Continuing with our top 5 series – how could we not do a top 5 water activity list when we are on the largest fresh water chain of lakes in the world – 28 interconnected lakes. Here are the top 5 (according to us) best water activities to do on the Chain of Lakes:
The Chain of Lakes are well known for their Musky fishing. But you can also catch a lot of other pan fish like Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, and Sun Fish. In fact, right off our main dock, if you put a line in with a leaf worm you are guaranteed to catch a fish! If you don’t have a boat, your cottage comes with a 14′ aluminum boat and you can rent a motor to try out all the fishing spots in the chain of lakes. If you aren’t an avid fisherman/woman, you can always hire a guide!
2. Renting a Pontoon Boat
This is Lizzie’s personal favorite. She loves packing a cooler full of drinks and snacks and cranking the tunes and just taking a relaxing ride through the chain of lakes. In Catfish Lake there is a sandbar where a lot of people park their boats and hang out – so this is another great thing to do. We offer onsite pontoon rentals – half day, full day or weekly!
3. Water Skiing or Wakeboarding
This one is Zack’s personal favorite – that is him in the picture. There are speed boats for rent around Eagle River- we can give you suggestions on where to rent. They also have equipment for rent as well.
This one is a given. It’s hot out, you have been laying out sun tanning in our beach lounges – walk down the sandy beach and slip into the cool lake water to bring your temperature back down. The bottom is sandy with no seaweed. Swim out to the raft and take a rest out there!
5. Silent Water Sports
Kayaking, Paddle Boating, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding – lots of different options – Kayaks, Paddle boats, and a canoe are included in your stay. You can rent Stand Up Paddleboards from town and have them delivered to the resort. It is a great way to view wildlife – there are quite a few deer that come to the lakes for water and sometimes you can even see them swimming – the best way to see this is via a quiet mode of transportation!