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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Muskego Lake

Big Muskego Lake in Muskego, Wisconsin, is 2,260 acres of shallow water. Most of it is less than four feet deep, and it has a mucky bottom made up of organic matter. Situated next to Bass Bay, the lake is ringed by wetlands and dotted with islands of cattails. Unsurprisingly, it's a favorite spot for migrating wildfowl. The lake's fishery supports largemouth bass, northern pike and panfish.

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.

Lake Winneconne

Lake Winneconne is located on the north side of the Village of Winneconne in Wisconsin, just a few miles from State Highway 41 and 45. It's known as one of the best places in Wisconsin to fish for walleye and white bass. More than 100 acres of parkland are nearby.

 

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