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About Whitewater Lake

Nestled in the Kettle Moraine Southern Forest, Whitewater Lake is known for its outstanding views,  abundant recreation, & watersports.


Whitewater Lake offers plenty of watersports and recreation including:

  • Fishing for Panfish, Perch, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike & Walleye

  • Boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, & swimming

  • Nearby hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling trails

  • Natureland County Park on the southern end and the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit on the northern end of the lake.

The lake spans 705 acres with 10 miles of shoreline (Learn more facts & figures). Between 1946-1947 when the smaller Whitewater Lake, Bass Lake, and Round Lake become one, Whitewater Lake was formed (Learn more about the History of Whitewater & Rice Lakes).

Lake Info


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705 acres 

40+ feet

8.3 feet


About the Whitewater Area

Take a short drive to Downtown Whitewater for lodging, dining, shopping,  and activities. Whitewater has excellent public schools, the nationally recognized University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, business and technology parks, a historic downtown,  a growing retail environment, and a variety of community events. Whitewater is also an Ice Age Trail community.​


Whitewater provides an excellent quality of life. Studies show that many individuals prefer "micropolitan" areas or small towns on the fringe of larger cities.  Whitewater is approximately 50 miles from Madison, 50 miles from Milwaukee, and 80 miles from Chicago.


Whitewater Lake attracts both full-time Wisconsin residents and many vacationers from the Chicago area and northern Illinois. In addition to Whitewater Lake, Whitewater is also home to Rice Lake, Cravath Lake, and Trippe Lake. 

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Walworth County

Town of Whitewater & Town of Richmond

Whitewater Unified 



Whitewater (~8 mi)

Elkhorn (~15 mi)

Delavan (~15 mi)

Milton (~14 mi)

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