Lakes in Wisconsin


Wisconsin is known as the badger state. But with almost 15,000 inland lakes and over 200 miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, Lake Superior and the Mississippi River alone, it could well be called the water sport state. Fishing, kayaking, sailing, surfing - lake enthusiasts will find all these and more in Wisconsin.

Lake Geneva's placid waters are perfect for swimming, skiing, fishing and cruising. Set in the resort city that bears its name, it's just a short road trip from Chicago and Milwaukee. On Lake Michigan, freshwater surfing is popular. Since 1990, surfers have gathered in the city of Sheboygan for the annual Dairyland Surf Classic. Ice fishing is another longstanding tradition in Wisconsin. Anglers may catch walleye, northern pike and panfish there year round. And for those who love paddling, what could be more delightful than a kayaking tour of the Great Lake's Apostle Islands?


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Lake Kegonsa

Lake Kegonsa is located in southern Wisconsin. This lake is located within close proximity of Lake Kegonsa State Park, and La Follette County Park. This lake offers swimming, fishing, water-skiing, sailing and motor boating.

Pewaukee Lake

Pewaukee Lake in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, is located near Naga-Waukee Park. The 2,434-acre lake has public boat landings and is a good place to fish for largemouth bass, musky, northern pike, panfish and walleye.

Trout Lake

Trout Lake in Vilas County, Wisconsin, is known for its good fishing, despite the presence of rusty crayfish which have destroyed much of the trout habitat. The lake's shoreline is relatively undeveloped. Trout Lake is part of three studies, one conducted by the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network, another by the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research Network, and another by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which has a research station there.

 

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