Webber Dam Access – East


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Nearest Road(s): Maple Road & Park Boulevard
Side: Right
Parking: 40 gravel
Distance to River: Up – 450-650’; Down – 600-800’
Launch Type: Up – bank; Down – beach
Restrooms: Primitive
Drinking Water: No
Picnic Tables: 0
Refuse Disposal: No
Fee for Use: No
Comments: Mandatory 450′ portage river right; (fish ladder).  If taking out, use river left access off Peckins Road. If putting in, use river right access off Maple Road.

Fish in this area:

  • Bluegill/Pumpkinseed Sunfish
  • Bullhead
  • Carp
  • Channel Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Rock Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Steelhead/Salmon Runs
  • Suckers
  • Walleye

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Webber Dam Fishing Access

Webber Dam Fishing Access

Take the Grand River Avenue (Portland) exit from I-96 (exit 77) and go one mile northwest to Divine Highway.  Go across the Looking Glass River on Divine Hwy and continue north 5.3 miles to Maple Road.  Take Maple Road west 0.75 miles to Park Blvd, then north on Park Blvd 0.6 miles to the access site.

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam

Webber Dam

 

Webber Dam is a mandatory portage.  Do not approach the dam from either upstream or downstream as rapidly flowing water may suck small boats over the dam or into dangerous hydraulics.  This dam and facility currently produces pollution-free (green) electricity.  However there is an environmental consequence of “fragmenting” the river, making the migration of most aquatic species impossible.  Secondly, the Grand River is warmed as a result of the Webber impoundment above the dam.  Warm water excludes many desirable sport fish.

 

 

Webber Dam Portage Take-out

Webber Dam Portage Take-out

 

The Webber Dam Portage Take-out is marked by bright orange buoys.  It is possible to portage on either river right or river left, however, the river right portage is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Take-out

Webber Dam East Take-out

 

The Webber Dam East Take-out is marked with a yellow “Portage” sign.

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Take-out

Webber Dam East Take-out

 

The Webber Dam East Take-out is marked with a yellow “Portage” sign.

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Take-out

Webber Dam East Take-out

 

The The Webber Dam East Take-out may be a challenge to negotiate.

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

 

The Webber Dam East Portage Trail is well defined.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail is well marked.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail includes a wooden staircase.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

 

The Webber Dam East Portage Trail passes alongside the fish ladder.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

Webber Dam East Portage Trail

 

The Webber Dam East Portage Trail gets a little rough at the end.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Put-in

Webber Dam East Put-in

 

The Webber Dam East Put-in is rocky and shallow (at times).  Additional put-in points are a little further downstream.

 

 

 

 

Additional Put-in point further downstream

Additional Put-in point further downstream

 

An additional Put-in point is further downstream.

 

 

 

 

 

Warning Sign

Warning Sign

 

Warning Signs should be taken seriously.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Parking

Webber Dam East Parking

 

Plenty of gravel parking is available.

 

 

 

 

 

Webber Dam East Primitive Restroom

Webber Dam East Primitive Restroom

 

Webber Dam East Primitive Restroom is located in the parking lot.