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Bay Port, Michigan
Community of Bay Port along M-25
Community of Bay Port along M-25
Location within Huron County
Location within Huron County
Bay Port, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bay Port, Michigan
Bay Port, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Bay Port, Michigan is located in the United States
Bay Port, Michigan
Bay Port, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Huron
Townships Fairhaven and McKinley
Settled 1851
 • Total 3.37 sq mi (8.73 km2)
 • Land 3.34 sq mi (8.65 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
600 ft (200 m)
 • Total 477
 • Density 142.8/sq mi (55.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 989
FIPS code 26-06120
GNIS feature ID 0620789

Bay Port is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Huron County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 477 at the 2010 census. As an unincorporated community, Bay Port has no legal autonomy of its own but does have its own post office with the 48720 ZIP Code.


Bay Port was settled in 1851 by Carl H. Heisterman. It was first named "Geneva" and later "Wild Fowl Port". The post office was relocated here from Ora Labora in 1872.

The Bay Port Historic Commercial Fishing District is a located within the community and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bay Port has a total area of 3.37 square miles (8.73 km2), of which 3.34 square miles (8.65 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) (0.89%) is water.

Bay Port is a community on the shores of Saginaw Bay within Lake Huron. The majority of the CDP is located within Fairhaven Township with only a very small portion within McKinley Township. The U.S. Census Bureau lists 3.34 square miles (8.65 km2) and 475 residents within Fairhaven Township, while only 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) and two residents are within McKinley Township.

Major highways

  • M-25 runs along the Lake Huron coastline through the community.
  • M-142, known locally as Pigeon Road begins in the community and runs east to the opposite side of the county.


Each year, during the first full weekend of August, Bay Port hosts its annual Fish Sandwich Festival. Bay Port's unofficial motto is "Where the fish caught the man", due to its easy lake access for sport fishermen.

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