Whitewater & Rice Lake Fun Facts & Figures


The Whitewater-Rice Lake Management District is the taxing entity who addresses lake management issues. The following figures are based on Whitewater-Rice Lake Management District data.


Whitewater Lake

  • Maximum depth of 40+ feet.

  • Mean depth of 8.3 feet.

  • Spans 705 acres with 10 miles of shoreline.

  • Home to 350 lakefront properties.

  • Is “spring” fed and “seepage” fed.

  • Provides public access at the beach and boat landings.

  • Great fishing for Panfish, Perch, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye.

Rice Lake

  • Maximum depth of 11+ feet.

  • Mean depth of 5.8 feet.

  • Spans 167 acres with 3.3 miles of shoreline.

  • Home to 55 lakefront properties.

  • Provides public access at a boat landing.

  • Great fishing for Panfish, Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike.

Whitewater-Rice Lake Area

  • Located in Walworth County, WI.

  • Served by the Towns of Whitewater and Richmond

  • 851 total land parcels (Whitewater 80% & Richmond 20%).

  • 405 total waterfront residences

  • 443 total off the water residences

  • Neighbors the Kettle Moraine State Forest to the north and the Natureland County Park to the south.

  • The Greater Whitewater Lake Property Owner’s Association (GWLPOA) is a voluntary organization with oversight of the lake.

To learn more about the history of the lakes, visit The History of Whitewater and Rice Lake

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