Aikens Lake News

Planning a family vacation

Jul. 13, 2020


Do you dream of taking that first fly-in trip with your child?  If so, you probably have a lot of questions!  How old should they be?  Will they be able to stay in the boat long enough for fishing?  What can they do off the water in a certain camp?  Is there a good swimming spot for them?  When considering a fly-in trip, there are several aspects to think about when it comes to bringing children along.  You want to make sure there is plenty to do outside of the fishing. 

This year, with the limitations of travel, we have seen a spike in family trips to Aikens Lake.  A lot of 3-generation trips, and a lot of family units with children as young as 4 years old so far!  Since most family vacations have had to be put on hold, Aikens offers a great alternative for those still looking to get out and make memories and share experiences with loved ones.  In our obviously biased opinion, Aikens offers an amazing range of experiences and activities to keep young ones entertained during a stay at our lodge. 

Our good friend Tony Capecchi was at Aikens last summer with his father Paul and his 8-year old son Joe.  Tony has been to Aikens many times in the past with his father, but this was his son Joe’s first trip.  With a renewed goal of making sure Joe had the best time, they altered the “normal routine” to make sure that everyone got plenty of the activities they were seeking.  Fishing, beach time, and fun inside were all on the menu during the trip. 


Please read Tony’s story as he shares some tips on the different considerations and details that might make a trip to Aikens a true “Experience of a Lifetime” for a young fisherkid (and for you as well!)

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