Where to Swim in the Fox Valley – 50+ Locations to Cool off this Summer!

Plamann Park Lake Inflatables
Plamann Park Lake, Appleton

Some of the best summer days are spent near, on, or in the water! We’ve got lots of great options in our area from the greatest of lakes to small splash pads. Pick a spot and head out on your next swimming or splashing adventure.

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing where to head to cool off! 

  • Pool or sand?
  • Inflatables?
    • Some beaches have fun obstacle courses in the water.
  • Pool toys and floaties?
    • Floaties and toys are generally not allowed at pools. If these are important — head to a beach! Check our websites before going for rules.
  • Space to move around? How busy will it be?
    • Public pools can get busy during the afternoon. Consider swims during normal dinner time or evenings if you are looking for quieter times.
  • How strong of swimmers are your kids?
    • State Parks are generally deeper and have waves, they also don’t have lifeguards. Beaches that charge admission generally have an extra set of eyes on your kiddos with lifeguards.
  • How warm do you like the water?
    • The larger the lake the longer it takes to warm up! Lake Michigan is pretty cool!

Check the condition and status of the water. Beach advisories are available for the Great Lake beaches as well as inland beaches at www.wibeaches.us

Erb Pool Appleton
Erb Pool, Appleton

Visit these pages for more information on the locations listed below!

Pollock Pool Oshkosh
Pollock Pool, Oshkosh

Pools (Admission Required)

  • Erb Park Swimming Pool, 1800 N Morrison St, Appleton
  • Mead Park Swimming Pool, 1430 E John St, Appleton
  • Doyle Pool, 100 Van Buren St, Little Chute
  • Kaukauna Pool, 607 Dodge St, Kaukauna
  • Jefferson Park Swimming Pool, 915 3rd St, Menasha
  • Pollock Pool, 1550 Taft Ave, Oshkosh
  • Omro Family Aquatic Center, 1241 Kiwanis St, Omro
  • Colburn Pool, 1025 S Fisk St, Green Bay
  • Joannes Aquatic Center, 1430 E Walnut St, Green Bay
  • Resch Aquatic Center, 1058 Reed St, Green Bay
  • New Holstein Aquatic Center, 1718 Madison St, New Holstein

Find more information on all theses outdoor swimming pools.

Sunset Beach Kimberly
Sunset Beach, Kimberly

Beaches (Admission Required)

  • Plamann Park Lake, 1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton
  • Sunset Beach, 1010 W Fulcer Ave, Kimberly
  • Arthur Marble Park Beach, 200 S 6th St, Winneconne
  • Ashwaubomay Lake, 2881 S Broadway, Green Bay
  • Fireman’s Park & Swimming Beach, 411 S. Lake St. Elkhart Lake
  • Fondy Aqua Park, N5820 Co Rd D, Fond du Lac

Find more information on all these beaches.

Menominee Park Beach in Oshkosh
Menominee Park Beach, Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh

Beaches (FREE Admission)

  • Menominee Park Beach, 520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh (Lake Winnebago)
  • Partridge Lake Park (Fremont public beach), Wolf River Drive, Fremont
  • Margaret Dodge Memorial Park, Co Rd K, Markesan
  • Sunset Park, 569-547 Mill St, Green Lake
  • Hattie Sherwood Park, 451 S Lawson Dr, Green Lake
  • South Park Beach, 921 South Main St, Waupaca
  • Shawano County Park, W5791 Lake Dr, Shawano
  • Sunset Lake Park, 1092 Sunset Lake Rd, Amherst Junction
  • Lake Park, 303 E Mary St, Black Creek
  • Shiocton Lake Park, N5684 Lake Park St, Shiocton
  • Crescent Beach Boardwalk, 1025 Lake St, Algoma
  • Selner Park & Beach, 616 Lake Street, Kewaunee
  • Neshotah Beach & Park, 300 Zlatnik Dr., Two Rivers
  • Deland Park, Sheboygan

Find more information on all these beaches.

Point Beach State Forest
Point Beach State Forest, Two Rivers

State Park Beaches (Day or Annual Pass Required)

These beaches are about 1.5 hours or less from the Fox Valley.

  • High Cliff State Park, N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood
  • Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca
  • Point Beach State Park, 9400 County Road 0, Two Rivers
  • Kohler-Andrae State Park, 1020 Beach Park Lane Sheboygan

Find more information on all these beaches.

Peninsula State Park
Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek

Door County Beaches

  • Clark Lake, South Lake Rd, Door County, Wisconsin
  • Sister Bay Beach, 2362 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
  • Nicolet Bay Beach, Peninsula State Park
  • Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek
  • Schoolhouse Beach Park, 1824 Washington Harbor Rd, Washington
  • Bailey’s Harbor Ridges County Park, 2301 Ridges Rd, Baileys Harbor
  • Sand Bay Town Park, Liberty Grove
  • Newport State Park, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay,
  • Egg Harbor Village Beach, Egg Harbor
  • Ephraim Beach, Ephraim
  • Whitefish Dunes, Sturgeon Bay

Find more information on all these beaches.

Arthur Marble Park Beach, 200 S 6th St, Winneconne
Arthur Marble Park Beach, Winneconne

Beach Inflatables

  • Plamann Park Lake, 1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton
  • Arthur Marble Park Beach, 200 S 6th St, Winneconne
  • Fondy Aqua Park, N5820 Co Rd D, Fond du Lac
  • Quarry Beach Adventure Park and Water Sports, 3401 Calumet Dr, Sheboygan
  • Aqua Play Zone at Hi-Pines Campground, 1919 US-45, Eagle River
  • Tiki Beach Bar and Resort at Kettle Moraine Lake, W921 Kettle Moraine Ln, Campbellsport

Find more information about all these beaches with inflatables.

sherwood splash pad
Wanick-Choute Park, Sherwood 

Splash Pads (FREE)

  • Washington Park, 631 Winneconne Avenue, Neenah 
  • Wanick-Choute Park, W4690 Castle Drive, Sherwood 
  • South Park, Georgia/Ohio Street, Oshkosh
  • Recknagel Park, 650 E High Street, Seymour 
  • Red Smith Park, 2765 Sussex Street, Green Bay 
  • Downtown Green Bay City Deck, Pine Street, Green Bay 
  • Fisk Park, 995 Dousman Street, Green Bay 
  • Seymour Park, 330 South Oakland Avenue, Green Bay 
  • Fort Howard Park, 714 Augusta Street, Green Bay 
  • Eastman Park, 1240 Eastman Avenue, Green Bay 
  • Farlin Park, 1510 Harold Street, Green Bay 
  • Bay View Park, 1137 Vanderbraak Street, Green Bay 

Find more information on all these splash pads.

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