Set in the Wisconsin River Valley, the Wausau area has great water recreation. There are many boat landings that provide convenient access to the water on the Wisconsin River, its tributaries, and area lakes. The area lakes are great for water skiing, and the Wisconsin River is a great place for an all-day canoe or kayak trip. There are two handicapped accessible launches available for easy access to the river. Wausau is also home to a world-class canoe and kayak competition site at Whitewater Park in downtown Wausau. The park hosts some of the world's largest competitions.