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Street: Park Rd Big Rapids Michigan
Zip Code: 49307
County: Mecosta
Longitude: -85.473595
Latitude: 43.620715
  • Public

Acreage: 700
Lake Amenities:
  • Public Beach
  • Boat Launch


rogerspondThe mighty and beautiful Muskegon River is Michigan’s second largest river, extending 219 miles. It is second in length only to the Grand River’s 260 miles. The Muskegon River’s headwaters are found in Houghton Michigan and Higgins Lake and it flows through the better part of several Michigan counties; Clare, Mecosta, Missaukee, Muskegon, Newaygo,  Osceola, Roscommon. The river’s mouth is in Muskegon Lake, which eventually flows into Lake Michigan. The entire Muskegon River watershed covers over 2720 square miles.

During Michigan lumber boom era, the Muskegon River was used as a means of transportation as logs were floated down the river from the northern Michigan forests, down river to the sawmills.

rogersdamLocated 5 miles south of Big Rapids on the east side of Northland Drive (the old 131), the community of Rogers Heights became the site of the Rogers Dam. Built in 1906, it was later destroyed by fire in 1921 and rebuilt in 1922. Rogers Dam is the site of the oldest hydro plant still in operation by Consumers Power, housing four generating units producing 6,700 kw of electricity.

The power company maintains a small waterfront park on the southwestern tip of Rogers Pond. A covered deck, picnic tables, restrooms and plenty of parking are found there.

A public boat launch is located on the western side of the pond.  Follow 11 Mile Road east from Rogers Heights toward the Muskegon River to the end of 11 Mile Road, turn right (south) and you will be at the launch.

Rogers Pond is an all sports area of over 700 acres. Fishermen report good amount of Northern Pike.

Whether you are thinking of a Michigan cottage for the summer, or looking for a year round home, Rogers Pond is known for good real estate values. Roger’s Pond is conveniently  located near US 131 just a few miles off exit #131.

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by Dana horter
on January 25, 2015
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