What to Bring When You’re Staying on Lake Wawasee in the Summer

So, you’re heading out for a vacation on Lake Wawasee? Now, you just have to figure out what to pack. Oakwood Resort has everything you need to enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but you will want to bring some personal possessions along for the trip to make the most of your stay. There are so many wonderful activities to enjoy and deciding what to bring all depends on how you plan on spending your time on the lake. Use this packing list to start your trip off on the right foot.

How Much to Bring?

Oakwood Resort is full of outdoor activities that are sure to get your blood pumping. And some activities require special gear. You can rent or buy many of the items you need onsite, but you may be tempted to bring your own recreational equipment as well.

Deciding how much to bring largely depends on your mode of transportation.  If you are driving, you can fill up your car with all kinds of fun gear, including your bike, fishing gear, and anything else you might want to have on the lake. Use a roof rack to make space for larger items that don’t fit inside your car.

If you are flying or taking public transport, Oakwood Resort is close to several major cities and airports, including Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Chicago, IL. However, you will need to pack much lighter than you would if you were driving. Some airlines charge extra for checked luggage, so consider bringing only the essentials and renting equipment from Oakwood Resort instead.

Hiking and Enjoying the Outdoors

Lake Wawasee is close to several state and local parks and hiking trails, so you’ll need to bring along a good pair of hiking shoes. Your boots may get wet if you run into a muddy trail, so make sure you use durable footwear that can stand up to the outdoors. You will also need shorts with pockets or a light backpack to bring along supplies on your hike, including bug spray, sunscreen, water, and snacks to keep your energy up. You can stop at a grocery store or the onsite commissary when you arrive as well.

Boating and Swimming

Summer is the best time of year to get out on the lake. We offer several boat tours at Oakwood Resort with a swimming area. You can also rent a boat nearby. Bring along your swimsuit, sunglasses, and a hat for keeping the sun out of your eyes. You might also need sandals or water-friendly shoes, so you don’t have to worry about getting your socks wet. If you plan on soaking up some sun by the lake or heading out on a long boat trip, consider bringing along a cooler, towels, and a beach umbrella.

Work and Business Conferences in Indiana

If you plan on doing some work during your stay, you will find everything you need at Oakwood Resort, including several conference rooms with lots of outlets, strong wi-fi, and an onsite café for working remotely. Bring along your laptop computer, tablet, smartphone, and charger to stay productive during your stay. You may also need headphones or a microphone to meet virtually with your colleagues.

Oakwood Resort is also the perfect location for your next corporate retreat. Talk to your colleagues or employees to come up with a list of activities, so everyone can pack accordingly.

If you forget anything, don’t worry! You can buy just about anything you need at Oakwood Resort or by driving to the nearest store.

With a little bit of planning, you can enjoy everything there is to do at Oakwood Resort. Book your stay with us today to get started!