Frequently Asked Questions

Lakefront FAQs

 

What is included in our membership?

  • All “paddling” activities are included for members.  Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards are available for member use on a first come, first served basis.  We will provide all equipment necessary.
  • A sand volleyball court and 3 miles of hiking trails are also available as a part of your membership.

 

How many boats do you have available for members?

  • 20 Stand Up Paddleboards
  • 20 Kayaks (16 solo kayaks and 4 tandem kayaks
  • 4 Jon Boats (available for an additional fee)

 

Why do you charge for fishing?

  • We have invested money in stocking the lake with a large assortment of fish, and we invest in feeding them through the off season.  So we do need to charge a nominal fee for this activity. It is $5.00 per day, or $100 per person for unlimited fishing until the end of November.

 

Where can I fish?

  • You can fish from the pier or from a Jon Boat.  No fishing is permitted from the bank.

 

What kind of fish are in the lake?

  • The lake is stocked with Readear Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Catfish.

 

Why do you charge for Jon Boats but not Kayaks or Stand Up Paddleboards?

  • The Jon Boats have electric motors that require more significant maintenance than the paddle sport options.

 

How do I participate in lakefront fitness classes?

  • You purchase a lakefront class pass, and are issued a punch card.  
  • The class pass is $100 and covers 12 classes and can be any combination of Open Water Swim Training, Paddle Fitness, or SUP Yoga.  
  • Class reservations must be made on-line and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Lakefront Classes are running through Labor Day.

 

Can I bring a guest to a lakefront class?

  • Yes.  Your guest must purchase a facility access “guest pass” AND a 1 day lakefront class pass.  

 

If I bring my own equipment do I still have to purchase a class pass to participate in a lakefront class?

  • Yes. Because of the limited instructor to participant ratio, a class pass is required.

 

Why do I have to purchase a personal equipment permit to bring my own?

  • Your equipment is required to meet specific standards in order to be utilized on the lake and takes staff time to inspect and approve.  It also requires a “dip” to ensure we are not cross contaminating our lake with invasive species from other waterways. It requires staff time and attention and therefore has a nominal fee.

 

I am a “Nationwide” member.  Do I have access to the Lakefront and the activities?

  • Yes. All YMCA members have access.