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. To make a recreation reservation, visit lakesideohio.com/reservation.


Sailing

Rent a sailboat, kayak or standup paddleboard, and enjoy the beautiful Lakeside Chautauqua shoreline. We also offer week-long sailing lessons for other novice sailors. For more information about waterfront activities during the summer, contact the Waterfront/Information Center (419) 798-4461, ext. 266.


Splash Park & Children's Pool

The Baby Pool and Splash Park remain closed at this time. The high lake water and storm debris, as well as the State of Ohio regulations, are making it difficult to open these venues at this time. We will revisit this decision as the summer progresses.


Swimming

In accordance with state and local orders due to COVID-19, swimming off the dock is permitted with social distancing protocols being practiced. Please note that the dock will be closed during inclement weather, high water and occasionally while construction is taking place at the Pavilion. The Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus pool is open by reservation.


Fishing

Fishing off the dock is permitted with social distancing protocols being practiced. Please note that the dock will be closed during inclement weather, high water and occasionally while construction is taking place at the Pavilion. If this is the case, fishing can be done along the lakefront.


Boat Rentals

Sail the open waters and enjoy the beautiful Lakeside Chautauqua shoreline from a new perspective - out on the lake. Sunfish sailboats, kayaks and standup paddleboards are available for rent; sailboats can be rented after passing a sailing test. Limited hours due to the Sailing Hybrid classes Monday-Friday. Whether on your own or paddling with a partner, boat rentals offer a unique water experience for anyone.


Wooden Boat Rides & Cruises

In accordance with state and local orders due to COVID-19, wooden boat rides & cruises will be closed until further notice.


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.