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Water Sports in the Stevens Point Area

Experience central Wisconsin on the water this season. The area has miles and miles of water for boating, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, pontooning, swimming, and more! Take the boat out for a ride on the expansive Lake DuBay, paddle through the winding Tomorrow River, or swim at the popular Iverson Park enjoying all the different water sports in the Stevens Point Area.

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Get inspired!

Get inspired to pack the cooler, launch the canoe, and hit the sandbars of the Wisconsin River with Ande, Alex and Mattie the pup, for a day on the water in the Stevens Point Area #LikeaLocal.

Can't Miss List:

  • Paddle your way! Whether you are a novice or a pro, explore the distinct paddling routes in the area. Popular spots include Lake Joanis (perfect for beginners), the Plover River (both north and south of Jordan Park), the expansive backwaters of the Wisconsin River (just north of Bukolt Park), and the Tomorrow River

  • From shore or by boat, fishing is a great summertime activity. If you have a boat (or rent one) try exploring the 6,830–acre Lake DuBay, a hotbed for walleyes, northern pike, muskies, and bass. If you’d like more help finding prime spots, hire a local fishing guide. (Remember to pack your fishing license)

  • Love the water, but prefer to enjoy the water from afar? Plan to visit the Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team – The Water Walkers, at South Bay Beach Park on Lake DuBay. The shows, are most Thursdays in June-August and feature everything from full pyramids and lifts to slalom weaves. 

  • For a leisurely activity, try boating along the Wisconsin River. Plan a stop at one of the sand bars for a picnic. If you didn’t plan ahead, don’t worry. Plenty of local establishments are accessible by water on the Stevens Point Flowage and Lake DuBay.

For more information on paddling routes in the Stevens Point Area, view our Pedal, Paddle, Hike Guide online or order a copy today

Spend a couple of hours paddling and enjoying the restaurants of Stevens Point. Grab breakfast to start the day and then kayak around one of the many lakes in the area before heading to District 1 Brewing to relax before lunch or dinner at Hilltop Pub & Grill.

Fun on the Water

Get out on the water!

Then, join the fun! Send your photo, by including @stevenspointarea on Instagram, or using hashtag #StevensPointArea.