Fishing & Kayaking

Fishing Information

For those interested in fishing Hastings’ area lakes and streams, there are many choices. The Thornapple River is famous for its huge smallmouth bass, Thornapple Lake for muskies, bass and panfish, Gun Lake for bass and panfish, and many others. Whether you fly fish, baitcast, or troll, there are fish for everyone! We’re sure you’ll find your new favorite spot near Whispering Waters!

Kayaking Information

One of the larger tributaries of the Grand River, the Thornapple River is the only tributary to join the Grand River from the south. Originally used for fur trading and the lumber and milling industries, the Thornapple River is now primarily a recreational wonderland. It offers calm waters and good fishing along its length. This river also features a historic covered bridge in Ada near the mouth of the river.

Please note: Whispering Waters Campground is no longer a public boat launch site.