Badgerland Water Ski Show Team was formed in 1983 when the KeeWees of Lake Keesus and the Nagawautics of Lake Nagawicka joined forces. In 1983 Badgerland entertained crowds on the waters of Lake Keesus and Lake Nagawicka. In 1984 we skied solely on Lake Keesus and continued on Lake Keesus until the resort was shut down in 1994. Through the years we were on and off other lakes. In 1985, 1986, 1987 our second site was on Silver Lake in Oconomowoc. Then in 1988 and 1989 we were back on the waters of Lake Nagawicka.
In 1990 we skied for the first time at Frame Park on the Fox River in Waukesha through 1991. In 1992, Frame Park was renovated and we were not able to ski on the Fox River and we skied solely on Lake Keesus. In 1993 and 1994, we again skied on the Fox River and Lake Keesus, but this was the last time we were able to ski on beautiful Lake Keesus, where the KeeWees started back in 1967. So from 1995-1998 we had only one practice and one show in Waukesha, but in 1999 we returned to the city of Oconomowoc as they allowed us to put on shows at Fowler Park on Fowler Lake a few times a summer. Today, we perform weekly in Waukesha on the Fox River and once a month in Oconomowoc at Fowler Park.
A look back at the Badgerland shows through the years...
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