Nestled in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwood, Minocqua truly is the land of a thousand lakes. You can’t throw a stone here without hitting one. It’s no wonder the area is dubbed Nature’s Original Water Park. Besides water sports, there are plenty of exciting things to do with the family that will create lasting memories.

Water Sports

There is no want of fresh water here in Minocqua so it’s no wonder we are famous for our water sports. In fact, we have one of the largest concentrations of fresh water in the world. Each lake, pond, and river offers a unique and inspiring experience for nature lovers including swimming, sailing, water skiing, tubing, kayaking, pontooning, and boating. Don’t worry about bringing your own equipment, there are plenty of places where you can rent whatever you need.

Water Ski Show

Take the family to Lake Minocqua every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday during the summer months and see the Min-Aqua Bats show off their amazing tricks at the Aqua Bowl. This is a heart-racing show you and the kids won’t soon forget.

Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center

Wildwood Wildlife Park and Nature Center is the second largest zoo in the state of Wisconsin and is a great place for couples and families to enjoy and explore the natural wonders of our world. There’s a petting zoo for the little ones to feed goats and parakeets and you can even feed the giraffes. The zoo houses several endangered species including mountain lions, capybara, zebras, bobcats, sloths, and tigers. The park also offers special tours and educational programs where kids can get hands-on experience and learn to appreciate nature.


Fishing is one of the more popular pastimes in the state. Tourists come from all over the state and neighboring states to cast lines and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. The hundreds of ponds and lakes are brimming with Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Muskie, Crappie, Perch and many others. There are plenty of places to rent boats and bait shops dot the landscape where you can grab worms, lures, and other fishing gear.

Minocqua Winter Park

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of fun here in Minocqua. The lakes and ponds may be frozen and the boat rentals may be closed but winter unlocks a whole new list of activities to engage in. From cross country skiing and snowshoeing to tubing and sledding, there is plenty of fun and adventure to be had at Minocqua Winter Park.

Buzz Off Mosquito Solutions: Serving Minocqua’s Residents

There’s a lot to do in Minocqua during the summer months but no matter where you go you can’t hide from mosquitoes. You can wear long clothes, spray repellents, and light candles, but eventually, these persistent pests will find you. At least you can rest easy in your own yard with mosquito control from Buzz Off. Our premium mosquito fog program eliminates all mosquitoes and keeps them away for several weeks. Don’t lose control of your yard, call Buzz Off Mosquito Solutions today!