You’ll love this event and the site of the race. Located on the “island” of downtown Minocqua, Torpy Park on Lake Minocqua is directly across from downtown Minocqua in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Just a quick jaunt over the Highway 51 bridge, this is the perfect venue for both paddlers and spectators to enjoy the area’s premiere lake event and cultural festival. The venue is within walking distance to top restaurants, snack bars, souvenir shops, sand beach, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, and beautiful walking and biking trails. Bring the whole family and plan on spending the day!

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to park/walk shuttle service will be available to take you directly to the venue.


Shuttle Information

For your convenience a shuttle bus will be provided. The bus will run continuously from 6:30am to 5pm from the Merrill Lynch lot at the intersection of Hwy 51/Hwy 70W and Torpy Park.


Parking Information

Limited free all-day parking is available in the Torpy Park beach level lot, Parking Lot C & Parking Lot H.  On-street parking and parking in lots A,B,E,F & G is limited to 3 hours.


Hotel Information

The Waters is an official sponsor of the Minocqua Dragon Boat festival offering preferred rates on a limited number of rooms until filled or June 1 so book early. Call the hotel and use promo code “DRAGON”.  Other area lodging can be found on the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Web Site or call 1 (800) 44-NORTH.  Hotels closest to the festival site are located in the downtown Minocqua area.


Dining Information

The Minocqua Lady Lions Club  will be providing food, water and soft drinks on the upper level of Torpy Park throughout the day.

The Lakeland Noon Rotary Club will be serving beer and wine on the upper level of Torpy Park. Stay close and support our local non-profit organizations.

Other Area Dining can be found on the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce Web Site or call 1 (800) 44-NORTH