Fort Gratiot County Park
360° views of the the park:
County Park is located in the northern part of St. Clair County, just off M-25 on
Metcalf Rd. This 30 acre park offers breathtaking views of Lake Huron and 852 ft
of lake shoreline/beach. Current facilities at the park include beach access, restrooms, picnic areas as well as a children’s
playground and .85 miles paved of walking trails.
County Park is also home to the 1971 Tunnel Explosion Memorial which commemorates
the construction accident that took the lives of 22 men working
on the water intake tunnel located beneath the park. The 1971 Water Tunnel Explosion
funds for the memorial which is now completed. Anyone interested in contributing
to the memorial fund should contact the Community Foundation of St. Clair County.
In early 2010 the picnic pavilions were completed, an overflow parking area was
constructed and additional sections of boardwalk were installed on the beach. A
beach groomer has also been purchased and will be used to clean and maintain the
beach. All park improvements and equipment are funded by the St. Clair County
Parks and Recreation millage.
Fort Gratiot Park is open daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm from Memorial Day
to Labor Day and 8am to 8pm during the winter. Life guards are not on duty, so take caution and swim at your own risk. Dogs are not allowed on the beach.
Dogs are allowed in the rest of the park, but must be on a leash. Please clean up
after your pet. For your convenience, pet waste stations are located throughout
For more information or to reserve a pavillion, please call the Parks and
Recreation office at (810) 989-6960.
Fort Gratiot County Park Links:
Fort Gratiot County Park Master Plan
Fort Gratiot County Park Brochure
Map This Park
Directions to Fort Gratiot County Park