AMES BOAT LAUNCH
Middle Channel Drive, Harsens Island, Clay Township
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources parking area is bordered on one side by a large natural woodlot that harbors warblers and woodpeckers. Behind the parking area and woodlot is a large DNR-managed field with shrubs, tree-lined edges that has several canals drain the area. Viewing is enhanced by a large dike that places you above the action. Expect to see Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles and other raptors, and many waterfowl, especially during migration.
Below is a list of amenities available at this property.
Spring, summer and fall are the best viewing times
Parking is available
Restrooms are available
No formal trail
No picnic tables or shelters are available
There is a boat launch at this property, plus kayak and canoe access