Reeds Lake


Non-lake residents may only access the lake from the public access located at John Collins Park in the 600 block of Lakeside Drive Southeast.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is permitted on Reeds Lake. The Department of Public Safety does not measure ice nor does it make recommendations on the safety of the ice.


By city ordinance, snowmobiles are prohibited on all ice covered waterways in East Grand Rapids.

Jurisdiction: Reeds Lake

All State of Michigan marine rules, regulations, and laws apply on Reeds Lake. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Division patrols Reeds Lake by watercraft and enforces state marine laws. 

For more information on boating rules and regulations, go to the Michigan DNR website.

Motorboat Operation by a Minor

View the Laws page for these guidelines.