Why does Fond du Lac County think columbia park (calumet harbor) is worth $1.25 ft.
? If I am not mistaken that may be the most expensive place to overnight on the lake. (get ready for it here comes the sarcasm) The well protected harbor allows you to be rocked to sleep when you are bobbing up and down like a bobber. No water hook-up and the smell is what always brings me back late in the season. I haven't mentioned the great facility showers that smell like a pile of roses on a hot summer day. WTF Fondy...you can drive your $100k 40' RV there and get the same services minus the bobbing for $20 a night. Bring a 34' boat and you are charged $42.50. I stopped going when they went to a dollar a foot. Then a good friend from out of town bought a boat this year, so I took them there to show them Pipe on 6-16. Needless to say if I go back I am staying in the marina behind the park. I was told it is $20 Elec/water hoop-ups back there and they updated the bathrooms recently.
Let me break this down for a 34' boat you can stay at the following:
Appleton yacht club $15 Elec/water $50 for the WEEK
Neenah Boat and Dock $10 Elec/water
Menasha Marina $23.8 Elec/water (I assume Lakeside park marina in city of Fondy is the same...have not been there in awhile.)
Stockbridge $12 Elec
Highcliff $25.5 Elec
Pioneer $34 Elec/water (although I would not hook that water into my boat, yuck!)
Or you can go to lake Michigan and stay at Grand Haven MI municipal marinas for $43 a night! Just checked as that is where I am heading in July. From what I have run in to slips on lake MI range from $40 - $77 a night, but most places have pools, whirlpool, laundry, ship store, kitchens, grills, lounge, cable and wifi..
These guys in Fond du lac county are nuts! They also are supposed to charge you during the day if you stay longer then 2 hours! http://www.fdlco.wi.gov/Index.aspx?page=586
Docking Fee (Columbia Park Only)
9:00 am – 7:00 pm with electricity $10.50
9:00 am - 7:00 pm without electricity $8.50
Overnight Docking on harbor wall (Columbia Park Only)
7:00 pm – 9:00 am with electricity $1.25 per ft.
Boaters restroom stop, 2 hours or less, (if room available) No Charge
End of rant....thanks for letting me vent!