History of William H Haithco Recreation Area

The Commission acquired S-H Lake, originally a borrow pit created during the construction of I-675, in 1987. The park was named the William H. Haithco Recreation Area in honor of his 30 year commitment with the Commission. It is located at 2121 Schust. In 1988, the Michigan Wildlife Habitat Foundation and Michigan Department of Natural Recourses established a quality fishery in Haithco Lake with species including northern pike, sunfish, large and small mouth bass, perch and bluegill. This 76 acre park opened in May, 1991. Currently the facility include a 40 acre man-made lake, life guarded swimming beach, fishing piers, five pavilions, children's play area volleyball courts, paddleboat, rowboat and canoe rental, food concession and sailboard beach.