Moran Township

Mackinac County

overturned read boat near shoreline of Poupard Bay

Moran Township is located in Mackinac County and features the Lake Michigan shoreline as its southern border. Seven years after Michigan achieved statehood, Moran Township received its charter. That was in 1844 – a time when the Township economy was evolving from fur trapping and hunting into one dependent upon lumber and commercial fishing. Today, tourism is the most significant industry impacting the local economy. Moran Township mostly consists of forests and marshlands. The Lake Michigan coastline has extensive sand dunes easily viewed from US-2. The township covers 134.4 square miles, of which 6.9 square miles are water. Hay Lake and Round Lake are two of the notable water features that promise largemouth bass, bluegill, and perch. Approximately 80 percent of Moran Township is publicly owned and lies within Hiawatha National Forest or Lake Superior State Forest.

Township Office

Moran Twp.
W1362 US Hwy. 2 W
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-8027

Fax: (906) 643-7208

Moran Township Official Website


Moran Township Zoning 2005

Moran Township Recreation Plan 2003

Moran Township Master Plan 1994

Moran Township Population Trends
Year Population
2021 812
2020 1,029
2018 972
2017 972
2016 972
2015 972
2014 987
2013 987
2012 995
2011 990
2010 991