at Colfax Beach on School Section Lake
Colfax Public Access on School Section Lake
School Section Lake is a small inland lake of 182 acres with a maximum depth of 26 feet. The lake is ringed with private cottages. Several marshy areas are nearby. A public swimming beach and two boat launch areas are located on the eastern shore.
Boat Launch- there are two access sites, one north and one south of the public beach, but separate from them. The larger one with more parking is to the north, parking for 3-4 vehicles with trailers. No space for trailer parking at the south access. No docks.
Fishing- bluegill and largemouth bass (list from lake-link.com)
Swimming- public beach with sand and sandy bottom. Water is not tested, and there is no lifeguard. Swim at you own risk.
Picnicking- there are two picnic tables at the beach area.
Rest Rooms- none
Potable Water- none
Access- dirt access directly off 186th Avenue. Plenty of parking at swimming beach.
Restrictions- no high speed boating or towing (skiing, kiting, etc) between 7:30pm and 11 am daylight time or 6:30 pm and 10 am standard time, no camping, no swimming at boat launch sites, no loud music, no glass containers, no alcohol, no pets on beach. no fires.
Seasonality- lake freezes in winter.
Ecosystem- small inland lake with developed margin
Other points of interest- small town services in Walkerville, three miles to the south
Most recent date this info personally checked- August 2019
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Colfax Township
5918 E. VanBuren
Walkerville, MI 49459
More- Michigan DNR Oceana County Lakes
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