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Lake Charlevoix, MI

Fantastic views and great fishing make Lake Charlevoix an ideal destination for anglers and vacationers. This 17,200-acre lake in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula, at Charlevoix, has 56 miles of shoreline.

Trout, walleye, perch, bass, sunfish, crappie, northern pike and other species await anglers seeking a trophy or just a good fish fry. Access to the shore for fishing is available at parks, campgrounds and public areas around the lake. Plenty of boat launch ramps provide access for sailboats, pontoons, pleasure boats, canoes, kayaks and all manner of fishing boats. Rental boats are also available at a half dozen locations. Boat charters and fishing guides can furnish the boat and all the gear to simplify a day of fishing. In winter, when the ice is safe, trout, perch, walleye, pike and sunfish are all available to those who enjoy ice fishing. Everything you need for an excellent fishing is available on the lake, or very close by, including marinas, lodging, campgrounds, restaurants, bait and tackle and a wide variety of shopping.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Charlevoix in Michigan.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Charlevoix

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Lake Charlevoix Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Boyne Watersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
231 881-6000

Summertime Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoon boats
231 547-7700

Tommy's at Lake Charlevoix
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
231 535-6039

Ward Brothers Boats
Rentals: Pontoon boats
231 547-2371

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Boyne City Municipal Ramp Boating Access Site
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off N Kake Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Charlevoix Municipal Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Stover Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Dutchmans Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located on the east side of the South Bay, off Dutchmans Bay Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ironton Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Sweetbrier Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp gravel parking.

Sportsmen Club Boat Launch Ramp
Located at the south end of the South Bay, off Water Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

State Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off State Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Young State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off Park Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Charlevoix Marina
100 Clinton St
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231 547-3272

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

East Jordan City Campground - 231 536-2561

Whiting Park Campground - 231 582-7040

Young State Park Campground - 231 582-7523

Lake Charlevoix MI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Charlevoix
East Jordan City Tourist Park Campground
218 N Lake St
East Jordan, MI 49727
231 536-2561


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