New Black River Harbor day-use fees.
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 17, 2019
IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Visits to the Black River Harbor day-use area is going cost you. The Ottawa National Forest officials have implemented a user fee for harbor visitors. Effective immediately, visitors to the harbor will have to pay a daily fee of $5 per vehicle or purchase an annual pass sticker for $30. The fees are in place through Sept. 30, according with Thursdays designated as fee-free days. The daily fee can be paid with the fee envelopes located at the harbor that are similar to those at other Forest Service properties, annual passes are available for purchase at any of the local Forest Service offices. The fee covers maintenance of boat launch, parking lot and to mow and maintain the grassy area before the suspension bridge. 85 percent of the fees are returned directly to the forest.