During the summer months, approximately 2.5 million Wisconsin residents participate in boating or swimming in Wisconsin's 15,000 lakes (dnr.wisconsin.com). Here are a few tips on how to discover and enjoy boating in Wisconsin.

GETTING STARTED

Find a lake

Lake Winnebago sunset

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Lake winnebago

The largest inland lake in Wisconsin and one of the most well-known for fishing, Lake Winnebago is over 138,000 acres. It is part of a system that includes Lake Butte des Morts, Lake Winneconne, Lake Poygan and the Wolf and Fox rivers.

Egg Harbor Door County Marina

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Door County

With nearly 300 miles of shoreline, Door County offers water-seekers of any kind the opportunity to find something that interests them. 

Waupaca Chain O' Lakes overhead view

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chain o' lakes

Centrally located in Waupaca, the Chain O' Lakes contains 22 glacier-created spring-fed lakes. The lakes have a greenish-blue color which comes from the reflection of materials like limestone and clay at the bottom each lake.

Lake Monona and the Madison Skyline

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GREATER MADISON LAKES

Madison is surrounded by over 15,000 acres of sparkling lakes: Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, Kegonsa and Wingra ! Primarily fed by the Yahara River, these lakes offer fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, SUP and more.

Lake Wisconsin

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Lake wisconsin

Lake Wisconsin is a 10,000 acre lake with 52 miles of shorelines. Giving visitors amazing views of picturesque hills and nature, Lake Wisconsin boasts options for boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming and sandbars!


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