The development of Sunset Bay Marina and RV Park dates back to 1954, when a small group of families from Dearborn, Michigan acquired some upland acreage in Tuscola County along the shoreline of Saginaw Bay, 20 miles east of Bay City. With approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, construction began in 1954 and was officially licensed by the State of Michigan in 1964 as the first Marina in Tuscola County.
The Marina and RV Park is unique in its design, as it extends approximately 1500 feet out into Saginaw Bay. This allows for very short access to the bay and its deeper waters. The immediate areas in the Bay consist of Wildfowl Bay, Callahan Reef, Thomas Reef, and the heavily fish populated section known as The Slot, which provides great fishing!
The Marina and RV Park's mission is to provide affordable boating, camping, swimming, and fishing opportunities in a friendly and family oriented atmosphere. This section of Saginaw Bay is known for its abundance of fish species such as walleye, perch, bass, catfish, blue gill, sun fish, and pike.
The Marina and RV Park offers programs for boat dockage, storage, and camping for recreational vehicles. There are 76 plus boat slips ranging from 16 to 45 feet in length, some with electrical service. There are 62 plus campsites, both rustic and modern with metered electricity, with 30 or 50 amps. The Marina has 2 concrete boat launch ramps for immediate Lake Huron access, a 25 ton open-end boat hoist, a large inside winter storage building, fresh water showers, a boat pump-out unit, a waste dump station and a sandy swimming beach. We also have a relaxing lounge with a big screen television and ample parking for over 100 vehicles.
For your enjoyment, we have expanded our Transient Campsites at our beach location. All sites have 50 amp service, fire pit and picnic table. Limited space available.
Come stay with us and visit amazing Frankenmuth and Bay City... a short drive away. For a list of their events please check on the provided links above!
Overview and Customer Base:
The majority of our patrons are from Flint, Bay City, Saginaw, Frankenmuth, Caro, Vassar, Sebewaing and the greater Saginaw Valley region. Others come from as far as Detroit, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and beyond...
A unique getaway to Lake Huron...We have no river travel, creating a very short channel access to the Saginaw Bay. Sunsets on the Sunrise side! Beach, showers, store, launch ramp, hoist. 62+ Campsites/Docks, variety of hook-ups, seasonal, transient, all with the Bay at your door step. See fish jump, wildlife run and stars shine. Excellent location in miles: Bay City 23 miles, Frankenmuth 31 miles, Midland 40 miles, Flint 60 miles, MT. Pleasant 90 miles, Detroit/Canada 2 hours. Feels like the U.P. but close to home!
For more information on rates and availability, please give us a call. If we are out on the grounds with a customer, please leave us a message, or send us an email.
We look forward to meeting you!