Lake Bellaire


About Lake Bellaire

Imagine a day of fishing, and water sports with shopping and lunch in Elk Rapids.

Lake Bellaire, nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, is a captivating destination for diverse water-based activities. This lake is renowned for its pristine, clear waters, creating an ideal setting for a variety of aquatic adventures. Begin your day with a serene swim in the lake’s inviting waters or indulge in fishing, as Lake Bellaire is teeming with a variety of fish species, making it a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Boaters will find delight in navigating the tranquil shores of the lake, discovering hidden spots, or exploring the interconnected waterways for an adventure-filled day.

Water sports aficionados will appreciate Lake Bellaire’s ideal conditions for sports like wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing. For those seeking a more relaxed pace, find a peaceful cove to drop anchor, unwind amidst the scenic beauty, and perhaps enjoy a lakeside picnic.

Looking for a bit of land-based exploration? The charming town of Bellaire, just a short distance away, offers quaint shops and delightful dining options, seamlessly blending lakeside relaxation with the allure of small-town charm. Lake Bellaire truly embodies a perfect mix of peaceful retreat and adventurous exploration, catering to everyone’s preferences.

Elk Lake Features

Embracing the natural beauty of Northern Michigan, Lake Bellaire stretches over 1,789 acres with depths reaching up to 95 feet. This lake, with its clear waters and vibrant aquatic life, offers a picturesque setting for a range of water activities.


Lake Bellaire is a paradise for anglers, boasting a diverse range of fish species such as whitefish, perch, northern pike, and various bass species. Its rich aquatic environment ensures both a peaceful and exciting fishing experience.

Lunch & Shopping

The town of Bellaire, just a stone’s throw away, is a hub for delightful dining and shopping experiences. From cozy cafes to gourmet eateries, there’s a wealth of options to refuel and relax. Stay updated on local events and attractions by checking out the Bellaire Area Chamber of Commerce’s Event Calendar and Discover Bellaire.

Dropping Anchor

DNR Boat Launch
This site offers a developed boat launch complete with a dock, parking, and restrooms.

Tubes & Lilly Pads

MK Marine offers Tubes and Water Lilly Mats to make your day more enjoyable.

Pet Friendly

Your pet is likely part of the family and we want your entire family to enjoy the lake. We are good with your pet coming along.

Lake Bellaire