24 foundWakeboarding and Waterskiing Places in Michigan

As a land of many lakes, Michigan offers many water sports opportunities. In the north part of the state you’ll find schools catering to waterskiers and wakeboarders such as the Bass Cove Ski School, Sharky's Slalom School and Wake Sessions. If you’d rather rent a boat to wakeboard, waterski or wakesurf for as long as you wish, then you should try Indian River Marina or Ward Brothers Boats. The two cable wakeboarding parks in Michigan are Placid Wake Park in the north and Board Nation further south in Midland.

The Detroit suburbs are another good place to ride. Schools such as Wake Sessions, Fly an Instructor to You and Pink Lake Ski School employ experts who can help improve your waterskiing and wakeboarding abilities. Ski club fans may want to check out Skiers Alley Water Ski Club, Slalom Unlimited Water Ski Club or Dixboro Waterski Club to enjoy the thrill of jumps, trick skiing and show skiing.


Boyne Falls


Drummond Island


Grand Rapids



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South Lyon

Walloon Lake


West Bloomfield

Whitmore Lake

Our water sport listings for Michigan fall into (6) categories, providing riders and skiers with a multitude of ways to get on the water-

RESORTS offering water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, etc. to their guests.

CLUBS welcoming non-members to join them for a day, providing an opportunity to water ski, wakeboard, kneeboard, wake surf, etc. anytime you're away from home or just looking for a club to join.

SCHOOLS offering instruction and training in a variety of water sports.

CHARTERS that will take you out on the water so you can enjoy your favorite water sport by providing the boat, driver and equipment. In most cases they also offer instruction.

CABLE WAKE PARKS. No boat required. Just show up, grab a handle and hit the water.

MARINAS offering water ski and wakeboard boats for rent, as well as water skis and wakeboards if you are traveling without your gear.

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