Raber Township

Chippewa County

Wooden Township Boat Launch and North Raber Rd Sign

Raber Township, located in Chippewa County, is 143 square miles in area, with nearly one-third of its perimeter shoreline along the St. Marys River. Thanks to its geographic location, fishing and freighter watching draw visitors to the region. Fishing tournaments and recreational anglers all clamor for the walleye, pike, bass, perch, and more that are found in Raber Bay. The township’s landscape is quite diverse, ranging from agricultural fields to the wooded landscape of the Lake Superior State Forest.

Three unincorporated communities are found within Raber Township: Goetzville, Raber, and Stalwart. Early settlement dates back to the 1870s and since 1905, the township has been home to “Michigan’s Biggest Little Fair” – the Stalwart Agricultural Fair.

Township Office

Raber Twp.
16315 E. M-48
Goetzville, MI 49736-0480

Phone: (906) 297-3805

Fax: (906) 297-2136

Raber Township Official Website


Raber Township 2016-2020 Recreation Plan

Raber Township Land Use 1977

Raber Township Population Trends
Year Population
2021 503
2020 632
2018 640
2017 640
2016 640
2015 640
2014 645
2013 652
2012 652
2011 652
2010 648