One of my favorite spots to visit on the Huron is just downstream of the Flook (Portage Lake) dam and upstream of the old Bell Road bridge on the main stem of the river. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA) opened a fishing access site on Dexter-Pinckney Road about 10 years ago. This section of the river is noted for it’s exceptional smallmouth bass fishery, but I love it for the gravel and cobble bottom, the shallow depth, and the clear, cool water.
It’s an perfect place to visit on a warm summer day for some wading and swimming. You must wear some footwear to protect the soles of your feet (the zebra mussel shells are pretty sharp!). But my family simply wades in and walks upstream and downstream exploring the rocks and riffles and the occasional plunge pool. It’s a popular spot for anglers but when I’ve visited it is relatively quiet and you feel like no one is around.
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