Lakes

Duncan Lake

130 acres with 4 miles of shoreline

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 24 miles
  • Facilities: Outhouse
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $100 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

Located just southeast of Grand Rapids, Duncan Lake offers a nice opportunity to paddle on a peaceful little lake. While the east side of the lake is mostly bordered by dwellings, the west side is occupied by just a few larger and beautiful homes. Even with the mostly populated shoreline, there is quite a bit of undeveloped shoreline to enjoy. This lake is best paddled in the morning or evening to avoid motorboat traffic.

Green Lake

309 acres with 4.4 miles of shoreline

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 20 miles
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $100 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

Green Lake is a short drive south of Grand Rapids and just west of Duncan Lake. Quite large and populated, this lake is populated by a large number of both homes and cottages. Even so, it is large enough to experience nature with early and late in the day paddling.

Gun Lake

2,680 acres with 17.7 miles of shoreline

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 33 miles
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $120 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

This is the largest of of lake offerings and while there are quite a few homes and cottages on its shoreline, its large size makes the shore seem less populated. The northeastern area of Gun Lake is a part of Yankee Springs State Park.

Reeds Lake

283 acres with 3.9 miles of shoreline

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 3 miles
  • Facilities: Public restrooms nearby
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $80 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

Reeds Lake is located just of Grand Rapids, making it close by for a convenient kayak or canoe outing. While an afternoon paddle is most likely to be interrupted with power boats, the morning or evening provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy a paddling outing when the lake becomes a quiet respite. You will find that much of the lake’s shoreline is populated by beautiful homes, however the northwest and southeast corners are areas where nature prevails.

Wabasis Lake

418 acres with 5.7 miles of shoreline

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 28 miles
  • Facilities: Men’s and Women’s Outhouses
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $100 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

Wabasis Lake is located a short drive northeast of Grand Rapids. Its shoreline is largely undeveloped offering a peaceful paddle on most days. Depending on water level, a side trip to Little Wabasis Lake through a little channel can make for an interesting adventure.

Lowell Dam Backwater

  • Travel Distance from Grand Rapids: 22 miles
  • Facilities: Outhouse
  • Hourly Rate: $20 per person/per hour ~ Minimum $100 ~ 8 paddlers maximum

While the Lowell Dam backwater area is not technically a lake, it is quite a bit like a lake. This backwater pond extends approximately one mile up the Flat River from the launch and it has only a very gentle current to paddle. The area is very scenic with quite a bit of nature to enjoy. The main reason though that we offer this option is because of the wonderful EZ Launch® System that has been installed by the City of Lowell. This launching system provides an easier alternative for folks that may find it difficult to enter and exit a kayak or canoe. If you’d like to kayak or canoe, but maybe didn’t think that you’d be able to easily get in or out of a boat, this may be the perfect choice for you.