I live within walking distance of Bethy Creek Resort (BCR) and we could hear tractors and all kinds of noise coming from their direction. We knew that the campgrounds had recently put in new roads and laid concrete pads on the waterfront campsites, so we were wondering what on earth they were up to now! A short golf cart ride later and we still didn't know. It looked like they were digging a hole.
Riverside, Texas has a population of only 425. It didn't take too long for us to find out that they were digging a lake. A lake? This seemed a little goofy since BCR sits on the banks of beautiful Lake Livingston. Fast forward... this was no ordinary lake. It was a wake board training lake. I have since found out that this is called a cable park. The lake is 500 yards long and 90 yards wide. There are two towers and a Endless Ride Cable (ERC) that pulls the rider from one end of the lake to the other.
The cable park has several functions. First and foremost it is a camp for beginning wake boarders ages 9-17.
The campers arrive on Monday and are there until Friday. Each day the campers have 2 sessions with the ERC in the wake lake and one session on the Tige wake boats. The students not only learn how to get up on a wake board, they also learn water and boat safety as well as CPR.
The second function of the wake lake is for day riders. These riders skill level range from beginning to advanced. This type of use is not necessarily for a person wanting to learn how to wake board but more just for the fun of it!
This is totally fascinating to me! I love to watch the kids! So in the evening, around 5 o'clock, when we hear that now familiar hum of the cable, we know its time to grab the camera and the iphone (video) and take a spin over to the cable park. Each day the student's skill levels increase and so does their self esteem. A big THANK YOU to Bethy Creek and Camp Wake for providing this awesome camp for our children and for us (the spectators) to enjoy!
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