The Best of WashCo: Water Fun

Best of WashCo: Water Fun

Kaitlin Hanson, Washburn County Staff Writer

With the warm summer days, what’s better than enjoying some time outside? And if you want water, we’ve got it! In fact, there are  nearly 1,000 lakes & nearly 50 miles of a beautiful scenic river. So how does everyone get out and enjoy the water? Well.. we wanted to find out so we took it to the polls! 

The #1 water activity you voted for was floating the Namekagon, which happens to be one of my personal favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. I love to get a group of friends together, get some tubes and just float. During the peak summer months, you can tell that it’s a fan favorite around here because you’ll often run into other groups of tubers taking in the beautiful summer days. If tubing isn’t your thing, don’t worry! The outfitters along the river can set you up with a canoe or kayak trip as well! 

Next up, and also another personal favorite… pontoon-ing on the lake. Hanging out with family and friends while cruising around one of the many lakes on a pontoon is calming and relaxing. Simply knowing you have nowhere to be and having your favorite people around you all day, what more could you ask for? I know a perfect sunset to end the day is what I would ask for…

Another favorite in voting was Jack Link’s Aquatic & Activity Center. A rainy day favorite in my house so I guess one could say I like the water! The splash and play area at JLAAC has kept my little one entertained for what felt like forever. There is a zero depth entry with spray spouts, slides on the play structure, and loads of fun to be had! JLAAC is a definite must during the rainy days. 

While these three water activities came in on top, there's days upon days worth of water fun to be had when visiting the area. Explore more fun activities by visiting - see you on the water!