There is no better way to spend a summer day than by the lake as the sun shines brightly and the waves lap against the shore. To make the most of your lake day, here is a list of the essential items that will ensure an enjoyable experience on the water.  


Comfortable Seating

Invest in comfortable seating options like chairs or benches. Set them up on your dock to create a cozy space where everyone can relax and enjoy the views.  


Refreshments and Snacks 

Pack a cooler with a variety of refreshing drinks like water or iced tea. Don’t forget to include a selection of snacks such as fresh fruits, sandwiches and finger foods that are easy to share among friends.  


Water Gear 

Make a splash of fun on your lake day and bring floating pads, paddleboards, or kayaks to explore the lake. Water toys such as water guns or slides can also be a hit, especially if there are kids in the group. Don’t forget fishing gear for those who want to try their luck or wait for the perfect catch.  


Games and Activities 

Entertain your group with a variety of games and activities. Consider bringing a frisbee, a football or other water games. Choose games that are easy to set up on a dock or in the water and add some friendly competition to the day. 


Portable Speaker 

Create a lively atmosphere by bringing along a portable speaker. Make a playlist of your favorite tunes and keep the energy high. Be mindful of the volume to respect lake goers around you.  


Sun Protection 

Shield yourself from the sun’s rays with wide brimmed hats, sunglasses, and high SPF sunscreen. A beach umbrella is also a great addition to provide shade on the dock, ensuring everyone stays cool and protected throughout the day. 


First Aid Kit 

Have a basic first aid kit on hand for any minor injuries. Pack bug spray and include basic first aid items such as bandages, wipes, pain relievers and any necessary personal medications.  


Trash Bags and Cleanup Supplies 

Leave the lake as you found it. Bring along trash bags to easily dispose of any waste generated during your lake day. Responsible lake-goers keep our lakes beautiful and natural.