Union Lake Shores Association, Inc
Union Lake Shores Association, Inc


July 8, 2019

We recently had our pre-construction meeting on-site prior to the Holiday.  The construction phase of this project is officially underway and we anticipate completion later in the fall of this year.

John Terpstra
Regional Field Planner
Department of Natural Resources 
Parks and Recreation Division 
Mt. Clemens Field Office 
28681 Old North River Road
Harrison Township, MI  48045
(248) 672-7584

May 23, 2018






John Terpstra at 586-465-2160 
The DNR is not sure of the construction and opening schedule yet.  Once the DNR has a complete set of plans and a contractor on board they will have a better idea of the schedule.  Project completion within the next two years.  DNR has stated that the project is "Mostly Funded"
-The debris at the current location will be addressed as part of the construction process.
-A vault toilet facility is part of the current plan.
-Typically the DNR provides barrel trash cans.
-Currently the DNR are proposing 21 parking spaces
-There are no pull thru parking spots. 
- The picture currently shows one launch.  They have received several requests to add another one, like we have now.  They are taking that under consideration. 
--DNR may have to consider dredging at the new boat launch. 
-The old launch property will be acquired by Commerce  Township.
-The lake side portion of the  current launch would become a day park/green space.
-The parking lot will be used to widen Union Lake Rd.


May 15, 2018

Contact: John Terpstra, 586-465-2160

DNR to host May 22 open house on proposed boating access site on Union Lake 

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a proposed design for a boating access site on Union Lake, near the intersection of Union Lake and Wise roads, in Oakland County

The public open house will take place Tuesday, May 22, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Commerce Township offices, located at 2009 Township Drive in Commerce Township.

At the open house, DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions and gather input from the public about the site analysis, proposed design and other factors. The public is welcome to attend at any time during the two-hour open forum.

The project is funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund. This restricted fund, derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, helps fund the construction, operation and maintenance of public recreational boating facilities.

For more information on this project, contact John Terpstra at 586-465-2160 or terpstraj@michigan.gov. For more information on the state waterways program, contact Jordan Byelich at 517-284-6087 or byelichj@michigan.gov.

Illegal Buoys on Union Lake
We have been contacted by the Law Enforcement Division of the State of Michigan DNR and asked to post this notice to residents
Union Lake Buoys - DNR ENFORCEMENT.pdf
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