Waterways

Charlevoix has lots of beaches, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and fishing opportunities waiting for you!

Antrim Creek Nature Area & Rex Beach

  • Rex Beach Rd, Ellsworth
  • 231-533-6265
Located just outside of Charelvoix, Antrim Creek Nature Preserve and Rex Beach are hidden gems.

Jordan River Fish Hatchery

  • 6623 Turner Road, Elmira
  • (231) 584-2461
Interactive fish hatchery.

Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach

  • 16480 Bells Bay Rd., Charlevoix
  • 231-547-6641
Map A 2678 acre state park with 5 miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline and miles of hiking trails through forests and dunes.

Jordan River

  • 231-536-7351
Fish, canoe, kayak, or float down the beautiful Jordan River!

Young State Park

  • 02280 Boyne City Rd., Boyne City
  • 231-582-7523
Map A 560 acre park set on gorgeous Lake Charlevoix.

Rogers/Dressel/Jordan River Preserve Complex

  • Rogers Road, East Jordan
  • 231-347-0991
Nature preserve located along the shores of the Jordan River.

Sturgeon River Paddlesports

  • 12961 S. Straits Highway Unit. 2, Wolverine
  • 231-525-6878
Kayak, canoe, float, or fish down the spectacular Sturgeon River!
 

Swan Valley Marina

  • 02474 S M 66, East Jordan
  • 231-536-2672
Map Boat rentals available on Lake Charlevoix's South Arm
 

Jordan Valley Outfitters

  • 311 N. Lake St, East Jordan
  • 231-536-0006
Map A four season outfitter on the "wild scenic" Jordan River.
 

Little Sand Bay Nature Preserve

  • East Side Dr, Beaver Island
  • 231-347-0991
Beaver Island Nature Preserve