Boaters & Floaters

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Take to the waters of Newaygo County.

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Paddling & Floating

Water sports in Newaygo County are not just an activity, they are part of local culture, and we are excited to share our waterways with you! With 356 river miles we have just the right spot to drop your paddle in the water and float the day away.


There’s nothing like a sunny day at the beach to relax and make memories with the family. Head to one of these popular Newaygo waterfront destinations, your sun and sand are waiting!

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Lake Boating

Newaygo County is home to 256 inland lakes. For lovers of water sport activities, our inland lakes offer boat launches and public access for the perfect day on the water.



River Boating

Take to the rivers of Newaygo in your jet boat to experience unparalleled trout and salmon fishing. Don’t have a boat? We have you covered! Hook up with a Newaygo charter captain for a guided day of drift boat fishing.

Stories from the Water

White Cloud- Trail Town Hidden Gems

White Cloud- Trail Town Hidden Gems

If you venture a few yards off M-37, you will find some amazing hidden gems within White Cloud city limits that most travelers don’t know exist. Hidden Gem #1 If you're heading North into town, Rotary Park is the first stop you’ll make. Taking a right on James Street...

Kids Free Fishing!

Kids Free Fishing!

Beginning in 1983, Russell Gilbert Kids Free Fishing is a day where families can gather for fun times and even have a chance to win big money!  On the first Kids Free Fishing day, 8 anglers joined in the fun & over the years, they have seen over 400 anglers...