Best Body of Water for Recreation

For the fifth year in a row, Lake Wissota (the place where the fictional Jack Dawson used to ice fish with his father) has again been recognized by readers as the best option for all-around water recreation. Whatever you’re looking for —  swimming, canoeing, or tubing —  Lake Wissota is bound to exceed your expectations. With multiple places for docking water vessels, the Chippewa River is perfect for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and even finding a quiet place to fish. And third-place Lake Altoona is surrounded by beautiful forest and even has a lakefront park, making it a one-stop shop for family recreation. — Tori Johnson