Location: Catawba Island, Ohio
Welcome to the Freedom Boat Club of Catawba Island, Ohio!
This beautiful location is nestled on the Westside of Catawba Island. Despite the name, Catawba Island is not actually an island, but rather a peninsula. Catawba Island has become one of the most preferred locations of those enjoying Lake Erie waters.
Only one hour drive from Cleveland or Toledo and a two hour trip from Detroit or Columbus, Catawba Island is the perfect location to explore all that Lake Erie has to offer. Enjoy quick access to Put-In-Bay and Kelley’s Island, two of the most popular Lake Erie island destinations. Come see the local orchards, where you can find fresh fruits and vegetables in season, or stop by one of the historic wineries, where you can find critically acclaimed and nationally recognized wine.
Catawba Island features a 10 acre State Park with scenic areas available for swimming, bird watching, camping, and picnicking. Catawba Island is a convenient location from which you can board a boat and reach the Lake Erie Islands. This makes for very convenient trip for a day or overnight.
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1982 who operates a powerboat greater than 10 horsepower must complete an approved boating course or pass an abbreviated exam with a score of 90% or better.