What’s Nearby

Minocqua Area Lodges


The Waters of Minocqua (715-358-4000/877-992-8377)
Located very close to camp on Hwy. 51 south of Minocqua.
10,000 Square Ft. Indoor Water Park. The Rendezvous Pub & Eatery, Arcade. Email the resort at info@thewatersofminocqua.com or visit their website.

The Beacons of Minocqua (715-356-5515/800-236-3225) offers one, two and three bedroom condominiums on Lake Minocqua, close to town with excellent boating and swimming facilities. Indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool-all in the main lodge. Daily and weekly rates are available. Visit their website here.

Coon’s Franklin Lodge (715-385-2700) has a history with Clearwater families, who return year after year. All of the meals are included in the price. Located on Trout Lake about 20-25 minutes from camp. Visit their website here.


Americinn By Windham

(1-800-634-3444 or 715-356-3730)
Located across from Torpy Park on Lake Minocqua. Indoor pool, continental breakfast, 66 rooms including 31 with Jacuzzis. Visit their website here.

Arbor Vitae Motel

Located 8 miles north of Camp on Hwy. 51 and on Little Muskie Lake. Find more information here.

Best Western Plus Inn

Across from Torpy Park, Hwy. 51. Downtown, one block to shopping and restaurants. Features over 50 rooms, family suites, indoor pool/whirlpool, some rooms with whirlpools, a game room, cocktail lounge, and continental breakfast. Visit their website here.

The Pointe Hotel & Conference Center

Located on Lake Minocqua just south of bridge on west side of Hwy. 51, just 5 minutes from camp yet in town for convenience. The Pointe has a large variety of accommodations, plus a special family rate for mid-week guests. Has indoor swimming pool plus a sauna and private decks on the lake. Visit their website here.

Things to Do

Downtown Minocqua

Spend the day exploring, eating, and shopping in the historic “Island City”. Oneida St in the heart of downtown lined with shops full of souvenirs for every member of the family.

Min-aqua Bats

One of the oldest waterski show teams in the United States today, the Min-Aqua Bats Waterski Club originated in 1950. Many of the acts performed in the show today were developed and perfected during the early years of the Min-Aqua Bats Waterski Club.

Free Water Ski Shows on Sun, Wed, and Fri at 7pm! Shows run from mid-June to the Friday before Labor Day.

Mini Golf

There are no shortage of Mini Golf courses scattered throughout the Minocqua area, but perhaps the most iconic one is Settler’s Mill, located at 7940 US-51, Minocqua, WI, just north of Clearwater on Hwy 51. After a round of golf, enjoy delicious frozen custard or timed trials at the Go-kart tracks nearby.

Fred Scheer’s Lumberjack Show

Steeped in the logging history of Wisconsin’s north woods, a blend of sport, history and comedy. Great entertainment for all ages. Watch world champion competitors battle it out in the Olympics of the forest. Comedy routines keep everyone laughing throughout the fast paced show and every performance includes a special Yo-Ho contest for the kids.

Shows Tues.-Sat. For more information on show times and tickets, click here.

Bearskin State Trail

Walk, Run, or Bike along the Bearskin trail. Both trailheads are near State Highway 51 and have parking available. The north trailhead is right in downtown Minocqua and the south trailhead is near the intersection of County Highway K and Highway 51 in Oneida County. The South Blue Lake rest area is at the center of the trail and has water, restrooms, picnic tables and grills. Find the trail map and more information here.

Northwoods Zip Line Northwoods

Zip Line Adventure Tours is your one-stop-shop for eco-adventure tourism. Offering the biggest ziplining adventure course in Wisconsin, as well as Argo ATV trips and guided kayak tours on the Tomahawk River. For more information, please visit their website here.

Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center

The second largest zoo in Wisconsin! Wildwood is home to hundreds or animals including endangered and threatened species. Feed the animals (you can even feed a bear his Bear Juice!) and pet the babies in the nursery. For more information, visit their website here.

Dan’s Minocqua Fudge

For your sweet tooth! Whether you like chocolate or salt water taffy, treat the family to some sweet snacks at Minocqua’s most historic fudge shop. You can even watch the staff mold fudge and caramel treats. Fudge from Dan’s is a popular item to bring to friends and family back home. Located at 521 Oneida St, Minocqua, WI.

George W Brown Ojibwe Museum and Cultural Center

Offers one of the most complete collections of Lac Du Flambeau history, seasonal workshops, interactive exhibits, cultural programs and a world record sturgeon. Visit their website here.


Lakeside Grill

Easy car and boat parking with picnic table dining on Tomahawk Lake.

Tomahawk Lake.
7863 Leary Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548

Minocqua Brewing Company

Northern WI’s #1 restaurant & microbrewery!
238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548

Monical’s Pizza

Try their well known thin crust or deep dish pizza.
360 US Highway 51 North, Arbor Vitae WI 54568

Norwood Pines Supper Club

Relaxed eatery serving hearty American fare in a scenic setting with lake views.
10171 WI-70, Minocqua, WI 54548


Kid-friendly, European-style pub.
509 Oneida St., Minocqua, WI 54548

For more fun things to do and places to stay, visit Minocqua’s Chamber of Commerce website.