Discover the Best Watersports on Lake Charlevoix

Lake Charlevoix is a beautiful lake in Michigan that offers many different watersports opportunities. Whether you’re looking to go fishing, rent a boat, or take a kayak out for a spin, you’ll find something to enjoy on this picturesque body of water. Keep reading to discover the best watersports on Lake Charlevoix! 

Looking for more to do on Lake Charlevoix? Check out our area page and learn about nearby adventures and activities that will keep you busy during your stay! Or go to our dining page to discover local eats! Prepare yourself completely for a fantastic vacation with an insight into where to find the best restaurants, events, and activities around town. 


Top 3 Best Watersports on Lake Charlevoix


Fishing is a popular activity on Lake Charlevoix, and there are plenty of great spots to try your luck. One of the best places to fish is at the mouth of the Boyne River, where you can catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, and walleye. If you’re looking for a relaxing lake-side fishing experience, head to Sportsmen’s Park, East Jordan City Tourist Park, and Elm Pointe Recreation Area around East Jordan. If you need to grab fishing supplies while in town, you can go to Tom’s Bait & Tackel to pick up anything and everything you’ll need! 


For those who want to explore the lake on their own, boat rentals are available at many different locations around the shore. If you’re looking to rent a boat on Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan is a great place to start. There are several boat-rental companies in town, including Summertime Rentals and Boyne Watersports. Whether you want to spend the day just cruising around the lake or pulling a wakeboard, there’s a boat rental company that can help you out. 


Kayaking is another great way to explore Lake Charlevoix, and there are several rental companies that can provide you with everything you need. Right around the corner from our property, visit Jordan Valley Outfitters where you can rent kayaks and canoes, and book guided adventures out on Lake Charlevoix! One of the best places to kayak on Lake Charlevoix is in the Boyne Valley, where you’ll find beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. 

Prepare for a Day on the Water

Make sure that for whichever fun watersport on Lake Charlevoix you choose to enjoy, you stay prepared for everything a day on the lake entails! Bring plenty of drinking water and snacks with you so that you can stay fueled and hydrated, but most importantly bring sunscreen. The sunlight reflected off the surface of the water can burn you surprisingly fast, so frequent coats of sunscreen are crucial! 

Stay the Night at South Arm RetreatsVacation Rental

If you’re looking for the best place to stay near Lake Charlevoix, look no further than South Arm Retreats! With affordable booking rates and a property overlooking the south arm of Lake Charlevoix, South Arm Retreats puts you in the perfect position to be around the corner and be able to afford to enjoy all of the best watersports on Lake Charlevoix! Check availability at South Arm Retreats and book your stay today!