Lake Charlevoix Boat Count 2019

The tabulation of the boat count of Lake Charlevoix and Round Lake was carried out on the 4th of August this year. 

Click on the button below to view the totals for 1998, 2008, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Totals and methods

Boats on moorings, lifts, at slips, at anchor, on the beach, and dinghies on board or alongside larger craft were counted by volunteers aboard small boats early in the morning, before there was much traffic on the lakes. Boats in the larger marinas were counted by walking the docks.  Launching ramps and campgrounds were surveyed sequentially that same afternoon between 1PM and 4 PM. At the ramps, boats seen launching, being retrieved, and empty trailers were all counted. The general principle was to count every boat that could be used on the Lake Charlevoix that day.

*Boats at ramps and campgrounds are included in the overall tallies this year.

**Oared and powered boats carried aboard larger boats, as well as those tied to boats or docks and clearly used as tenders were included in the tender category; previously, many had been counted in the separate oars/paddle category or as power less than 26 feet.

(Link to the Boat Count opens a PDF in a new window.)

Lake Charlevoix Association

P.O. Box 294

Charlevoix, MI 49720

  • Protecting the natural quality and beauty of Lake Charlevoix
  • Promoting understanding and support for safe, shared use
  • Advocating sensible & sustainable practices for lake use & development