Home to a 700-foot dock stretching out over the open waters of Lake Erie, Lakeside offers water activities for everyone. Explore opportunities in sailing, kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding, fishing or simply enjoying the beautiful shoreline. For a listing of weekly health & wellness classes, visit our Recreation Updates page.


Rent a sailboat for the day, and enjoy the beautiful Lakeside Chautauqua shoreline. Children ages 5-10 can learn to sail for free in our Kids Setting Sail program from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. We also offer week-long sailing lessons for other novice sailors.

For more information about waterfront activities during the summer, contact the Recreation Manager or the Lakeside Sailing Center at (419) 798-4461, ext. 266.

Splash Park & Children's Pool

The Splash Park includes a zero depth entry pool, unique spray features, bench seating for parents and grandparents and a fence for safety. Spend a few hours or the entire day at the Splash Park, and add excitement to your family’s aquatic experience.


Lakeside is the ideal location to sunbathe and swim on hot summer days. Relax on the beach or catch some rays on the dock. Swimming lessons are offered on weekdays for all ages. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the week.


Reel in the fun, and experience great fishing in one of the Great Lakes. Catching a Lake Erie perch, walleye or other fresh water fish is sure to make your trip to Lakeside a memorable one. All anglers in Ohio, age 16 and older, require a valid fishing license. Gather your fishing gear and prepare for a great experience at Lakeside Chautauqua.

Boat Rentals

Sail the open waters and enjoy the beautiful Lakeside Chautauqua shoreline from a new perspective - out on the lake. Sailboats, kayaks and standup paddleboards are available for rent. Whether sailing on your own or paddling with a partner, boat rentals offer a unique water experience for anyone.

Wooden Boat Rides & Cruises

Wooden boat rides and cruises are offered from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Thursday during the summer. Private charters are also available for groups. Read the weekly Lakesider newspaper for details.

Summer/Winter Boat Storage

For those planning to store their boat during the summer or winter seasons at the Lakeside Sailing Center, download and return the 2020-21 Boat Storage Agreement with payment to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Watercraft, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440.