Recreation Opportunities

The Hydro Dam Station has developed a Recreation Plan to enhance and maintain recreation amenities within the project boundaries. The plan includes the existing Ford Lake Park and requires new amenities to be added to North Hydro Park. Parks are open to all members of the public without discrimination.

Ford Lake
Ford Lake's water surface area is 975 acres and is normally maintained within +/-.25ft. of 684.60ft. with a maximum depth of 30 feet. The fishery is characterized by good numbers of a wide variety of sportfish species. Two fishing highlights are bluegills and walleyes. Both species exhibit growth rates well above the Michigan average. Angling opportunities include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, catfish, white bass, perch, pike, bullhead and crappies as well as others.
Ford Lake Boat Launch
Ford Lake Water Depths

Ford Lake Park System