$20 on floats then $0-$4 to get into a state park with swimming area. I have been to 3 lakes in a little over a month. Every weekend we go to the lake and swim. Often there is a nice sandy beach area. We love it and it's a perfect fit for our 10, 8, and 3 year olds. Also I second Dollar stores. Sand toys, water noodles. bubbles, water guns, floats, and tons of other cool fun in the sun items are cheap at the dollar store.