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Old     (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-04-2009, 9:29 AM Reply   
I live in Iowa and we are thinking about planning a week long boating trip this summer. Have been to Ozarks and TRL in the past but looking for somewhere where there isnt as much boat traffic on the weekends. Anyone have any ideas?
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-04-2009, 9:42 AM Reply   
Norris lake in TN.
Old     (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-04-2009, 9:43 AM Reply   
Bull Shoals is a big lake and there usually isn't a whole lot of traffic on it and you can always find calm water.
Old     (ponder86)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-04-2009, 9:44 AM Reply   
my bad that should be
Old     (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-04-2009, 10:39 AM Reply   
Ceder Lake, IN

You will never find a dirtier lake to ride in!
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-04-2009, 10:45 AM Reply   
Central Wisco is cool
Lots of lakes, all dead calm during the week, weekends get a little busy but not too bad.
Google maps - Castle Rock lake, Lake Sherwood (my home lake), the Wisco rivers runs through too

Sherwood on a Sunday evening
Here is Castle rock lake (this one is pretty large, prob like 15 miles long or so then it doubles back for another few miles... kinda shallow though)
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-04-2009, 10:47 AM Reply   
House Boat Northern MN. Its Amazing.

butter for days.
Old     (tvreeland)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-04-2009, 11:22 AM Reply   
You could ride cable in Cincinnati, Ohio. Land between the lakes in Kentucky
Old     (duckguy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-04-2009, 11:31 AM Reply   
Old     (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       03-04-2009, 11:40 AM Reply   
I heard they drained Bull Shoals, the water is poisonous and any shots you see of it in the forthcoming Hyperlite movie are computer generated (I still can't believe Murray green screened the blind tree judge)...everyone stay away please but here's a peek: eam_Trip_on_Bull_Shoals_Lake_Arkan

(Message edited by onthewatermo on March 04, 2009)
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-04-2009, 11:44 AM Reply   
Minocqua is crazy pretty
Old     (jame04)      Join Date: Nov 2007       03-04-2009, 12:01 PM Reply   
Delavan, WI gets very busy during the weekends but during normal week days it is good. I can set you up with house rentals that include piers, etc too.
Old     (prestone)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-04-2009, 12:22 PM Reply   
Lake Tuttle in manhattan, ks
its where I ride while at k-state, really big and really empty
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-04-2009, 1:14 PM Reply   
Alright, not trying to plug to hard here but the movie Deviant was shot in MN and WI, might want to check it out for some great ideas, movie should be dropping this spring.

For an advanced screening check out the premier party on April 4th at 7pm. Held at Midwest MasterCraft!!!

Plug over, tons of awesome riding spots around the area, if you make it to the Twin Cities I'll be riding a couple of different lakes.
Old     (snowboardcorey)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-04-2009, 1:15 PM Reply   
Oh yeah, little bit of KC in the movie too!
Old     (towboat_222)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-04-2009, 1:34 PM Reply   
Kentucky Lake western part of KY
Old     (lakemiltonwake08)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-04-2009, 2:39 PM Reply   
If you come out to Eastern Ohio hit me up and I'll take you out.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-05-2009, 10:01 AM Reply   
Just stay away from Lake Wisconsin...
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-05-2009, 10:23 AM Reply   
If you do end up on Wisco there is a hotel like 5 houses down from me (next to a boat landing), you can keep your boat at my house.... we also have a spare room at the house too if need be.
Old     (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-05-2009, 11:35 AM Reply   
This would be a trip that we would take with the boat and RV. Have a 38' pusher so accommodations not a problem. We are looking for decent sized lakes that we can find good water and beaches. We would prefer to just camp at the lake. I know the lakes here and Iowa pretty well, but just wasnt sure what other secrets the midwest has to offer. I appreciate all the offers of hospitality.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-05-2009, 5:27 PM Reply   
northern Minnesota & northern Wisconsin are both awesome. You'll never have a problem finding butter.
Old     (pc_sledge)      Join Date: Jan 2006       03-06-2009, 4:03 AM Reply   
Bill, Fairport State Park on the Mississippi River would work great for you. Plenty of backwater that doesn't get busy. Email me if you go, a quick once over with someone who knows the area would be recommended. It is just up river from Muscatine Iowa.
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-06-2009, 9:53 AM Reply   
wait.... Nick you are on Lake Wisco??
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-06-2009, 10:37 AM Reply   
Nope.... I ment like, end up coming to Wisconsin as a whole.... Lake Wisco is like 40 min south of me.... My aunt and Uncle might be buying a restaurant on the lake though, so I maybe spending some time there if that goes through.

Homes there are pretty pricey correct?
Old     (lseghatch)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-08-2009, 3:58 PM Reply   
Lake Tomahawk is sick when it's not windy, also connects to Lake Minocqua
Old    thebiggmann            03-08-2009, 9:31 PM Reply   
Haha this is kinda cool, seeing everyone talk about Minocqua. Are all you guys from there? I'm from Rhinelander
Old     (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-08-2009, 10:36 PM Reply   
Big ups on minocqua in the summer, the chain is nice during the week but sucks when all the wallys come out on saturday and sunday, I have a place on a private lake just south of the 51 bridge that is glass 90% of the summer so me and my crew will ride there when its busy... anyone ever visit swing by the thirsty whale, ill be the drunk kid on the deck drinkin jack & coke's in my buddy's orange air nautique
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-09-2009, 9:56 AM Reply   
>>My aunt and Uncle might be buying a restaurant on the lake<< Do you know which resturant?

Yeah it's getting pricey there, all the chi-town people coming up, buying the original cabins & building new monsters in thier place.... sucks...
B.T.W. I am a F.I.B. to, but our cabin is almost the same as it was when my grandpa built it in 1945!
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-09-2009, 10:01 AM Reply   
Haha, I have no issue with "F.I.B.s"
our lake is that way too... All the little cabins are these monsters that put my house to shame... oh well.
Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison all flock up on the weekends, but Monday through Friday is butter.

I don't know which place it is, I can try and find out over spring break or something.

What part of IL are you from?
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-10-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
Yeah find out please^^

I am living in Roscoe, IL now. Just south of the Beloit, WI & north of Rockford, IL.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-10-2009, 10:14 AM Reply   
I worked with a Woman 2 years ago from Roscoe... Brook Zamooto (s.p.) ....she is like 28~, I know she rides quite a bit....

I'll check next time I'm home,
are there a lot of people who ride on Lake Wisco?
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       03-11-2009, 10:03 AM Reply   
My buddy used to date her.... We cross paths every now & then...

There are a few people riding out on Lake Wisco, it gets to be more & more each year (used to be just us a few years back). The lake gets blown out real easy, so you just need to know where to go.


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