What to do next?
There's a lot you can do right here at Idle Hours Resort.
Idle Hours Resort has a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. Boating, fishing, waterskiing and swimming are the most popular activities in the Summer months. Fall brings beautiful colors as well as hunting season. Winter is when those who enjoy squeezing the throttle of a snowmobile are in their seasonal bliss. Of course Spring brings relaxation and the best fishing of the year.
We have several 14′ rowboats* available for our guests. There are 6 pontoon boats available for rent for those desiring a leisurely cruise around the lake or for some comfortable fishing. If you bring your own boat, the state’s free boat ramp is located on Tobin Lange Rd off Birchwood Drive, approximately 3 miles from the resort. Be sure to bring your boat bumpers and mooring ropes if you bring your own boat. There are no size restrictions on the lake. Deep V hulls over 20′ will have to be careful in certain areas of the lake. The average lake depth varies from 4′ in No Fish Bay to 30′ in West Bay. Our bay averages a depth of 14′.
During the summer season, June 15th to August 17th, waterskiing* is offered to our guests. Countless persons have learned to waterski at the resort. Others have learned to slalom ski, etc. We start at 9:30AM Monday through Friday (weather permitting) and pull until we’re out of skiers. Each skier is given one turn per day. You’ll be able to show off your waterskiing skills behind our Malibu ski boat!
The lake is ideal for swimming from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our sandy beach is approximately 10′ by 40′. Floats mark the shallow water area. The swimming area has no steep drop-offs and has a sand bottom. Swimmers can use the swim raft* for sunbathing, diving, etc.
Musky, northern pike, bass, and walleye dominate the game fish in Little St. Germain Lake. Crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, and perch are abundant pan fish. Good catches of fish are made throughout the year. The best fishing is generally from mid-May through June. December ice fishing can be excellent. For those of you who may need some assistance in catching fish, we can furnish you with names of guides. Guides offer you valuable fishing tips and are often successful when many fisherman are not.
The inlet to the lake, Muskellunge Creek, is located about 1/2 mile down our shoreline. The creek offers easy, peaceful paddling. Most of the land along the creek is county land and is all wilderness. We have two canoes, three kayaks (two sit-on-tops and one sit-in), and a four-person paddleboat available for our guests to use at no additional charge.
There are many trails for hiking, walking, and jogging in the area. Often wildlife can be seen during these activities such as – deer, eagles, raccoons, etc.
The playground area includes a commercial swing set that will handle adults as well as children, a giant sandpile filled with toys for the most creative individuals, a sand volleyball court, and a basketball hoop.
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