Lake Country



Welcome to the Lake Country Area in the northern part of Waukesha County in Southeast Wisconsin! Located just a short 1.5 - 2 hour drive from the Chicato Area and conveniently nestled between Milwaukee and Madison, you will never be too far from anything!  More than 26 lakes play an integral part in the life of the residents in 10 different communities – Oconomowoc, Lac La Belle, Summit, Okauchee, Chenequa, Nashotah, Merton, Hartland, Delafield and Pewaukee.  The character of each of these lakes ranges from small “north woods feel” to large “recreational fun.”  And, you don’t even have to live ON the lakes to enjoy them!  The residents in this area share an affinity with nature that provides recreational activities year-round!  The sense of community is strengthened by events such as art festivals, lakefront music festivals, street dances, block parties, outdoor markets and beer gardens.  Residents enjoy strong economy, excellent health care facilities, school systems consistently exceeding expectations, churches, convenient shopping for everyday needs and specialty/artisan items, and an abundance of dining choices.

The history of this area is rich with Native Americans and other settlers who began arriving in the early 1800’s, from whom many community and street names originated.  In the 1870’s, wealthy families from Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis flocked to the Lake Country area just west of Milwaukee, first as summer guests, and then building elaborate summer homes, many of which still grace our lakes today.  There is a reason this general area used to be called “The Newport of the Midwest.”

Click the lake names in the list below for more information and available homes for sale.

LakeCommunitySize (Acres)Max Depth (Feet)Ave Depth (Feet)ClarityBottom TypeLake TypeFishPublic Launch
Ashippun Lake

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Town of Oconomowoc943522Moderate10% sand, 30% gravel, 0%, rock, 60% muckSpringPanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Beaver Lake

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Town of Merton, Village of Chenequa3134615Very60% sand, 0% gravel, 5% rock, 35% muckSpringPanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Carry-in , Unimproved Launch Surface
Bowron Lake

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Village of Summit2325Moderate60% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 35% muckSpringPanfish (Abundant), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)No
Crooked Lake

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Village of Summit5116Low0% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 80% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)No
Crystal Lake

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City of Oconomowoc, Town of Oconomowoc1630ModerateNo
Duck Lake

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Village of Summit211Low1% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muckSeepageNo
Egg Lake

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Village of Summit23Low 0% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 95% muckSeepageNo
Forest Lake

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Town of Merton, Village of Nashotah2217Moderate10% sand, 10% gravel, 0% rock, 80% muckSeepagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Carry-in , Unimproved Launch Surface
Fowler Lake

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Oconomowoc9750Very 5% sand, 15% gravel, 10% rock, 70% muckDrainagePanfish (Abundant), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Garvin Lake

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Town of Merton1736Moderate10% sand, 80% gravel, 0% rock, 10% muckSeepageLargemouth Bass (Common), Panfish (Present), Northern Pike (Present)No
Genesee, Lower

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Village of Summit6345Moderate0% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 80% muckDrainagePanfish (Present), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)No
Genesee, Middle

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Village of Summit98408Very30% sand, 50% gravel, 0% rock, 20% muckSeepagePanfish (Abundant), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Ramp, Gravel Launch Surface
Genesee, Upper

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Village of Summit322714Moderate40% sand, 15% gravel, 0% rock, 45% muckSpringPanfish (Present), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Carry-in , Unimproved Launch Surface
Golden Lake

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Village of Summit, Town of Concord (JEFF CTY)25244Moderate90% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 5% muckSpringPanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Grass Lake

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Town of Merton308Moderate40% sand, 10% gravel, 0% rock, 50% muckSeepagePanfish (Present), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)No
Henrietta Lake

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Village of Summit237710% sand, 10% gravel, 0% rock, 80% muckSeepagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Canoe Access, Carry-in, Unimproved
Lake Keesus

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Town of Merton23542Moderate 30% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 50% muckSpringLargemouth Bass (Abundant), Panfish (Common), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Lac La Belle

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Village of Lac La Belle, City of Oconomowoc11544511Moderate10% sand, 80% gravel, 0% rock, 5% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Smallmouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Launch Surface
Laura Lake

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Village of Summit9116Moderate1% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 99% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)No
Mapleton Lake

Oconomowoc35No
Moose Lake

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Town of Merton836140Very 25% sand, 25% gravel, 0% rock, 50% muckSeepagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Nagawicka Lake

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City of Delafield, Village of Nashotah909036Moderate 0% sand, 60% gravel, 0% rock, 40% muckDrainageLargemouth Bass (Common), Panfish (Present), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Plank Launch Surface
Nashotah, Lower

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Village of Summit934320Very10% sand, 40% gravel, 0% rock, 50% muckSpringPanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Trout (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes
Nashotah, Upper

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City of Delafield, Village of Summit13153Moderate 25% sand, 45% gravel, 0% rock, 30% muckSpringPanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)No
Nemahbin, Lower

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Village of Summit23936Moderate10% sand, 30% gravel, 0% rock, 60% muckDrainageLargemouth Bass (Common), Panfish (Present), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Gravel Launch Surface
Nemahbin, Upper

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Village of Summit27760Moderate 5% sand, 10% gravel, 0% rock, 85% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
North Lake

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Town of Merton, Village of Chenequa44078Low50% sand, 30% gravel, 0% rock, 20% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Smallmouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Walleye (Present)No; In Progress
Oconomowoc Lake

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Village of Oconomowoc Lake8186032Very 10% sand, 80% gravel, 0% rock, 10% muckDrainageLargemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Panfish (Present), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Walleye (Present)No; Can access from Upper Oconomowoc Lake
Oconomowoc, Upper

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Town of Oconomowoc3511Low60% sand, 10% gravel, 0% rock, 30% muckDrainagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Present), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Plank Launch Surface
Okauchee Lake

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Town of Merton, Town of Oconomowoc121090Moderate 35% sand, 25% gravel, 5% rock, 35% muckDrainageMusky (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Panfish (Present), Smallmouth Bass (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; (2); 1)-Ramp, Concrete Panels Launch Surface; 2)-From Golden Mast
Pewaukee Lake

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Town of Delafield, City of Pewaukee, Village of Pewaukee454515Moderate 20% sand, 25% gravel, 0% rock, 55% muckDrainageMusky (Common), Panfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Common), Walleye (Present)Yes; (3); All 3 are Ramp, Concrete Launch Surface
Pine Lake

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Village of Chenequa7118539Very5% sand, 90% gravel, 0% rock, 5% muckSpringLargemouth Bass (Common), Smallmouth Bass (Common), Panfish (Present), Northern Pike (Present), Walleye (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Silver Lake

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Village of Summit, City of Oconomowoc21740Very 50% sand, 5% gravel, 5% rock, 40% muckSeepagePanfish (Common), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)Yes; Ramp, Concrete Panel Launch Surface
Tamarack Lake

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2915Moderate 15% sand, 15% gravel, 0% rock, 70% muckSeepageLargemouth Bass (Present)No
Utica Lake

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Village of Summit, Town of Ottawa132514Moderate5% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 90% muckSpringPanfish (Abundant), Largemouth Bass (Common), Northern Pike (Present)No
Waterville Lake

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Village of Summit7612Moderate 10% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 70% muckDrainageLargemouth Bass (Common), Panfish (Present), Northern Pike (Present)No

Map of The Lake Country Area

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