We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

water skiing on lake charlevoix

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 post
Save Topic
water skiing on lake charlevoix

Realistically, how is the water skiing on lake Charlevoix. Will there be more days of rough water or do you actually see smooth water?

Little Rock
Level Contributor
3,233 posts
57 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: water skiing on lake charlevoix

The lake is 13+ miles long and has many different charcteristics (depending on where you are)

Also, it depends on ...

Time of year (historically July & Aug. are calmest).

Time of day - if you ski in the early morning (6 to 8 am), the winds are calmer and there are far fewer people on the lake.

Where on the lake you are skiing - N. Arm, S. Arm, near a town (C.V., B. City, E. Jordan, etc. ... near a state park or condo complex, etc. AND local topography.

It usually calms in the evening too, but there is more boat traffic than in the AM, and leftover waves (from wind & boats} makes it generally "rougher" in the PM. Bottom line ... get on the lake by 6 am and you'll have some calm water.


new jersey
Destination Expert
for Charlevoix, Michigan
Level Contributor
4,691 posts
58 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: water skiing on lake charlevoix

I love waterskiing on Lake Charlevoix! We usually ski on the South Arm. The middle of the main lake can get rough but you just need to head your boat to calmer waters...

Level Contributor
191 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: water skiing on lake charlevoix

Normally you'll find better water skiing on the South Arm, as the Lake here tends to have smaller waves and normally less traffic.

4. Re: water skiing on lake charlevoix

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 06 June 2015, 02:15
Get answers to your questions about Charlevoix
Recent Conversations
More Charlevoix Topics