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.
  • Pier fishing
  • 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

Is there a charge for fishing?

  • No. There is not a charge for Members to fish.
  • Guests are welcome to fish with a $10 guest fee.

Where can I fish?

  • You can fish from the pier.  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.
  • Fishing is catch and release only.

How do I participate in lakefront fitness classes?

  • Classes are included in YMCA Membership.
  • Space is limited and boards are available on a first come, first served basis.

Can I bring a guest to a lakefront class?

  • Yes.  Your guest must purchase a facility access “guest pass”.

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 with the exception of members from the Upper Palmetto YMCA.