Just north of Bois Blanc Island (Boblo) in the Detroit River, Crystal Bay is only accessible by boat. It is visible from any Amherstburg marina. Crystal Bay is a man-made island split into a series of channels providing shelter to smaller boats and aiding navigation for river traffic.

The strong river current forks around its northern end, leaving a quiet and sheltered lagoon in the center. Wildlife seen in the area includes mallards, kingfishers, blue herons and hawks. The calm, clear waters in the sheltered areas of Crystal Bay make excellent fishing areas. Look out for Muskie, Walleye, White Bass or Yellow Perch. The water in the Hidden Lake lagoon is particularly clear and can be pleasant for swimming in the quieter areas. Explore the side channels away from the boats.

It is popular with boaters and jet skis as a picturesque place to relax out of the main shipping channels. Please visit the Canadian Coast Guard boat safety website before leaving on your trip to ensure that you have all the appropriate safety gear.


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