Forest Service Halts Issuance of Pere Marquette River Watercraft Permits

The U.S. Forest Service is putting a temporary stop to handing out watercraft permits for the Pere Marquette River.

They say it’s due to concerns over safety.

The Forest Service says the heavy rains from the weekend brought heavy flooding along the Pere Marquette River.

Boat launches are now mostly inaccessible between M-37 and Indian Bridge.

The Forest Service is working to refund any cancelled permits.