It’s hard to believe that it is already back-to-school time. Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer really flies because you’re having so much fun – especially here in northern Wisconsin!  August means new backpacks, fresh haircuts and loads of school supplies. Your to-do list is getting longer and longer as you try to prepare the whole family for the upcoming school year. There should be one more important item on your checklist – family fun down the Namekagon River. From Hayward to Trego, there are plenty of ways to round out your summer bucket list and have one last memorable adventure down the Namekagon River. 

River Outfitters with Restaurants

Camp Namekagon River Company 

If you can’t wait to make some family memories, rent a cabin at Camp Namekagon for the weekend and take a paddle, kayak or a couple of tubes down the Namekagon River as much as you would like. Bring yard games, enjoy a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant and soak in the beautiful campground/facilities. Camp Namekagon proves you don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re on vacation! 

Heartwood Resort 

Heartwood Resort not only offers tube rentals, but they also have a full-service bar/restaurant as well as live music every Friday night at Heartwood Journeys, located right on Hwy 77. Besides tubing, enjoy Heartwood’s endless trails for mountain biking, hiking or ATV/UTV rides. The sprawling resort also has basketball courts, disc golf and beaches for swimming and fishing. Don’t just river and run – stay and enjoy everything Heartwood Resort has to offer! 

River Outfitters with Family Fun Activities 

Log Cabin Resort 

Stay and play all day long at Log Cabin Resort in Trego. Not only can you rent tubes, canoes and kayaks, but you can also enjoy onsite amenities such as an open, sandy beach and giant inflatables. There is also a playground and a store that sells ice cream and other snacks. It is the perfect spot for one last summer bash. 

KOA Hayward

Hayward is home to a KOA campground which means nonstop family fun. Not only can you rent tubes and canoes, but there is a mini golf course, a giant waterslide, a heated pool and cabins for rent. You might even find yourself wanting to become a part of the KOA family where they have campgrounds nationwide providing year-round family fun! 
With summer coming to an end, give your family one last chance to make memories right in your backyard. The Namekagon River is family-friendly and easy to access. From Hayward to Trego, there are plenty of folks just like us who love the Namekagon River and want to make sure everyone has a memorable trip. Start planning your back-to-school family fun by filling out this form. It’s never too late for a family-fun adventure on the Namekagon River.