Vilas and Oneida counties have one of the largest concentrations of water bodies in the world. So, take your pick of lakes and rivers and head out to view the Northwoods from an entirely different angle.
Hundreds of area lakes offer endless opportunities for water-lovers to swim, sail, water ski, boat and pontoon. And, if you don’t have your own water transportation, rentals are readily available.
Many area lodging options offer direct access to docks and swimming areas. Public beaches are also plentiful in the area, including Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua, Brandy Lake Park in Woodruff and nine designated swimming beaches in the Northern Highland - American Legion (NH-AL) State Forest.
The majority of area lakes have public boat landings, but some do not, or are no-motor lakes. Check with the chamber or your lodging hosts before you make plans.
Due to the increasing threat to our natural water resources by the spread of aquatic invasive species, please plan to inspect, clean and disinfect your boat, trailer and equipment before you launch to ensure you are not transporting invasive plants or animals.