Summer is approaching, and now is the time to explore the water in Flint & Genesee with the weather warming up. With 54 lakes and four rivers, the region is filled with great places to cool off.

From splash pads to beaches, boating to kayaking, there are many ways to enjoy the water in Flint & Genesee.

Here are the places you can explore in Flint & Genesee:

Splash Pads

In Grand Blanc, Creasey Bicentennial Park’s splash pad is open every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is a great place to cool off with the whole family. Davison’s Lake Callis has a dash-n-splash pad for children to run and play. Finally, Bluebell Beach in Flint has a splash pad with fun structures for children to enjoy.


Genesee County Parks & Recreation has three beaches in Flint & Genesee including one at Bluebell Beach in Flint, one at Buttercup Beach in Columbiaville and one at Linden County Park. Other beaches in the area include Lake Callis in Davison and Silver Lake Park in Fenton.


Boaters can enjoy public access throughout the county. In Fenton, Lake Ponemah and Lake Fenton both have public access, Linden has access to Lobdell Lake and Otter Lake near the border of Genesee County allows public access.

Kayaking and Canoeing

There are plenty of places to float on the water including C.S. Mott Lake in Flint, the Shiawassee River through Fenton and Linden and on the Flint River with access at multiple spots including Richfield County Park in Davison and downtown Flushing.


Lake Callis Recreation Complex

This is a 35-acre pay-to-use park with a beach and swimming area, the Dash-n-Splash Pad, changing... Read More

Creasey Bicentennial Park - Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation

Grand Blanc Parks and Recreation managed, families can enjoy Creasey Bicentennial Park year-round... Read More

Bluebell Beach and Flint River Bike Path & Splash Pad Spray Ground

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, enjoy seasonal swimming at Bluebell Beach featuring an... Read More

Wolverine Campground/Buttercup Beach & Picnic Area

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Wolverine Campground is nestled on the north shore of... Read More

Linden County Park/Byram Lake

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Linden Park offers 135-acres of outdoor family fun... Read More

Bluegill Boat Launch on Mott Lake

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, this boat launch on Flint's Mott Lake is open... Read More

Richfield County Park/BMX Track

Genesee County Parks and Recreation managed, Richfield Park offers 345-acres of outdoor recreation... Read More