Pell Lake, WI: Powerboat Days

Badger State Outboard Association opens the season with Power Boat Days!

pell lake file 2The “Power Boat Days” races began as a joint effort between the Pell Lake Mudhen’s Club, the Pell Lake Sportman’s Club, the Town Of Bloomfield and the Badger State Outboard Assn. The intent was to bring family oriented entertainment to the community while supporting local non-profit groups and their causes.

Power Boat Days has always been a “Free to the Public” event and continues to be because of local businesses (and private parties) who donate money to help offset the core expenses of this event.

A driver’s school and open testing will be held on Friday May 16th and races will be held Sat. May 17th and Sunday May 18th.  Additionally there is a Friday night fish fry with all the perch, fries and cole slaw you can eat and Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet from 6 to 10 with scrambled eggs, french toast sticks, bacon, biscuits and gravy, coffee, juice and milk.

Last year weeds that had overtaken Pell Lake posed quite a hurdle to racing.  Racers spent days prior to the races manually picking and clearing tons of aquatic weeds.  This year they have moved the race earlier in the year and the weeds do not look like they will be an issue.

I’ve never been to Powerboat days but it looks and sounds like quite the “shin-dig” sponsored in part by Chris’s Steel Horse Saloon located right on the lake, ads for Power Boat Days state that there will be local live events around town nightly supporting the races.  It sounds like there’s food and fun for all!



2 thoughts on “Pell Lake, WI: Powerboat Days

  1. NEPCO Lake was built in the 1920s by the Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company (NEPCO) to provide ultra clean water for making white paper. NEPCO Lake was built using horse drawn wagons and tractors. More than thirty teams of horses were used at any given time. To this day water flows out of the lake into a pipe…it is then pumped south of NEPCO Lake all the way to Nekoosa, WI where it is used to make white paper. This water is REALLY clear.

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