On the Water

As summer unfolds its vibrant tapestry, let the call of the water be your guide! Relax and enjoy the gentle lull of the waves and the sun-kissed breeze on one of the many area waterways. Whether you’re in to relaxing and taking in the views or you prefer speeding past them from behind the boat, you are sure to find an experience on the water that you’ll love. 

Kayaking and Canoeing

Kayak and canoe enthusiasts will find a route they’re sure to love with so many launch sites to choose from. Make it a multi-day adventure and explore all the best locations. Insider’s Tip: Check out the launch on Tommy’s Turnpike or drop in at any of the Plover River launches and catch a variety of scenes!  


The lakes, rivers and streams surrounding the Plover Area provide waters brimming with many species of fish. From largemouth bass to muskies, the waterways of Central Wisconsin are sure to impress. Before heading out, be sure to consult the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for up-to-date information on licensing requirements, fishing seasons, limits and other regulations.


Enjoy a peaceful day boating on the Wisconsin River with friends and family. Launch your own boat conveniently from Galecke Park in Plover! Late spring through early fall is typically the best time for boating activities, as water levels are more predictable and weather conditions are favorable. 
Insider’s Tip: Don’t miss a stop at The Sandbar for crafted cocktails and tasty appetizers while out on the water!

Skiing and Tubing

If you’re a fan of more adventurous water activities, consider trying water skiing or tubing on the Wisconsin River or one of the many lakes in the surrounding areas. Lake Dubay, Castlerock and Petenwell lakes are all within a short drive of the Plover Area. Insider’s Tip: The straight stretches on the Wisconsin River make for the perfect skiing or tubing trip!


Lace up your boots, take in the fresh air, and let the trails guide your journey. The untamed beauty of the Plover Area…


Two-wheeled thrills and relaxing rides are endless in the Plover Area. Offering a variety of difficulties, the…