If you’re looking to ‘Rejuvinate” at a quiet family resort – get away to our Brainerd Resort. Here’s an extensive list of Things to Do from our resort. While at Shing Wako Resort you can have:

Enjoy free use of our paddleboards in the clear water, sandy bottom and a very gradual depth of Lake Edward.

Playground fun! Climb, slide or swing close to the lake.

Every year kids learn to ride their bikes here!

Water & Beach Time

  • 200 ft of beautiful sandy beach to swim, relax in one of the many chaise loungers that line our beach, or build sandcastles!
  • There is plenty of room to fish, water ski or jet ski responsibly!
  • Rent a boat or pontoon right here!
  • Let the kids have good old fashioned fun catching (and releasing) frogs, minnows, turtles and viewing other wildlife.
  • Our paddleboats, single and double kayaks, paddleboards, canoe and life jackets are included with your cabin rental.


  • Lake Edward is over 2000 acres in size; about two miles north and south and one mile east and west.
  • We sell gas and oil and provide dock-side service.
  • Rent dock space, a boat lift or sea anchor.
  • Fish cleaning is by the lake, and extra freezer space is available!
  • Licenses and bait are available at very nearby gas stations.

Fun on the Land

  • Eleven park-like acres to play and relax.
  • Well maintained drives – For bike riding, skating, scooting and more. Every year kids learn to ride their “two wheelers” here!
  • Ask for a “walking map” for a few 3 – 4 mile walks right from our resort!
  • Two playgrounds, carpetball, walking paths, hook & ring, horseshoe pit, volleyball, tetherball and basketball court. With lots of green space to play bocce ball, baseball, football, and more…
  • In case of a rainy day you can take a nap (nothing like a nap at the lake), watch cable TV or use our free Wi-Fi.
  • Enjoy sharing time around your own campfire. We sell wood and deliver it to your fire ring! Please purchase locally to reduce the spread of pests.
  • Bird watching – Our lake, wetlands and higher ground; with deciduous and pine trees provide habitat for a large variety of birds.
  • In and around our office, resort grounds, beach and laundry room (which also doubles as a storm shelter) we have assorted sports equipment, board games, magazines and books to share.
  • To purchase, we have clothing, ice, treats, charcoal, and more!

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Boat, Dock and Other Rentals

2023 BOAT RENTAL RATES – NO towing of tubes or water skiers with any of our boat rentals.
Please note: Below are the rates for our resort guests; non-guests please add 25% plus tax Day Week
24′ Bennington Pontoon Boats (4 Available)
For up to 12 people, 50 HP, depth/fish finder, live well, bimini top.
$250 $1250
18′ Deluxe Fishing Boat
40 HP, depth/fish finder, live well.
$200 $1000
14′ Boats w/15 HP Motors $60 $300
14′ Boat $35 $175
Boat Lift Rental $25 $125
Docking Fee $10 $50


Other Rentals
Playards/Highchairs $5 Each per stay.
Visitors $5 per day per visitor.
Washers & Dryers Coin Operated
Towels $5 a set.