If you are looking for a family-friendly lake with a beach to enjoy for the day with kids, visit Einer Fischer Park's Browns Lake. This kid-friendly, family lake near Milwaukee is perfect for kids and families.
Located outside Milwaukee in the town of Burlington, Einer Fischer Park is a perfect little swimming spot to enjoy with kids. The beach has daily lifeguard coverage from Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10 am – 6 pm.
What to Expect at Browns Lake
Our family loved the sandy beach and cool, clear water of Browns Lake. We took six kids, ages 2-12 and everyone had a blast enjoying the water and the shore. Seriously. We visited it twice in our one-week vacation because my kids loved it so much. It was clean, easy, and the kids had the best time.
The swimming portion of the clear lake is divided into two parts. One area is shallow and perfect for little swimmers, while the other is deeper. We brought an inner tube and a beach ball, which added to the fun. The lake also had many little fish swimming in it, which the kids had fun trying to catch with buckets (they never did!).
The buckets were also perfect for hours of play in the sand, building sand castles and moats. Definitely bring sand toys with you for the kids. They will find an abundance of creative ways to use them.
The park also has a shaded picnic area with plenty of picnic tables to enjoy lunch at. Be sure to bring some bleach wipes or a plastic tablecloth to cover the table with to prevent the spread of germs. They also have restroom facilities (though we didn't use them), and they are currently building new ones.
Social Distancing at Kid-Friendly Browns Lake
While we found visitors to be respectful of social distancing (for the most part), I would recommend a few things to help ensure this:
- Claim a spot: Find an area to spread beach towels, etc. for your family that is at least 6 feet from others already at the beach
- Go early in the morning or later in the day: We visited the beach twice while I was in Wisconsin – once from 9:30 am-1:30pm and once from 7-8:45 pm. The beach was not crowded in the morning or evening hours, but did get fuller after lunch.
- Ask others to respect social distancing: If others are not abiding by social distancing guidelines, ask if they might provide a bit more space to help give room for everyone. We found people to honor this.
Where is Brown Lake Located?
Browns Lake is a kid-friendly, family lake near Milwaukee. The Browns Lake beach at Einer Fischer Park is located near Milwaukee at 30326 Durand Ave, Burlington, WI 53105, USA. The park has ample parking and a $2 per person entrance fee, so bring cash.
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