The Krispin Blueway is the newest water trail in the Blueways of St. Clair collection.   It is actually a designated County Drain, and part of it is controlled by the Drain Commissioner.


The Drain has recently had a lot of environmental work performed within its boundaries.  The habitat restoration included dredging the Drain to a historical depth and width, as well as expelling the invasive grass species Phragmites and establishing native plants near and in the water.

The project was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency using Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant dollars. 

The Krispin Blueway is on Harsens Island, in Clay Township, Michigan.  It is also near the border of Ontario, Canada.

Access Harsens Island by vehicle via the Champion's Auto Ferry, or launch your kayak at the MDNR Boat Launch and cross the North Channel to find the opening to the Krispin Blueway and the sign marker.  Parts of the water trail meander through the MDNR Wildlife Management Area.  Those areas are closed for hunting September 1-January 1 each year,  See the map below for more detail.

Water Trail Map

Things To Do

Canoeing,Community Events & Festivals,Fishing,Music and Theater Performances,Swimming

Krispin Blueway Places
Boat Launch Boat Launch
Boating Boating
Emergency Emergency
Outfitter Outfitter
Sports Facility Sports Facility
Water Access Water Access