Bluestone Wake Park
For eight seasons, Andy Oke operated a wakeboard and ecopark at Windmill Lake near Bayfield, and when it was time to move on and relocate the business he was thrilled to be able to find a new lake nearby that was super deep, crystal clear and weed free.
As a result he was able to open Bluestone Wake Park near Clinton in 2022 with the same concept, just a new name and location and with the opportunity to grow the business.
With the deeper water, the first order of business was expanding the obstacle course that he had been offering since 2018. This year the obstacle course will double in size this year, and the capacity will grow from 20 people to 40, with higher obstacles and a more challenging course in the deeper water.
The wakeboard cable continues to accommodate everyone from beginner to intermediate to advanced. One of Oke’s passions is watching kids grow from their first lessons on the beginner cable and seeing them fall in love with the sport until they are doing the difficult tricks and jumps on the advanced course.
Being able to offer this world-class wakeboard park right in Huron County’s backyard is a dream come true for Oke. Wakeboarding behind the cable is an environmentally friendly sport, and without the need of an expensive powerboat makes it affordable for far more families. In fact, Oke says that he has customers from age three to 81 who are learning the sport at his facility!
In addition to the beach and wakeboarding, there is the opportunity to paddle the vivid, teal blue lake using rented canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards or bring your own for a modest day-use fee. Lifeguards are on duty at all times to ensure the safety of everyone enjoying Bluestone Wake Park.
The new location is ideal for expanding the amenities, with picnic tables and lounge chairs for people to enjoy watching all the activities. The second season has some big plans to add a big sand beach with beach volleyball nets, allowing people to skip the crowds at the nearby Lake Huron beaches and enjoy the sand and sun right at Bluestone.
The height of the summer season will see the hours running seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm until Labour Day and then scaling back to weekends only until Thanksgiving. 37524 Telephone Road, Clinton www.bluestonewake.com