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Snowkiting at Black Lake

 

One of the more popular Muskegon area snowkiting spots is Little Black Lake. Because the lake is shallow it freezes early, and has few obstacles as ice fishing is only possible in a few locations on the NE side of the lake. Best wind directions for Black Lake are N, NE, E, SE, S. Due to trees and sand dunes, West winds are unstable and gusty.

Parking is a problem if you do not have a 4wd. The public access point is on Blake Lake Road on the West side of the lake (basically dead center of the lake on a N-S orientation). There is a trail across the road from a gate marked with a DNR game area sign. Parking is on the shoulder of the road only, and can be very deep with snow.

black lake image

Useful Muskegon/Black Lake links:

Weather Forecast
Interactive Forecast with Wind Speed, Direction, and New Snow
Radar Image
Radar Loop

More Boarding Locations

Austin Lake (snowkiting)
Grand Haven
Gun Lake (kiteboard/snowkite)
Little Sable Point
Muskegon
Oval Beach / Saugatuck
Point Betsie and Crystal Lake
Reed's Lake (snowkiting)
South Haven
St. Joseph

Map of Spots to Ride

 

Special thanks to Matt for the writeup on this kiteboarding location!