7710 West Saginaw Hwy Lansing MI 48917
517 - 323 - 8500

Delta Mills Canoe Lanuch

Canoe Launch with kayaks - Copy - CopyDelta Mills Park was the Township’s first park facility.  Phase I was started on 14.3 acres of property purchased for future expansion of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Recreation Bond Funds have been utilized along with donations and general fund monies to acquire additional property.  Recent Trust Fund grants have allowed for upgrades and added features. 

Launch Type:
ADA-accessible launch pad & able-bodied shore access

Upstream access: Grand Woods Park – 2.4 miles or ~1 hour paddle to Delta Mills Park

Downstream access: West Willow Launch – 3.6 miles or ~1.5-2 hours downstream

Paddle / Launch Guidelines

  • By state law, every paddler must have a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device (PFD), and children under 6 must wear a PFD at all times while in a watercraft. We recommend that all children under 13 wear a PFD while paddling the river.
  • Our shorelines are fragile ecosystems, so please restrict launching and landing to designated areas only.
  • Plan ahead and let someone know your paddling agenda.
  • Leave No Trace. No littering or dumping of trash or personal items. Dispose of your waste in the provided receptacles at designated launch sites.
  • Do not disturb natural or cultural resources including wildlife.
  • Respect private property. Do not trespass unless in an emergency situation.
  • No camping allowed so plan your trip ahead of time.
  • Take turns and be respectful when launching at any access site.
  • The Middle Grand River Organization of Watersheds (MGROW) has provided this 360-degree Virtual Water Trail Map to assist with planning your trip: https://www.mgrow.org/trailmap

Warning: Fallen trees, whitewater or rapids, built structures such as dams and other hazards are present in the water throughout the Middle Grand River Water Trail. Be alert to weather conditions, water levels and speed of the current. Know your abilities. Boating involves some risk of drowning, injury or death.

Park Information

  • Covered picnic shelter (click here for rental information)
  • Playground
  • Fishing access
  • Universally accessible canoe launch
  • Trail connection to Hunters Orchard Park
  • Basketball court
  • 2 Softball Fields
  • 6 Pickleball Courts
  • Cricket pitch
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • grills
  • Sledding hill
  • Restrooms (open seasonally)
Accessible Via
  • Sidewalk
  • Grand River via canoe launch
  • Parking (paved and unpaved)
Safety and Accessibility
  • AED on site
  • ADA canoe launch
  • ADA fishing platform
  • Handicap parking
  • Drinking water
  • ADA restrooms (open year-round)

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Contact Us

7710 West Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI 48917
Phone: (517) 323-8500
Fax: (517) 323-8599
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.