Hopefully you’ve gotten your boat out of storage and ready for the warm season ahead on Wisconsin’s picturesque lakes and water courses. Whether you love to fish or simply enjoy life on the water, there are plenty of great places to take your boat this spring and summer. Once your boat is cleaned up from its long winter storage, you can choose one of the following Wisconsin destinations to set her afloat.
Eagle River Chain of Lakes
Noted as the largest the world’s largest chain of inland freshwater lakes, the Eagle River Chain of Lakes attracts boaters from all over the nation. As part of the Mississippi water shed, the river and lakes are flanked by forests and towns that cater to summer visitors. There are many resorts and plenty of great places on the water to cruise. Fishing for musky and bass are popular pastimes here, but you can also enjoy a wide range of water sports like water skiing and jet skiing.
Beautiful Lake Onalaska is actually a picturesque reservoir on both the Mississippi and Black Rivers. The lake attracts migrating waterfowl as well as tourists from around the country who come to enjoy the postcard-worthy setting. Boating is particularly popular here as is fishing, bird watching, and even windsurfing. Be sure your boat is outfitted with all its needs so you can enjoy your getaway to this enchanting part of the state.
Located in Madison, Lake Mendota attracts throngs of tourists in both summer and winter. The summer, however, is prime time for boaters. Many people enjoy cruising the waters or engaging in fun water sports like wake boarding and water skiing. Tubing is also popular. This is a great lake to visit with family and friends for a day or a long weekend.
Centrally located in the state, Green Lake is very popular among boaters as well as vacationers who want to enjoy water sports like water skiing and tubing. Many boaters come for the splendid Green Lake fishing. The lake is renowned for its great large-mouth bass fishing.
Lake Geneva is home to many inns and resorts that attract vacationers throughout the year. During the warm weather seasons, boating is popular as is fishing. The lake is loaded with pike, bluegill, and walleye.
As one of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan is a premier tourist destination known for its many beaches and exciting boating. You can cruise along Wisconsin’s coast and visit town after town on the lake. During the summer, the weather is perfect for boating. Gather a group of friends together and plan your Lake Michigan boating party in the coming months.
Once your boat is ready to set sail, consider planning a getaway to one of these lakes. You’ll find there are plenty of campgrounds as well as fine hotels around each lake. You’ll have an amazing time once you get there and get out on the water.