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Parks have electrical service, restrooms, barbeque grills, picnic tables, playground equipment, and pavilions.


Park hours are posted and pets are not allowed. (Finn Road Campground does allow dogs to stay with their owners at the campground; contact park manager for campground rules regarding dogs).


Pavilions at Ridge Road Park and Jones Road park cannot be reserved. They are on a first come-first serve basis.


Baseball diamonds can be reserved by calling the Township Administrative Offices at: 989-893-7541.


Ridge Road Park

is located on the north side of Ridge Road just west of Pine Street. This 6 acre parcel is developed with 1 ball diamond, playground equipment and a picnic area with two pavilions.


Jones Road Park is located on a 30 acre parcel at the northwest corner of Ridge and Jones Roads. This facility was constructed as a joint park and storm water retention basin. About 5 acres is a permanent basin and another 5 to 10 acres are flooded during the spring thaw. Major facilities include 2 ball diamonds, 4 lighted tennis courts, playground and a picnic area with pavilion.


Finn Road Park and Campground, located 2 1/4 miles north of M-25 at the end of Finn Road on the Saginaw Bay. Activities include a bath house, pavilion, handicap fishing pier, camping facilities with water, 30 amp electric & sewer, and a dump station for recreational vehicles. For more information on the park visit www.finnroadpark.com



Finn Road Boat Launch, is also located at the Park and Campground. There is a small boat launch area with plenty of parking for vehicles. The channel offers quick access to the Saginaw Bay, for any fishing adventure or sight-seeing trip.


Due to low water levels, there may not be sufficient water depth in the channel.  Please check with the Park Manager for water level status. 


Permits are required to use the launch and are available as a Daily Permit or a Seasonal Permit. Both types of permits can be purchased at the campground office.


Fees are as follows:


Daily Permit $6.00 (may be purchased at the launch)


Seasonal Permit $50.00 (may be purchased at the Township Office as well)


For additional information regarding the Boat Launch or for views of the launch site, please click on the link:




Campground News:


The Finn Road Park and Campground will be opening May 1st. Reservations can be made beginning May 1st. To make a reservation, please contact the Park Manager, Ellen Lutz at finnroadpark@gmail.com



For the golfing enthusiast, the Bay County Golf Course is the place for you. Located on Hampton Road, just west of Knight Road. This beautiful 18 hole course has watered fairways and a clubhouse. It is open to the public for all to enjoy.





The Riverwalk and Railtrail provides 9.5 miles of non-motorized pathways that run along the riverfront in Veteran's Memorial Park through urban areas of Bay City, and through rural and residential areas of Portsmouth and Hampton Townships.


The trails are used by thousands annually and are handicapped accessible. There are no trail fees and everyone is welcome to enjoy the fresh air and striking scenery along the trail.



Nature Trail - The last section of the Nature Trail has been completed.  Dedication cermonies took place on July 30, 2013 (click M-live link to view article). The trail runs from Finn Rd Park and Campground and winds through the woods, to the end at Jones Rd. Come enjoy nature at its best.  (Birding Checklist)


Trail Map - (Trail entrances and parking lots are identified on the map with symbols - Stars for Parking Lots and Arrows designating Trail Entrances. Each location opens to a box which contains the address, GPS Coordinates and Latitude and Longitude)(If you are having problems viewing the captions, please download the map to your desktop)


Nature Trail Dedication Ceremonies- June 20, 2008


M-Live Article 7/30/2013 - Nature Trail Extension


Bay County Area Recreation Plan: 2014-2018

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