Construction completed in 2014 on $10M multi-year harbor renovation. Marina 44° 03' 14" N 82° 59' 37" W with 59 transient slips and 15 seasonal slips. Dredged to 10 feet in the channel and at least 7.5 feet in Spring of 2014. Open mid-May to mid-September. on duty from 6 AM to 10 PM from mid-May to Labor Day. For information during the rest of the season, please call ahead.
Amenities include: boat launch, water, electricity (Dual 30 amp & Dual 50 amp), Dog Run, Dog Beach, Public and Private Restrooms, Private Showers, 90 Octane No Ethanol Gasoline, Off-Road Diesel, pump out, motor oil, ice, day-use dockage, grills/picnic tables, and laundry. WiFi in harbor and at nearby Welcome Center and Public Library. rentable through the Village of Port Austin (989) 738-5199. A designated Michigan Clean Marina & Harbor of Refuge.
Port Austin State Harbor is part of the Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail. It is also inside the Thumb Area Bottomland Preserve. At least 22 major shipwrecks lie in and around the underwater preserve. The entire area has been the focus of wreck hunting for decades with new discoveries every year. The harbor and adjacent Bird Creek County Park are both Saginaw Bay area birding sites along the Saginaw Bay Birding Trail. Other highlights include one of Michigan's largest Farmer's Markets, restaurants and shops in short walking distance from harbor, and the Port Austin Reef Light.