Lake Joanis is a great spot for beginner paddlers. The lake is open for paddlers but swimming is not allowed. You can easily park a car on Maria Drive to the south and walk a short distance to the beach. Paddle around the lake for a short trip or stay all day. Lake Joanis is surrounded by trees that block the wind and with no motorboat traffic, the lake is small and safe for children to try out kayaking for the first time. Stay until sunset and you may see deer come to the edge of the lake for a cool drink or an evening swim.
Supported by the University of WI-Stevens Point, this facility provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and relax as you follow the reserve's walking trails and tour the Visitor's Center. Gift shop on site.