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Bender Park Waterfront
4600 E. Ryan Rd.
With dramatic bluffs to the north and south, and the glint of the sun on Lake Michigan, Bender Park's waterfront is a beautiful site. You'll be attracted to this new recreational development whether you're a boater or you simply want to enjoy the beauty of the lakefront.
You now have a multi-lane boat launch, and a sand beach for launching your non-motorized watercraft or for wading into Lake Michigan. Hiking trails along the lakefront allow you to take in the beauty of nature. The waterfront pavilion provides restroom facilities for your convenience.
To get to the boat launch area, take I-94 to the Ryan Rd. exit. Go east to Hwy. 32. Turn left (north) for one block. Turn right (east) onto Old Ryan Rd. The road becomes gravel. At the gate, follow the paved road into the park.
The park is open from 4:30am to 10pm. For more information, call the Grant Unit at at (414) 762-1550.