An overview of Badgerland

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...

2014 Hercules 1998 Camp Run-a-Muck
2013 1920s Prohibition 1997 Bank Robbery
2012 Captain Obvious 1996 Viva Ski Vegas
2011 Mythbusters 1995 Salsa Fest
2010 Tale of Two Westerns 1994 Condo Hillbillies
2009 Western 1993 Aladdin
2008 Popeye 1992 Gangster with Bullets & Killer
2007 The Ski Amigos 1991 King Triton
2006 Flintstones 1990 Cinderella Western
2005 Extreme Makeover:Ski Show Edition 1989 Popeye
2004 Magic Mountain 1988 Clue
2003 Dr. Suess 1987 Gilligans Island
2002 Knights of Badgerland 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married
2001 Shore Leave 1985 Waterville High
2000 Scooby Doo 1984 Tour of America
1999 Dukes of Badgerland 1983 Tour of Wisconsin

Badgerland is always looking for new members to ski, be on the boat crew, announce, sew costumes, make ropes, and help out in hundreds of other ways. If you are interested in becoming a member of our family, please contact us.

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