Metro Beach

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Metro Beach, MI

Lat: 42° 34.488   Long: 082° 47.573

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: State Park
  • Monitors VHF: 18
  • Charts: NOS 14850
  • Customs: No
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code586
Emergency911
Police(586) 463-4581
Hospital(586) 465-5501
Pharmacy(586) 463-8661

DISTANCES


Harbor Distance (nm) Harbor Distance (nm)
Harbor Beach, MI 96 W Grand Bend, ON 36 N
Port Huron, MI 51 N Port Lambton, ON 22 N
Detroit, MI 18 S Thames River, ON 21 SE
Toledo Beach, OH 60 S Amherstburg, ON 38 S

DESCRIPTION


Metro Beach (more formally called Metropolitan Beach) is a 770 acre/312 ha state park located at the mouth of Black Creek, on the west shore of Lake St Clair at the north end of L'Anse Creuse Bay. Established in 1950, the park has a long beach, walking and biking trails, woodlands, wetlands and 1,600 ft/488 m of boardwalk along the lake. This is a popular destination and the park marina has 265 slips available for transient sailors.

APPROACHES


Lake St. Clair is a very shallow lake and sailors must pay attention to the depths. Make your approach to the mouth of Black Creek starting from marker buoy "1 PH", a Fl GREEN buoy. There is a charted range to the creek mouth of 297.25°T. Approximately 1.5 nm from "1 PH", a buoyed channel begins which you can follow straight in.

Dockage begins along the seawall, approximately .5 nm up the creek. You can continue into the crescent-shaped South Marina. Alternatively, you can continue up the creek where an entrance on your port side will lead you into the North marina and more slips.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


South Marina   (586) 465-4581  
There are a total of 265 slips in the park. There is no fuel dock but there is a pumpout station. Water and power are available at the slips but not along the seawall. There are restrooms and showers available. There is access to the beach, an olympic-size swimming pool, recreation and picnic areas.

Anchorage
Anchoring is permitted in the lagoon on the east side of the larger island off the North Marina.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


There are no repair or maintenance facilities at Metro Beach.

There are no provisioning facilities at Metro Beach. There is a Krogers grocery store about 3 mi/5 km away but you would need a taxi to reach it.

The nearest bank is Huntington Bank, about 2 mi/3.2 km away.

MEDICAL SERVICES


There are no medical facilities at Metro Beach park.

The nearest hospital is St. John's Medical Center (586) 465-5501, located about 3 mi/5 km from the marina.

The nearest pharmacy is Rite Aide (586) 463-8661, located about 2 mi/3 km from the marina.

PLACES TO EAT


There are no restaurants or pubs in Metro Beach park. However, 2 mi/3 km away, there are a number of options. in nearby Clinton. These include Crews, a popular riverfront pub, Benvenutos, a family-style restaurant and others. You would need a taxi to get there.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


Most of the park is given over to self-guided walking trails. There is an interpretive Nature Study Center, a 1,000 ft/305 m beach and a 1,600 ft/488 m boardwalk that skirts the shoreline. Situated on a major flyway, the park is an excellent place for birdwatching with hundreds of species logged. There is an annual Bird Festival each year. Concerts are often presented in the park.

This Metro Beach information site will give you ideas of more things to do and see while visiting the area.

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