2023 Seasonal Launch Fees

State and federal park passes do NOT include access to Oscoda Township's boat launches.

Oscoda Township offers two types of launch permits:

  • Seasonal Launch Permit sticker is $35.00
  • Daily Launch Permit is $5.00

Two launches are covered by these permits:

  • Foote Site Park and
  • Ratliff Park (Van Etten Beach)

Daily launch permits can be purchased at the launch ramp.

Seasonal launch permits can be purchased at the Treasurer's office and by mail.  When applying for a seasonal permit by mail, along with a check for $35 made payable to “Oscoda Township,” please include the vehicle owner’s name, mailing address, and license plate number of the vehicle towing the watercraft.  Sorry, we only accept a check or money order a payment.  We don’t accept credit/debit card payments by mail.

The season runs from January to December each year.

Place your seasonal launch sticker or daily launch permit inside the towing vehicle on the passenger-side of the windshield.  Be sure it’s clearly visible through the windshield.

Payment of a seasonal or daily launch permit is required per Charter Township of Oscoda Ordinance No. 199.  Violation of Ordinance No. 199 shall result in towing and impoundment of the launch vehicle and/or trailer and other penalties.