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4 Beautiful Places to Paddleboard around Wisconsin Dells

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While Wisconsin Dells is known for its water parks, our favorite part of the beautiful bluffs region was getting out on the lakes and rivers that initially drew people to the area. One of the increasingly popular ways to enjoy the water is by paddleboarding so we brought our boards to launch from various spots. If you don’t have your own board, there are spots you can rent from, as noted below. Check out these 4 beautiful places to paddleboard around Wisconsin Dells!

Paddleboard Wisconsin Dells

Note: this blog post is Sponsored by Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. All opinions are my own.

1. Mirror Lake State Park

One of the most stunning parks in the area is Mirror Lake State Park. It’s appropriately named given the water is so calm that reflections give off a mirror effect. We launched from the eastern boat launch within the park and went North/Northeast to see gorgeous rock formations. We also paddled under an old bridge that is very scenic. Mirror Lake is an ideal spot to paddle since it’s a no wake zone and you’re less likely to be bothered by boat waves. Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals are available from Mirror Lake Boat Rentals.

Don’t forget to stop by Ishnala Supper Club afterwards for a famous Old Fashioned overlooking Mirror Lake! Pro Tip – while there is always a wait for the dining room, just ask to go to one of the bar areas outside where you can also order appetizers.

Ishnala Supper Club

2. Lower Dells

While the Upper Dells tends to get more of the boat tours, the Lower Dells is also a beautiful area with many stunning rock formations too. It’s also less busy than the Upper Dells although boats are able to go faster here so stay close to the shoreline.

There’s a spot to rent kayaks near Bella Goose (where I’d recommend grabbing brunch and coffee or tea before or after your paddle!).

3. Lake Delton

A man made lake from the 1800’s, Lake Delton is incredibly scenic and a popular spot for water recreation. It’s also a very historic vacation area that people have been coming to for decades. The name comes from a shortened “Dell Town.” Rentals are available at the lake too.

4. Devil’s Lake State Park

Possibly the most stunning spot to paddle in the region is Devil’s Lake State Park. The water is a shimmering blue-green color and the hills and rocks around it make you feel like you’re in the mountains. Plus you can rent paddleboards (and other water craft) right on site. Gas motors are not allowed on the lake so it’s very peaceful.

There’s also great hiking here to do before or after your paddle. Park in the south parking lot for both paddleboarding and hiking.

Are you ready to paddleboard around Wisconsin Dells?! For more Midwest travel ideas, check out my guides here.

Happy Planning!

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