Rend Lake

Water Recreation on Rend Lake

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Small Boat Trails
  • Skiing & Tubing (see below)
  • Swimming & Beaches (see below)


Swimming and Beaches: Beaches located at North Marcum and at South Sandusky, invite water recreationalists of all ages. The North Marcum beach is located on the east side of Rend Lake just off State Route 37, north of Benton. South Sandusky Beach is located on the west side of the lake, just off Rend City Road.


The day use fee must be paid before swimming at the North Marcum and South Sandusky beaches. An annual day use pass for boat ramps and beaches may be purchased at Corps of Engineers offices. Learn more about day use fees here.


Check out the lake rules for beaches here



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