annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party! Photo By: Brian Zilla Davis

Every year, the Belleville Lake Sandbar has hundreds of boats for the annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party.

The party is held in honor of the nearby Willow Run Airshow (aka: Thunder Over Michigan) so you can see a variety of cool vintage and modern ultra high-tech planes flying overhead.

annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party!

Over 500 boats will be on the Sandbar for the party. Make sure you keep an eye out for Bad Dogs Hots Dogs boat from Dexter, Michigan, if you want to buy some food.

Belleville Lake is 1,270 acres and was created in 1925. It’s 30-feet deep at its deepest point and you can find catfish, bass, walleye, yellow perch and carp here.

annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party!

Two public boat launch ramps:

Loza Lane Ramp (100 Loza Lane, Belleville, MI)

Belleville West Ramp (5775 Rawsonville Road, Ypsilanti, MI)

annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party!

Fun Facts:

What is now Belleville Lake, used to be the old village of Rawsonville before it was purposely flooded to make the lake.

Rawsonville boomed from the 1820’s-1880’s. Then it was submerged underwater in 1925 when the area was flooded to create Belleville Lake. In 1823 it was called Snows Landing, then by 1838 it was Rawsonville. The Civil War peaked in the 1860’s. There were sawmills, copper shops, stove factory, general store, 3 saloons, wagon maker, whorehouse, etc. Then the area gradually declined.

annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party!

What:          annual Belleville Lake Sandbar Boat Party!

When:         Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Where:       Belleville Lake (Belleville, Michigan)

Time:         6am-11pm

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Could you please mention & keep repeating to everyone how strong the undertow & current is there. My daughter & her friend drowned there 4yrs ago this August, both were excellent swimmers. Hope your event turns out great & safe.

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