What To Pack For a Weekend At The Lake

Are you planning a relaxing weekend getaway at the lake? Whether you’re going camping, renting a cabin, or staying in a hotel, packing the right items is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. From swimwear to sunscreen, fishing gear to campfire essentials, a well-planned packing list can help you make the most of your weekend at the lake. Here are some must-have items to consider packing for your upcoming lakeside adventure.


It is essential to protect your skin while spending time under the sun. To err on the side of caution, make sure to bring a few bottles of sunscreen for yourself and your family.

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk
  • Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Lotion
  • EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen
  • Badger Sport Sunscreen Cream

A Cooler

If you’re responsible for drinks and snacks when you’re out on the water, don’t forget to bring your insulated cooler! This essential accessory will be useful throughout your vacation. You can use it to pack drinks and snacks for the road trip to the lake and bring it down to the water or onto the boat once you arrive at your destination.

Bug Spray

As we’ve already mentioned, it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun. However, don’t forget to safeguard yourself from bug bites as well by packing a sufficient supply of insect repellent. Applying bug spray can help keep mosquitoes and their bothersome bites away.

  • Repel 100 Insect Repellent
  • Sawyer Products Premium Insect Repellent with 20% Picaridin
  • OFF! Deep Woods Insect Repellent
  • Natrapel 12-Hour Insect Repellent Pump Spray
  • Cutter Backwoods Insect Repellent Aerosol Spray

Dry Bag

Even if you’re careful, accidents can still occur during your lakeside vacation. One common mishap is accidentally dropping your phone into the water. However, this won’t be an issue if you pack a dry bag! These convenient accessories can hold multiple devices and are designed to float when dropped into the water. As the name suggests, they also keep their contents dry, which means you won’t have to replace your phone when your holiday is over.

Clothing and Accessories

  • Swimsuits / Bathing Suits.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunhat.
  • Water Shoes.
  • Cover-up.
  • Life Jacket.
  • T-Shirts and Jumpers.
  • Trousers and Shorts.
  • Underwear.
  • Shoes and Boots.
  • Jacket.
  • Hair Accessories.
  • Bags.


  • Shampoo and Conditioner.
  • Body Wash.
  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray.
  • After Sun.
  • Tooth brush and Tooth Paste.
  • Hair Brush.
  • Period Products.
  • Allergy Medication.
  • Prescription Medications.
  • Pain Killers.
  • Make-Up.
  • Skincare Products
  • Bobbins and Hair Bands.
  • Bobby Pins.


  • Water Toys.
  • Water Bottles.
  • Notebook and Pens.
  • Laptop and Charger.
  • Phones and Chargers.
  • Earpods.
  • Dog Supplies.
  • Camping Chairs.
  • Pillows.

You can see more of my packing lists here!

Love, Bee xxx

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