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Independence Lake Rates

Park Hours

Independence Lake is open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk (or 9:00 pm in the summer season) year round.

The beach is open from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

(Our NEW spray play facility!)
Blue Heron Bay is open from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day Weekend during the hours of 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.

No outside food or beverages are permitted in the spray park. Food and beverages can be purchased at the concessions stand.

Beach and Blue Heron Bay hours are subject to change without advance notice, 734-449-4437.

Vehicle Admission Fees
Vehicle admission fees have increased for 2016 in order to support increasing operational expenses.  Please see below for 2015 and 2016 fees.  If there is no year next to the fee, there is no change for 2016.

Annual Pass:

Washtenaw County Residents $30.00
Non-Residents $45.00

Daily Admission:

Washtenaw County Residents $6.00
Washtenaw County Seniors $3.00
Non-Residents $10.00
Non-Resident Seniors


Mini-Bus $15.00 ($75.00 annual)
Bus Admission $30.00 ($150.00 annual)

Blue Heron Bay Fees

Boat Rental Fees

Boats for Rent at Independence Lake

Flotation devices are required and provided.  In order to rent a boat, individuals must sign a boating rules and regulation acknowledgment form.  Additionally, a $20.00 (cash) refundable deposit is required for all rentals.



$7.00 per 1/2 hour $5.00 per hour
$14.00 per hour

$20.00 per day





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