Soak up every last minute of the summer heat by spending the day in the water! Fish, swim, water ski, sail or boat in one of Kalamazoo County’s lakes with public access, or feel the sand in your toes along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan—just a 45-minute drive away. Consider these (269) lakes, both big and small, for your next water adventure!
Ross Township Park
Ross Township Park is a public park with a picnic area, swimming and boat launch to Gull Lake. Located in Hickory Corners, there are plenty of restaurants on the water nearby to satisfy your cravings after a day out on the lake!
Cold Brook County Park
Located between Galesburg and Climax, Cold Brook Park is home to a popular campground and beach. The park has 276 acres consisting primarily of water in the form of three lakes and unique wetlands. Cold Brook is also home to a championship disc golf course.
Woods Lake Park
Woods Lake is a 26-acre lake located northwest of Oakland Drive and Parkview Avenue. About 60% of the lake's shoreline is owned by members of the Association, while the remaining shoreline is owned by the City of Kalamazoo and the Oakwood Neighborhood Association. Woods Lake Beach Park and Lake Park are open to the public.
Jean Klock Park
Jean Klock Park, dedicated in 1917, includes 76-acres of Lake Michigan frontage and 3,000-feet of beach front, with open and wooded sand dunes. Lake Michigan swimming, paved parking, boardwalk, volleyball courts, observation tower, bathhouse, concession area, playground and picnic shelter.
Rocky Gap County Park
Overlooking Lake Michigan from a bluff in Benton Township, Rocky Gap County Park provides a wonderful place to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline. Rocky Gap County Park has 1,100 feet of Lake Michigan frontage. It is an ideal location to take a relaxed lunch break, cool off with a quick swim, and enjoy a sunset. The lower park provides easy access to the sandy beaches, and the upper park presents spectacular panoramic views from the Lake Michigan Overlook Deck.
Weko Beach Campground
Located on the sunny shores of Lake Michigan. Swim or relax on our beautiful sandy beach and stop by our beach house for lunch or maybe just a snack. We offer: developed campsites, semi-developed campsites, boardwalks, camping, cabins, observation decks, hot showers, picnic areas, clean bathrooms, outdoor grills, dump station, playground, large lots, and a concession stand.
Yankee Springs Recreation Area