Here is an inside perspective of what life is like in and around the Lake Fenton area in Michigan if you are visiting or passing by.
1) It’s an All Sports Lake
At 845 acres in size, Lake Fenton offers ample room for boating enthusiasts as well as fishermen, swimmers, and nature lovers. It is 95 feet deep at the lowest point, with an average depth of 21 feet.
Anglers love Lake Fenton because it is populated with largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, black crappie, bluegill, northern pike, walleye, sunfish, and yellow perch.
If you just want to take your boat out for a day, but don’t live on the lake, there is a public access boat launch located at 2244 Grove Park Rd in Fenton. It has 80 parking spaces and consists of 4 boat ramps and 2 piers. If you do not have a Michigan Recreation Passport, there will be a fee for use.
2) The Moose Lodge
Located at 2245 Sonora Dr. Fenton MI 48430, The Moose Lodge is accessible by both boat and car. The menu features seafood and steaks with attractive prices and cold brews. Try the mouthwatering walleye, shrimp tacos and prawns to form your own opinion about this bar! There is a beachfront area where you can enjoy your food and drink, and even take a swim.
Membership is required to eat here, and applicants must be sponsored by a current member. For more information visit https://www.mooseintl.org/
3) The Annual Lake Fenton Fireworks
Starting this year, the event is organized by the Lake Fenton Property Owners Association and is donation based. For the previous 35 years, the Lake Fenton Case’s Island Firework Team put on the Fourth of July fireworks display from Case’s Island, but retired the show after last year. The fireworks are launched on the water in a spectacular and patriotic show.
4) Mantawauka Park
If you are interested in taking the kids out for a day of swimming, Mantawauka Park is open to the public (no pets allowed) and in addition to the swimming beach it also includes a gazebo, picnic tables, and playscape. It is located behind the Fenton Township Civic Community Center at 12060 Mantawauka Drive, Fenton MI 48430.
5) The Polar Plunge
Watch or participate in Lake Fenton’s Polar Plunge! This event raises money for the Special Olympics of Michigan and features different teams of plungers, many in hilarious costumes. There is a Pre-Plunge Party and after the plunge lunch is available for purchase.