Lake Day With Kids.

My family and I live in a place where beaches just do not exist. Growing up in Florida that was a hard adjustment for me, but I have replaced my love of beaches with love of lakes! We try to visit lakes a few times a month with weather permitting. We had our first lake visit of this year the other day. I forgot how much goes into even a day trip to the lake. We love to visit Navajo Lake State Park. 

What we brought. 

  • Fishing poles

  • Tackle box

  • Bait

  • Cooler

    • Sandwiches

    • Mayo packets

    • Chips

    • Goldfish

    • Water

  • Camping chairs

  • Pack-n-play

  • Towels

  • Crib sheet (for the top of the pack-n-play)

  • Blankets

  • Changes of clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug spray

Tips

  • If you have a pack-n-play you can put a crib sheet over the top and it provides shade and keeps the bugs away.

  • Reapply sunscreen every 15 to 30 minutes depending on your child’s skin.

  • If you pack sandwiches don’t put mayonnaise on them (bring your own packets).

  • Always bring EXTRA towels. (Haha learned this one from experience).

Fishing

We taught the boys to fish! Okay maybe not me, but the hubby did. And boy did the kids have a blast (for the two minutes before they got bored). The water was still very cold, but the boys got in and enjoyed it for a little while. We didn’t end up catching anything on this trip, but the family fun was definitely worth it.

Remember everywhere can be a learning experience. We learned about sand, mud, fishing, and currents. We also wrote our names and letter practiced in the sand!

Next time I will be investing in a sun shade. What do you make sure to bring on a lake or beach trip? 

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5 Comments

  1. I can imagine the transition from you from Florida to a no beach place. I enjoy spending time at the lake myself. Thanks for sharing your day at the lake with us.

  2. Going to the lake is so fun. I remember learning to fish when I was a kid. It’ll be great when my kids are older. Love the pictures.

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