Happy New Year HLA Members and Friends!!!! Hope you all enjoyed the Holidays and are looking forward to Spring 2017 and the upcoming boating season. Just a few winter-time reminders that were brought up at our January Board meeting tonight.

It has been reported that several dead deer have been found on Park Property (near the Walleye-Pike boat launch) and in the lake itself that have been shot. One was found with the head removed and one with the antlers removed. THERE IS NO HUNTING ALLOWED ON PARK PROPERTY!!!!! Violators will be prosecuted!!!! The DNR and Park Rangers are now keeping a close watch for illegal hunters in the area but ask that our members also keep a watchful eye and ear to possible persons firing guns on park property. Please report it to 911 immediately and asked for a park ranger to investigate.

Several groups have been spotted ice fishing on Holloway, especially near the Stanley Rd Tubes. We hope that the ice fishermen/women will share their Holloway fishing tales with us here. Just remember the ice may not yet be thick enough to support a lot of weight with the recent rains and thaw. Make sure you test the ice for thickness before traveling out onto the ice and have an emergency plan and equipment available if needed.

We are looking for ideas for additional summer activities on Holloway. If there is something you would like us to try or you have done on other lakes, let us know. We’ll look into it!!!

That’s it for now. Stay warm!!! Send us your photos of the beauty that abounds on Holloway during the winter months. You can send them to our webmaster at hefterfamily@yahoo.com.




Cartoon complements of Julie Brandon



The Holloway Lake Association Protects your Reservoir

Through regularly scheduled meetings and newsletters, the Holloway Lake Association keeps concerned citizens informed and in touch.  Please support these efforts by becoming a member of the Holloway Lake Association. Together we can make a difference!

The Holloway Reservoir needs your help to remain Genesee County’s precious recreational area.


Issues we are working on:

The Water – predictable levels and good quality
The Regulatory Agencies – boating safety
The Environment – industrial and other pollution
Shoreline Erosion
Parkland Preservation
Richfield Landfill issues
Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Picnicing or Hiking along the reservoir

Holloway Today: Challenges and Changes

Shoreline Erosion: Several campsites at Wolverine Campground are falling into the lake. Picturesque Goose Neck Point becomes narrower each year. Trees are tipped over into the water in many areas. The Reservoir becomes increasingly wider but more shallow. What will it look like in 50 years?

Water Levels: There are many demands on the waters of Holloway. The City of Flint requires constant flow for sanitation plants, and is considering using the river as its future source for drinking water. Down river recreational users call for increased summertime flow. In the dry summer months, low water levels on Holloway harm recreation, wildlife and the ecosystem of the water.

Environmental Concerns: The potential impact of The Richfield Landfill on Holloway Reservoir and its surroundings demands activism by the public to insure a safe environment and to maintain the natural beauty of the area.

The increase in the numbers of seagulls requires efforts to control them in order to prevent the damage they cause to property and their contamination of the water.

Regulatory Intrusion: The Holloway Reservoir is heavily regulated by Government, and citizen activism is required to balance the competing interests of the environmental, industrial and recreational communities.



We have been given permission by Nate Harasim to use his song “Holloway Cruise” on our website.  Nate was just a young teenager when he wrote this song while sitting on his dock in Zone 4.  It is simply beautiful!  Make sure you have your speakers on!

Click below to hear Nate’s song