increasing recreation opportunities for all. As we look to the future, we will develop, update and improve facilities to meet or exceed ADA requirements, and look for ways to remove barriers to access so that individuals of all abilities have equitable access to Metroparks facilities, programs, services, and activities. In this section we have highlighted facilities and amenities that have been updated to improve access within this park. LEARN MORE
New accessible picnic tables and accessible grills are being added to several picnic shelters throughout the park system. Work will continue through the end of the year on the installation of new concrete grill pads and the securing of picnic tables in arrangements that allow for unobstructed movement around them. Updates to the picnic shelter rental information on our website are also being made. The information being added to the shelter pages focuses on accessible features at and around each shelter.
An EZ Dock Canoe/Kayak Launch is available at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The dock include accessible pathways from parking to the launch, sufficient space to wheel on and around the dock, a transfer platform to move from a sitting position into a canoe or kayak, and a rolling/sliding launch system to put the canoe or kayak into the water and to get back out of the water. Located at the Boat Launch area.
Fishing Pier & Observation Deck
This accessible fishing pier and observation deck feature low railings, benches with back and arm rests, fishing pole holders, elevated tackle box surface and other amenities. The site has cement pathways to the platform and handicap parking next to the path. It is located along Black Creek near the north marsh boat launch area.
An accessible golf cart is available at the Lake St. Clair Metropark Par 3 golf course. Reservations can be made by calling the course, 586-463-4581, a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Nature Center Exhibits
Exhibits inside our nature center include an interactive, audio capable touchscreen, tactile objects for hands-on learning and sensory stimulation, and an accessible exhibit wall featuring tanks with live reptiles, amphibians, and fish. New low-pile carpet, lever style door handles, realistic artwork, and text with appropriately sized font and high contrast colors were installed. The exhibit updates were completed in 2020.
Shuttle bus service from parking areas to Huron Point picnic area, the wedding gazebo, and shore fishing area is available on weekends and is wheelchair accessible. Please verify Covid-19 operating precautions before planning to use this service.
A Metropark Motor Vehicle Entry Pass gives you access to all 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. 2020 Vehicle Entry Passes are on sale now! Annual permits are valid from the time of purchase through December 31, 2020.
You can purchase them at toll booths, park offices, interpretive centers and online!
- Annual Vehicle Pass: $40
- Annual Boat Pass: $35
- Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $75 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Annual Passes Seniors (age 62+)
- Annual Vehicle Pass: $29
- Annual Boat Pass: $24
- Annual Vehicle/Boat Pass: $53 – This combination permit for vehicles and boats allows a vehicle with a boat trailer to enter the Metroparks.
Joint Combination Vehicle Pass
- $59 – This combination permit for vehicles allows entry into the Metroparks and Oakland County Parks.
- $10 per vehicle
- $10 daily boat trailer fee
- Free park entry with a state-issued Disabled Veteran license plate. More Info
Walkers, bicyclists, and inline skaters can enjoy free access to all Metroparks by entering through the park roads and hike/bike trails.
NOTE: Michigan’s Recreation Passport, purchased for your Michigan license plate, does not allow entry into the Metroparks. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a separate regional park system than the Michigan State Parks, and requires its own entry permit.
Harrison Township,MI48045United States
- December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
- December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
- December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm