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Sports and Recreation


There are numerous lakes in Oakland County that have hard surface ramps for Watercraft trailers. They include: Cass Lake, Dodge Park in Waterford Township Maceday Lake, Waterford Township Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, Waterford Township Oakland Lake, Independence and Waterford Townships Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield Lake Orion, in Bald Mountain Recreation Area Long Lake and Proud Lake in the Proud Lake Recreation Area For more information see the “Parks” listings later in this section.

Oakland County Parks offer boat rentals in • Addison Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Groveland Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak) • Independence Oaks (rowboat, pedal boat, kayak, canoe, and electric motors) A small boat launch is located at Orion Oaks for non-motorized watercraft and boats can be carried into Rose Oaks. For more information log on to Huron Clinton Metroparks have boat launches, slips and storage available at • Stoney Creek Metropark • Kensington Metropark

U.S. Power Squadrons, Birmingham Chapter Community service organization that offers boating safety instructions. Is also a social organization that offers “on-the-lake” activities. Go on the web site for chapter locations.


If you own a moped, motorized watercraft longer than 16 feet, and/or snowmobile, you must register them with the Secretary of State office. For details and exemptions, log on to:



Palazzo di Bocce 4291 S. Lapeer Rd, Orion, 48359 (248) 371-9987 Has 10 indoor courts and restaurant. Offers open play, leagues and tournaments.


Metro Detroit USBC  Association 28200 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village 48076 (248) 443-2695, Information on bowling centers and leagues throughout the Metro area.

Fishing There are 320 lakes in Oakland County that allow fishing! Log on to and click on “lakes” to get the details. Oakland County Parks have 5 that offer fishing access from shore, docks and/or boats. • Addison Oaks • Independence Oaks • Rose Oaks • Groveland Oaks • Orion Oaks Ice Fishing is allowed in all the above except Groveland Oaks. See Oakland County Parks for more information. Fishing is also allowed in many State Parks. See the State Parks information in this section for more details. NOTE: If you are 17 years of age or older you need a license to fish. There are short-term licenses available. Applications and permits can be purchased online at They are also available at Dicks Sporting Goods, Wal-Mart and Meijers locations. Provides a wealth of information about fishing, including fish identification, fishing guides by season, maps by county, charter and fly fishing services and links to state fish hatcheries. The Clinton River Watershed Guide has a list of local cold and warm water locations, the best access points and DNR stocking information. Call (248) 601-0606 or log on to

City of Birmingham has two public courses: Lincoln Hills and Springdale. Membership Passes are required to play golf at the 2 Birmingham courses.You may purchase or renew your passes at: • Lincoln Hills (248) 530-1670 2666 W. 14 Mile, Birmingham 48009 • Springdale (248) 530-1660 316 Strathmore, Bloomfield Township 48301 Fee Structure: Birmingham Resident 1st Time Resident :  $15.00 per year • Renewal: $10.00 per year Non-Resident Individual: $150.00/yr. • Dual (same family) $200.00/yr. • Family: $250.00/yr. Business Individual $100.00 per year


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OTHER  RESOURCES Golf Association of Michigan 24116 Research Dr., Farmington Hills, 48335 (248) 478-9242 Offers memberships, golf day calendar, course finder and more.

Michigan Golf This website lists all public and private courses in the area including detailed descriptions, reviews and estimated greens fees.

Michigan Womens Golf Association (313) 969-0523 or (248) 471-9030 Website includes information about membership, events, programs, local league results and contact numbers.

Pure Michigan This website lists courses, resorts and schools by city or region.

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