Cable Parks 2010: Wake Nation Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio



Even though Wake Nation Cincinnati is just a little more than a year old, it has turned a lot of heads in that short time and become Ohio’s top wakeboarding destination. With the country’s first six-tower cable system, Wake Nation Cincinnati’s oval shape and 2-acre island make for an ideal setup. Wake Nation Cincinnati has user-friendly corners, a smooth pull, buttery water, high towers and great pop for air tricks. Plus, with eight bomber obstacles in this 10-acre man-made lake, wakeboarders, wakeskaters, pros and beginners alike will love the diversity and quality of the obstacles. On top of a couple of new super sick obstacles, Wake Nation has also added a two-tower cable system, on the newly created “Practice Pond.” This new straight-line setup makes learning to ride tremendously easy, and it’s an incredible place to work on air tricks. Just 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Wake Nation also features a massive observation deck, a well-stocked pro shop, friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff.

Main Cable Stats

Towers: 6

Ability level: Beginner to adv.


Carriers: 6

Speed: Approximately 19 mph

Direction: Counterclockwise


Island: Yes

Shape: Oval

Obstacles: 8 (3 kickers, 1 transfer box, 2 rails, 1 A-frame rail, 1 box)


Practice Pond Stats

Towers: 2 (straight line)

Ability Level: Beginner to adv.

Speed: Variable

Obstacles: None

Facts and Rates

Season: April to November

Rates: $25 for two hours, $30 for four hours, $35 per day; season passes, lessons, kids camps, rental gear, group discounts and birthday party packages available

Local Pros: Andrew and Austin Pastura

Water Temperature: Shorts in summer, fullsuit in winter

Pro Shop: Yes

Food: Concession stand

Closest Airport: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Local Knowledge: Don’t miss Graeter’s ice cream or Skyline Chili; also look up a classic-rock cover band called After Midnight and see where they’re playing; we had a rager with the Liquid Force crew when they were rocking at Rick’s Sports Tavern in Fairfield

Other On-Site Activities: Trampoline; the city park also has a skateboard park, BMX track, soccer and baseball fields, etc.

Accommodations: Nearby hotels offer Wake Nation package deals. Ask for details

Events: LF Free for All, Guinness World Record Weekend, Weekly Grind Series (WWA Wake Park Nationals regional qualifier)