From your beautiful Southwest Michigan lakefront home on Michigan allsports Lake Chapin, you can motorboat, jet-ski, sail, canoe, kayak, and sink a line in some of the best bass and salmon fishing waters in the country. From your dock, pontoon your way around our 600-acre lake or cruise a full nine miles on the fabled St. Joe River, soaking in its sights, sounds, and towns along the way. Stroll our rolling hills, acres of protected conservation land that will stay open and green forever. And take a quick drive to great dining, shopping, wineries, you-pick orchards, art and antique galleries, and golf. Choose from 21 lakefront, lake view and wooded vacation home properties of two-thirds to a full acre, with either your own private lakefront or deeded common lakefront access. Then choose one of several extraordinary open-plan homes with both decks and screened porches. At just 90 minutes from Chicago’s Loop, it’s easy to see why life’s better where Wine Country meets the water.
The St. Joseph River, which flows into Michigan allsports Lake Chapin, creates one of the best fishing areas in the Midwest. 600+ acre Lake Chapin was formed when the Berrien Springs Dam was constructed on the St. Joe River in 1908 and has since become a consistently top-ranked fishing destination. The St. Joe River below Berrien Springs is a world-class steelhead fishery stocked with more than 250,000 fish every year. A fish ladder on the river in nearby Berrien Springs allows steelhead and king salmon to make their annual journey. Your Southwest Michigan lake home puts you right in front of all the action. If you want waters teeming with steelhead, walleye pike, northern pike, salmon, bass, trout, and more, come to Lake Chapin Shores.