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Lakes & Rivers
Lakes & Rivers - Rockford, MI

The Rockford area is home to a number of lakes and rivers, both public and private. From all-sports lakes to watercraft restricted waters, the Rockford area is perfect for any type of water enthusiast. Whether it's swimming, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, or jet skiing, the Rockford area's many lakes and rivers await.

Please browse the Rockford area's many lakes and rivers below and see for yourself the multitude of water related activities in the Rockford Area...


Lakes:



Big Pine Island Lake
Big Pine Island Lake
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Surface Area: 223 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  Yes

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Lincoln Lake Rd.
                    Between Belding Rd. &10 Mile Rd.
                    Grattan, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access: Yes

Download Big Pine Island Lake Map


Big Pine Island Lake is a private lake surrounded by light residential development. Big Pine Island Lake offers a public beach and swimming access, public bathhouse, and a public picnic area. At 223 acres, Big Pine Island Lake is the second largest lake in the Rockford area.



Bostwick Lake
Bostwick Lake
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Surface Area:  217 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  For Residents Only

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Belding Rd.
                    Between Young Ave. & Ramsdell Ave.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  No


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Bostwick Lake is private lake, surrounded mostly by a large residential area, and is the largest body of water in Cannon Township with an area of 217 acres. Bostwick Lake is located within the Bear Creek Watershed and is part of the headwaters of the Bear Creek.



Brower Lake
Big & Little Brower Lake
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Surface Area:  108 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch: For Residents Only

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  10 Mile Rd.
                    Between Myers Lake Ave. & Ave.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  No


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Brower Lake is made up of two lakes, Big Brower Lake (85 Acres) and Little Brower Lake (23 Acres), and is completely surrounded by a residential development. Brower Lake access is restricted only to residents; however, the Brower Lake Nature Preserve is open to the public and offers hiking and wildlife viewing.



Lake Bella Vista
Lake Bella Vista
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Surface Area:  203 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  For Residents Only

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Belding Rd.
                    Between Blakely Rd. & Myers Lake Ave.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  No


Lake Bella Vista began, previously known as Grass Lake, is a man made lake surrounded by the Lake Bella Vista residential community. At over 200 acres, Lake Bella Vista is the 3rd largest lake in Cannon Township. In 1972, work on an earthen dam was started changing the lake from a grassy marsh into the 203 acre lake it is today. Today, Lake Bella Vista is home to a thriving residential community and a variety of water related recreational activities.




Myers Lake
Big & Little Myers Lake
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Surface Area:  131 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  For Residents Only

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Myers Lake Ave.
                    Between 11 Mile Rd. &12 Mile Rd
.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  Yes


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Myers Lake is made up of two lakes, Big Myers Lake (85 Acres) and Little Myers Lake (46 acres). Myers Lake is also home to the Myers Lake Park which offers picnicking and swimming opportunities to the public, as well as a playground and restroom facilities.



Pickerel Lake
Pickerel Lake
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Surface Area:  56.9 Acres

Type:  Private

Boat Launch:  No

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Ramsdell Ave..
                    Between Belding Ave. &Cannonsburg Rd.
                    Cannonsburg, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  No


Download Pickerel Lake Map

Pickerel Lake is a private lake that is home to the Fred Meijer Nature Preserve. At just under 60 acres, Pickerel Lake is the 4th largest lake in Cannon Township and is part of the Bear Creek Watershed. Boats are prohibited from Pickerel Lake; however, fishing is allowed from designated areas, including a boardwalk that stretches directly through the lake.



Silver Lake
Silver Lake
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Surface Area:  215 Acres

Type:  Private - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  For Residents Only

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Belding Rd.
                    Between Myers Lake Ave. & Young Ave.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  No

More Information: www.silverlakecannon.com

Silver Lake, the 2nd largest lake in Cannon Township, is completely surrounded by residential development. At an area of 215 acres, Silver Lake is just smaller than its sister lake, Bostwick. Silver Lake is located at the headwaters of the Rum Creek Watershed, and is also a part of the Rogue River Watershed. Directly to the east of Silver Lake is the Silver Lake Country Club.



Wabasis Lake
Wabasis Lake
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Surface Area:  418 Acres

Type:  Public - All Sports Lake

Boat Launch:  Yes - Open to Public

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Wabasis Ave. NE
                    Between 10 Mile Rd. & 12 Mile Rd.
                    Rockford, MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  Yes


Download Wabasis Lake Map

Wabasis Lake, at 418 acres, is the largest lake in Kent County. With 3 boat launches and public access, Wabasis Lake is one of the most popular all-sports lakes in the Rockford area. Wabasis Lake also offers a public beach and swimming area, picnic area, baseball fields, playground equipment, and campground.



Versluis Lake
Versluis Lake

Surface Area:  50 Acres

Type:  Public

Boat Launch:  Yes - Open to Public (Some Restrictions)

Fishing Allowed:  Yes

Location:  Northland Dr.
                    Between Cannonsburg Ave. & Grand River Dr.
                    Grand Rapids , MI  
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Public Beach/Swimming Access:  Yes


Versluis Lake, a 50 acre man-made lake, is part of the Versluis Park. Offering public beach, swimming, fishing pier, playground, beach volleyball courts, boat access, and more, Versluis Park is truly an all-sports recreational area. Park fees apply.



Rivers:




Grand River
The Grand River - Downtown

Length:  260 Miles

Watershed:  5,572 Sq. Miles

The Grand River is the longest river in the state of Michigan at over 250 miles. Headwatered near Jackson, MI, the Grand River meanders across nearly 2/3 of the state before emptying into Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, MI.

The Grand River is well known for its abundance of trout, salmon, and steelhead during the spring and fall spawning runs.





Rogue River
The Rogue River

Length:  42 Miles

Watershed:  234 Sq. Miles

The Rogue River, a major tributary of the Grand River, is protected river under the State of Michigan's Natural River Act. Headwatered in Southern Newaygo County, the Rogue River meanders over 42 miles before spilling into the Grand River in Belmont, MI.

The Rogue River is well known for its world class salmon and steelhead runs during the spring and fall and its native trout habitats.   (Read More...)




    More Lakes, Rivers, & Streams:

- Bear Creek
- Freska Lake
- Hyser Lake
- Lincoln Lake
- Little Bostwick Lake
- Little Pine Island Lake
- Murray Lake
- Rum Creek
- Scram Lake
- Sunfish Lake