There are lots of reasons to vacation to Wisconsin, but here are just a few of my favorites. First off Oconto County, Wisconsin has 58 lakes and 38 rivers and streams that provide all kinds of water fun. First off is the availability of swimming. Swimming and the beach are fun for all ages. The younger set will enjoy playing in the sand at the edge of the water. Kids love bringing float toys; goggles; balls;  and frisbees to play in the water. Hot days, my grandchildren Brennan and Ady enjoyed are short car ride to Bass Lake in northern Oconto County Wisconsin for an afternoon of swimming fun. Bass Lake is part of the Nicolet National Forest, they charge a nominal carload fee for use of the park. Besides a beautiful sand beach; the clear water provides a great swimming area for the family;  picnic tables and benches; and bath house make for a comfortable day of fun in the out of doors. I myself enjoy sitting at the beach listening to the sights and sounds of the northwoods of Wisconsin and soaking up a little summer sunshine.

 My grandson Brennan’s most favorite water activity is fishing. While in Wisconsin recently, he enjoyed many hours of fun fishing off a local neighbors pier on the Oconto River. He was mighty excited one afternoon when he caught a 15 inch large mouth bass, I believe it was the highlight of his vacation. Besides Bass, there are walleye, perch, crappes; musky; and trout in the lakes and rivers of Oconto County Wisconsin. Grandpa and Brennan enjoyed putting in our boat for an afternoon adventure fishing in Chute Pond. The Oconto County Discovery Guide is a great reference source for what lakes and rivers have public access and what kind of fish populate a specific lake.  

One morning when I went over to visit the neighbors and watch my grandson fish, there were some local kayakers out enjoying the river channel that runs for over a mile into Chute Pond, in the Mountain, Wisconsin area. This is a very quiet area; rich in wildlife particularly for bird watching along this stretch of the river channel. You can quite often see ducks, blue herons, geese, bald eagles, osprey, even a couple of swans call this area home. It makes a great place for kayaks and canoes. Many of the local folks enjoying kayaking and canoeing many of the local streams and lakes. It is a very relaxing sport.

Whitewater rafting is exhilarating; feeling the power of nature as you make your way through the rapids; and then enjoy paddling the calm, cool waters of either the Wolf or the Peshtigo Rivers. The Wolf River is west of the Spur of the Moment Ranch about 15 miles in Langlade County, Wisconsin. The Peshtigo is east of Spur of the Moment Ranch about 15 miles.  Many of our adventuresome guests have enjoyed Shotgun Eddies on the Wolf River; for more of a float, there is tubing from Bob and Joni’s on the Wolf River. On the Peshtigo River, you can explore Kosir’s