HAPPY SPRINGS, Wis.
— A swim is in the air as the sun sets over the Lake Superior State Park in southern Wisconsin.
The sun has been bright for days, and temperatures in the Lake and Great Lakes are currently in the mid-30s.
But that’s not to say you can’t find some quiet time.
The lakes are known for their serene waters and a great number of visitors come to swim there to unwind after a long day at work or for a leisurely swim in the lake.
“There are a lot of places to go, and the water is nice,” said Lake Superior National Park spokeswoman, Debra Stoltz.
“It’s a beautiful place to go swimming.”
“It’s not the place you want to be in a rush,” said Ken Johnson, a swimmer and retired teacher in Great Lakes, Wisconsin.
“You want to have some privacy and to be a little secluded.”
Lake Superior National Parks, which covers more than 2 million acres, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state.
In 2014, visitors from around the country swam in the Great Lakes and Lake Superior each with about 40,000 visitors a day.
And they were coming from all over.
The park is home to more than 30 national parks, including Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yellowstone.
Johnson said swimming in Lake Superior is “just the best way to spend a day.”
While many are familiar with the lakes, the Lake is not known for being a popular destination for swimmers, said Scott Anderson, a swimming instructor in Madison.
He said people tend to swim in areas with open water, but the waters in the lakes are calm and quiet, unlike other swimmers who can feel the rush.
Swimming is not a requirement for visitors at the park, but it does have a place to stay during the winter.
A winter camping spot is available at the lake, which is accessible by canoe, and a snowmobile park is also open during the cold months.
The park has many different types of activities, including swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, ice fishing, hiking, hiking through the woods, canoe riding, skiing, canoe racing and hiking through trees.
There are no fees for swimming at Lake Superior, although a $10 surcharge will be applied to anyone who swims at the swimming spots.
In addition to the swimming areas, the park also has a number of camping sites for up to five people.
There is also a tent site with picnic tables, and there are several restrooms at the Lake.
To get there, travelers can take the scenic Route 7 or a more direct route that leads to the Great Lake Trailhead, according to the park.
It is approximately 25 miles from the state’s capital, Madison, and takes about two hours.
For more information on Lake Superior visit www.lake-supremacy.com.