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Wabasis Lake

Kent County
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Lake Traffic: 2.5 Lake Access: 3
Wind/Weather: 3 Natural Features: 3.5
Sail Presence: 1.5 Overall Rating: 3
Lake Sailability: 3.5 Vicinity Rating: 3.5

Lake Type: Kettle / Glacial
Area: 404 acres
Lake Orient.: East-West
Max. Depth: 57 ft
Notes:

Access to Wabasis Lake can be made through Wabasis Lake Park (11220 Springhill Drive
Greenville, MI) as indicated on the following Google map. The park provides many amenities including campsites and restrooms. The paved launch site at Wabasis Lake County Park have over 45 parking spaces. The hard surfaced ramp has two piers with side-by-side launching, but no beaching area. The ramp is on a well protected bay.  The shelter from the wind and narrowness of the bay can make it difficult for sailboats to reach open water and to return home to the ramp.  A kicker motor is helpful here.


Once on open water, this is a nice sailing lake. As one of the largest lakes in Kent County, there is lots of area to explore.  Water clarity is good, shoals are few, and weeds are not a problem.  The entire north shore is undeveloped while two large trailer parks are prominent on the south shore.   Powerboat traffic is often heavy on the weekends.
 

Separate from the launch site, the County Park has a grassy campground and large sandy beach area. Boats can pull ashore here to picnic, swim, use the modern restrooms, or visit the campground store.  For campers there is also limited boat docking space on a protected channel.   This park and lake are so pleasant as to make it a worthwhile multi-day sailing/camping destination. 

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Comments


September 18, 2011 - Boat: Hobie Holder 14

SailMichigan editor's note: The helpful and extensive comments provided by this user have been promoted to the Notes section above.


November 7, 2012 - Boat: ODay Daysailer II, 16' 9"

Pretty lake. I've heard there is good fishing. On the down side, even though we were trying to flag someone down, none of the boaters would respond. There were several that could easily see and hear us but not one came to assist.





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