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South Haven, Michigan is recognized as a major recreational port accommodating boating enthusiasts from the region and surrounding states. There are four (4) municipal marinas with 229 boating slips available for either seasonal or transient boaters. The marinas are known as Northside Marina, Southside Marina, Black River Park Marina, and Maritime Docks. The slips are from 30 feet to 60 feet with broadside dockage.

Helpline Number
Official Website
State / Province
Berth Capacity
Black River St.South Haven, MI 49090 269-637-3171 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Michigan Van Buren, Allegan Slips – 229

Boater Services & Amenities:

  • Boating & Cruising
  • Clubhouse
  • Service/Maintenance
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Lift
  • Water Sport Rental
  • Lodging & Accommodations
  • Derrick & Storage Yard
  • Floating Docks
  • Individual water and electric hookups
  • Showers, Laundry, Washers and Dryers, Ice
  • Dry & Winter Storage

Nearby Ports:

Distance (nm)
Milwaukee, IL 79 W
Waukegan, IL 67 W
Chicago, IL 65 SW


The approaches to South Haven Michigan are clear from all directions. The channel lies on a bearing of approximately 081°T. It is marked with a Fl GREEN light on the north pierhead, visible 6.2 nm offshore and a F RED light on the south pierhead, visible 7.1 nm offshore. The channel itself is short - .4 nm in length. Most of the marinas are clustered in the next .4 nm of the Black River, south of the bascule bridge.

Places to visit near South Haven Marina, MI:

  1. Michigan Maritime Museum
  2. South Haven Lighthouse
  3. Kids' Corner
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
  5. Deerlick Creek Park
  6. Black River Park
  7. 1st Street Beach
  8. Elkenburg Park
  9. Optimist Tot Lot Park