Like fishing? Like boating? Then you’re going to love Mott Lake. Bluegill Boat Launch is the convenient access point for getting your boat on the water . . . and your fun started.

Fees in effect from April – September

Entrances are on Coldwater Road at Center Road, and on Genesee Road south of Stanley Road. There is a no wake speed limit on Mott Lake. The Genesee Belle Paddlewheel Riverboat operates on Mott Lake. Please remain at least 500 feet away from the Genesee Belle at all times.

Bluegill Boat Launch is also the perfect place to take a walk or a refreshing bike ride. With a two and half mile stretch of trail through the area you can take in the sights and sounds of the picturesque Mott Lake shoreline on a paved ADA compliant trail that continues to Stepping Stone Falls as part of the Flint River Trail.

 Click here to access the Mott Lake hydrographic map.


  • Resident Annual Pass—$35.00
  • Non-Resident Annual Pass—$55.00
  • Resident Senior Annual Pass—$25.00
  • Non-Resident Senior Annual Pass—$45.00
  • Daily Vehicle w/Trailer—$10.00
  • Senior Daily Vehicle w/Trailer—$8.00
  • Daily Vehicle—$10.00
  • Senior Daily Vehicle—$8.00

*Senior Rates apply to those 60 and older.

Permits must be permanently affixed to the window of your vehicle. Boat launch annual pass are valid for the operating season (April – September). Vehicle permits can be purchased at the Administrative Office during regular business hours in March, or at the boat launches from April – September. Credit Cards and debit cards are now accepted at all paid boat launches.


Snowmobile areas are open 24 hours a day when conditions are suitable. Facilities open when the terrain is frozen and when there is a 3-inch accumulation of snow. Please remember that snow accumulation on the ground is not an indicator of frozen terrain. For dates and times facilities will be open for these activities, please call 810.736.7100.


No alcohol, marijuana or illegal substances are allowed. Park rangers will issue tickets with fines of up to $100 for all violations.


It is our goal to provide facilities and programs to accommodate and involve all of our visitors through continued improvements in all of our parks. All parks have varying levels of accessibility. At this park you will find:

  • Handicap parking spaces
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Paved pathways around the park and connection to Flint River Trail meets ADA accessibility standards