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Sam Smith's Boat Yard & Rentals

The Boatyard is a full-service marine facility, with summer and winter storage, full mechanical and maintenance services, a bait and tackle shed and a fleet of rental boats, both large and small, to take you and your family and friends on a memorable adventure on our historic Lake. Boat rentals include Kayaks, canoes, fishing boats, cruisers and both large and small pontoon boats. Nautical equipment also available. 

Life Jackets and one full tank of gas are included with the rental. No water sport activities such as tubing or water skiing are allowed with rental boats, and no refunds are issued for early returns or poor weather. 

To help build up your appetite, have a little retail thereapy session in the nautical boutique LAKE CLASSIC OUTFITTERS.  And now that you're hungry, stop in for lakeside dining at the BLUE MINGO GRILL!  (Both on location.)


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

2021: Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day. Visit the website for office hours and pricing.


  • Rentals Available
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