Abundant with lakes and rivers, the Stevens Point Area is full of opportunities for fun on the water. Stand-up paddle boarding is growing in popularity, and these local businesses have everything you need to get started. Looking for a place to go stand-up paddle boarding, rent a board, or take a lesson? Here's your complete guide to paddle boarding in the Stevens Point Area.Header photo by @jess_h2011
Ready to venture out on your own? Here you'll find our top paddle boarding locations in the Stevens Point Area, details on what to expect, where to park, and more.
5800 Jordan Road Stevens Point, WI
Dip your toes into paddle boarding at Jordan Park, located northeast of Stevens Point. This park features a 24-acre pond with picturesque glassy water surrounded by lush forests. Discover more great experiences at Jordan Park with their nature trails, campgrounds, and picnic areas.
1092 Sunset Lake Road Amherst Junction, WI
Clear, pristine water awaits when you arrive at Sunset Lake and the adjacent park. Bring the paddle boards and launch at the popular summer beach that is typically crowded on most summer days. Paddle around the lake for a calm ride to clear your mind or just enjoy a summer day!
1902 Post Road Stevens Point, WI
Spend the day with local birds at McDill Pond. Centrally located and home to several parks, McDill is a great pond if you want to grab a bite to eat and go for a gentle paddle. Explore the lower section of the pond by starting at Lower Whiting Park, or venture through the upper portion at Koziczkowski Park.
3968 Park Drive Amherst Junction, WI
Find a sandy beach and a large picnic area surrounding the 96-acre, perfect for paddle boarding, Lake Emily. The lake is a tranquil spot that's great to bring the family and spend the whole day on or near the water.
Want more recommendations? Visit the Paddle Guide for details on local paddle locations and put-ins.
Don't have a paddle board? These local businesses offer an array of paddle board packages and other fun offerings. Read more to find out which rental is best for you!
Schmeeckle Reserve Outdoor Gear Rentals
2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 715-346-4992
Paddle boards are not allowed on Lake Joanis, however, paddle board rentals are available at the visitor center and come with a tie-down kit to take off-site. Here you'll find paddle boards, kayaks, camping equipment, and much more available. All gear is rented per day, so take your time exploring the local lakes and rivers.
Tiki Beach Bar & Grill
1126 County Road DB, Mosinee, WI 715-341-2232
Paddle Lake DuBay, an expansive 4,649-acre impoundment of the Wisconsin River at Tiki Beach Bar & Grill. Open for the summers, Tiki is a great spot for water sport rentals, including stand-up paddle boards and kayaks. Grab a bite to eat, a drink to go, and head out on Lake DuBay. With lots of room to explore, you can stay close - or venture out a bit further if you are feeling more adventurous.
Northward Peddle and Paddle
4201 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 608-350-6441
Rent paddle boards, kayaks, or canoes at a daily rate from Northward Peddle and Paddle. Find a place to paddle anywhere within 30 minutes of Wisconsin Rapids, and Northward will bring you everything you need. Check out their website to make reservations, explore events and learn about their outpost at Iverson Park.
Looking for a beginner-friendly way to try out paddle boarding, tour a new place, or spend time on the water with friends? Find options with SUP The Rapids in Wisconsin Rapids and Adventure Outfitters in Waupaca who offer paddle board lessons, classes, and tours.
Have recommendations for other paddle-boarding options in the Stevens Point Area? Let us know!
Looking for other ways to get out and active this summer? Find things to do this summer in the Stevens Point Area, including the best spots for a summer hike, and where to rent other outdoor gear. Heading out? Be sure to share your next adventure by including @stevenspointarea on Instagram or use #stevenspointarea!