Hodag Beach, located at Hodag Park on Boom Lake in Rhinelander, will open on Friday, June 22, at noon. The YMCA of the Northwoods will provide certified Waterfront Lifeguards seven days a week through Aug. 24. Hodag Park features a picnic area, pavilion, playground, baseball fields, tennis courts, public beach and water-ski shows.
When in and around water, the Y recommends the following safety precautions for children and adults:
• Only swim when and where there is lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
• Adults should constantly watch children in and near the water. If multiple adults are in the vicinity, designate a “water watcher” so everyone knows who is “on duty.”
• Inexperienced swimmers should take precaution and wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal floatation device (PFD) when in, on or around the water.
• Children who are beginners should stay within arm’s reach of an adult in the water.