What is a Blueway?

A blueway is a water path or trail that is developed with launch points, camping locations and points of interest for canoeists and kayakers.

What types of activities and events are available in the Blue Water Area?

Please visit the Blue Water Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau at www.bluewater.org  or call 800-852-4242.

Where can I rent a canoe or kayak in St. Clair County?

Find more information on Kayak, Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals here.

Where are the universally accessible launches?

There are eight at this time.  View our map of Universally Accessible Launches.

Where are the No Wake Zones in the Black River area?

View our map of the No Wake Zones.

What should I bring on a trip?

A personal floatation device is required for each person in the watercraft. Children 16 and under must wear their life jackets any time they are on board the boat.

Recommended equipment includes a river map, food, water, sunscreen, footwear (water sandals, river shoes, or old tennis shoes), a shirt for sun protection, a cap or sun hat, insect repellent, sunglasses, ID, cell phone in water proof dry box, and a trash bag.

You may also want to bring a camera, binoculars, and dry bag, fire starter, fishing gear and license, knife, paddling gloves, rain gear, toilet paper and baggies, waterproof flashlight and extra batteries, and extra lines or tie-downs.

How can I find the water access points?

Visit our Water Access Points map.  There you'll see a list of all public water access points identified so far on the website.

Where can I find information about hunting and fishing?

Check out the Michigan DNR website. St. Clair County has over 14,000 acres of public land!

Where can I find emergency information on the website?

One will see links to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and the Coast Guard.

Where can I find weather forecast information on the website?

There is a forecast on the home page of the website.  You may also want to visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

I am a new Kayaker. Where is a good place to practice my kayaking skills in St. Clair County?

The 40th Street Pond Park in Port Huron Township is a great place to learn.  The water is shallow, and there is no current or obstructions in the water.

Are their other water trails in southeast Michigan?

Yes! Check out the following links: