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The Best Lake to Boat on is in Minocqua

Summertime is meant for boating, swimming, and enjoying the warm weather. If you are a water lover, Minocqua, Wisconsin is where you want to be.

This year round vacation destination is especially popular during the summer months and for good reason. It’s home to the infamous “Chain of Lakes'' that connects a total of seven lakes that offer almost 6,000 acres of water-filled real estate. And Lake Minocqua just happens to sit right in the center of it all.

Lake Minocqua with boats and people
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The larger lakes connected to Lake Minocqua are Lake Kawaguesaga, Lake Tomahawk, and Mid Lake. These lakes are connected by spacious waterways allowing long leisurely boat rides where you can ride for hours while enjoying the breathtaking scenery.

Whether you enjoy fishing, tubing, skiing, or floating in the water, there is a spot on the lake for you!

Why else is Lake Minocqua the best lake to boat on? Well, if you get hungry, you can pull the boat right up to a restaurant's dock and grab a bite to eat!

You'll find many restaurants situated right on the water, some who even let you stay on board while you dine, or eat right there on the dock. Try the fish sandwich at Thirsty Whale in Minocqua. Or quench your thirst with a tropical drink at Lakeside Grill on Lake Tomahawk. Enjoy the lake view and the yummy eats on your boating adventure.

If you’re looking for a place to anchor your boat and sit in the sand, then Torpy Beach is a must. This sandy beach is located right downtown with access to a playground, tons of restaurants and pubs, our local grocery store, and lots of quaint downtown shops.

torpy beach view
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If that sounds too busy for you, simply bask in the sun amid the shallow waters of Torpy Beach for a little r&r. The kids will have a blast swimming here and playing in the sand while you relax. Of course, if you'd rather stay at the resort for that r&r beachside, you're in luck! All guests are provided a private boat slip per cabin included in the rental fee.

Having your boat so close to your cabin has the added benefit of freedom to hop back on the lake anytime you want without the hassle of having to put your boat back in the water.

Boating on Lake Minocqua is a great way to spend time with your family, making precious memories that will last forever. There’s a little something for everyone to do on the lake here in paradise.

pontoon with crane on it

From the gorgeous views to the endless water entertainment, Lake Minocqua is truly the best lake to boat on...and who provides better access to Lake Minocqua than anyone else?

Nitschke's Northern Resort!

If you're looking for the perfect lakeside cabin that offers a wealth of amenities in the single most ideal location, look no further. Nitschke's Northern Resort has been hosting families for generations and we look forward to hosting yours. Call 715-356-7795 for cabin availability now.



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