With so many distractions constantly competing for our attention, spending quality time with family members is one of the best ways to unplug, de-stress, and unwind.
Kids in particular can benefit enormously from getting outside in nature to help reduce screen time.
Many parents are rightly concerned about the increasing hours children spend on their devices. According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the majority of parents in the US are concerned that their kids are spending too much time on screens.
Many experts tend to agree that taking your kids on an outdoors family trip is a great way to break the screen time cycle.
Luckily, we offer some of the best lakefront cabins, camping, and RV spots for those special family gatherings. Here are 6 ways you can get the most out of your family time at our Waitts Lake vacation rentals.
Waitts Lake RV Resort and Lodging is surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in Washington. And unlike other lake destinations, Waitts Lake offers a built-in hiking trail that loops around the entire lake circumference. All together, you’re looking at four and a half miles of scenic hiking that provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Have A Cookout
After a long day of hiking and exploring, it’s time to fire up the barbecue. Our newly built triplex unit comes equipped with everything you need to cook up a tasty meal. Enjoy a view of the lake from your private balcony as you cook up some hamburgers on the grill.
Toast Some Marshmallows
No lakefront vacation with the kids would be complete without an evening spent toasting marshmallows and telling stories around the fire. We’ve got several community amphitheater rock fire pits that are perfect for gathering the family together once the sun goes down.
Go For A Swim
Waitts Lake offers serene blue waters that warm up in the summer, making it ideal for swimming. Many families have made the area their yearly summer vacation spot for this reason. The shallow shoreline is great for younger kids to splash around while you catch some rays on the beach.
Take The Kids Water Tubing
Most kids can’t seem to get enough of water tubing, and it’s easy to understand why. Being tugged behind a pontoon boat at high speeds on an inner tube is the adrenaline rush many kids crave. Waitts Lake is excellent for this popular summer activity; just remember to bring the life vests and avoid tubing when the lake gets crowded.
Break Out The Board Games
Remember board games? Instead of watching TV, why not play a round of Monopoly or Scrabble with the kids? Not only do they keep kids away from screens, but board games are a great way to boost key cognitive skills like strategic thinking and problem solving.
Ready To Make This Summer Extra Special?
Waitts Lake RV Resort and Lodging is Steven County’s best-kept secret. From cabin rentals to RV spots to camping, there’s something for everyone. Our relaxing lakefront views get you up close and personal with nature, giving you and the kids a chance to unplug from busy modern life. Reserve your spot today through Airbnb or Vrbo, or use our online booking system to reserve your RV spot now.
Looking for more ways to have fun? Check out these tips for kayaking with family at Waitts Lake!