Boaters & Floaters

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Take to the waters of Newaygo County.

kayakers on river

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

Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament

Dam to Dam Ice Fishing Tournament

by Carmen Faulkner All right everyone, the winter thaw is over! The few days of warm weather and the reminders from green grass poking up from under the usual January snow was wonderful, but wintery conditions have made their way back into the forecast for the...

Superb Fishing in Newaygo County

Superb Fishing in Newaygo County

Newaygo County teems with an abundance of water for the experienced or casual fisherman.  Thousands of acres of dam-supported backwaters, large and small beautiful lakes, and even hidden ponds provide plenty of opportunity for anglers to enjoy still-water fishing....

Sub 32 Degrees

Sub 32 Degrees

One might imagine that in an area where the pursuit of outdoor activities consumes its citizenry throughout spring, summer and fall, folks might pull back in a bit in winter. A little hibernation might be I order once the snow rolls in and the waters turn to ice....