The municipal marinas are open from April 15 – October 15

There are four (4) municipal marinas with 229 boating slips available for either seasonal or transient boaters. The marinas are known as Northside Marina (97 seasonal and transient slips), South side Marina (40 slips), Museum Marina (30 slips), and Black River Park Marina (60 seasonal and transient slips).

Slips are from 30 to 60 feet with broadside dockage for up to a 150-foot vessel. 30-amp electric service is available on all slips with 50-amp electric available in some slips. Amenities include:

  • Showers & restrooms
  • Picnic areas
  • Laundry facilities (on site)
  • Walking distance to parks, shopping and attractions

Black River Park also has ten (10) boat launch ramps; entrance gate on site for launching at a fee of $7.00. Plenty of car and boat trailer parking.

    Black River Park
    123 Dunkley Ave.
    South Haven, MI 49090
    Latitude: 42° 24′ 38″
    Longitude: -86° 16′ 12″
    Phone: (269) 637-3523

For more detailed information, restrictions, dock fees or to make a reservation, call (269) 637-3171 or visit the Marina web page

Important Information for Boaters

  • Dyckman Ave draw bridge opens for masted traffic every half hour, as required: 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week during the summer months.
  • The South Haven Yacht Club, located a short distance upriver from channel entrance, has a refueling station. Advance arrangements (24 – 48 hrs) must be made for 1000+ gallons. They can be contacted (269) 637-2305.
  • Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is located approximately 6 miles south of the channel. This is a exclusion zone for boaters and is marked by buoys.

Marine Services

South Haven’s harbor also has plenty of marine service facilities offering in-out rack service, seasonal and transient slips, and maintenance of all kinds, storage, sales and service. Regular, premium and diesel fuels are available. Rope to varnish, or getting your sail mended – South Haven has what you need.

1st Choice Marine
626 Dunkley Ave
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 639-0727

All Season’s Marine
234 Black River Street
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-3655

Blue Star Supply
04971 Blue Star Memorial Highway
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-7763

J & B Landing
750 E. Wells Street
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-5785

Pyle’s Porthole
141 Dunkley Ave.
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 637-6720

Summerplace Moorings
12 N. Bailey Ave
South Haven MI 49090
(269) 637-2419

Woodland Harbor Marina
(docking facility)
525 Kentucky Avenue
South Haven, MI 49090
(269) 743-3624