Wake Nation Cincinnati: lake dreams

The redesigned Wake Nation Cincinnati watersports complex has opened it doors, in Fairfield's Joyce Park. It is the first and only full-size cable wakeboarding park in the Midwest.


All wakeboarders will find an entirely new configuration of obstacles on the lake, including a brand new state-of-the-art rail, bringing the total number of lake rails and jumps to ten.

At Wake Nation Cincinnati, riders can wakeboard, water ski, kneeboard and wake skate around a 10-acre lake without a boat.

Riders are pulled around the oval lake at speeds of 18-20 miles per hour by a circulating, overhead cable system that runs 35 feet above the water. Six riders can be on the water at the same time.

"The entire park was designed from the ground up to provide the ultimate ride experience to both first timers and experienced boarders," says Wake Nation Manager Graeme Burress.

"Beginners love that wakeboarding at Wake Nation is fun, easy to learn, and allows everyone to progress at their own pace. Advanced riders love the access to our state of the art obstacles and jumps as well as the ability to load the line for big air!"

In addition to the 10-acre main lake, Wake Nation Cincinnati has a second body of water called the Practice Pond, which is a smaller lake featuring an easy-start ride system.

The Practice Pond is designed to give kids and beginners of all ages a place to learn to ride a wakeboard at a slower speed than on the main lake. All riders must be at least 7 years of age and are required to wear a Coast Guard Approved (CGA) life vest and a helmet, which are available at Wake Nation.