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Here are the 72 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Wisconsin - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Lake Superior
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Michigan, USA / Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
9,799,680,000 Lake Superior Pictures Skipping over state and country borders, Lake Superior, the largest, deepest, coldest, cleanest, least developed, and most pristine of the Great Lakes, reigns as the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. By volume, this 31,820 square mile colossus ranks fourth - a whopping 2,900 cubic ...
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
6,858,776,000 Lake Michigan-Huron Pictures Lake Michigan and Lake Huron - two of North America's Great Lakes - are contiguous and they share the same elevation of 577 feet above sea level. They are connected by the five-mile-wide Straits of Mackinac. Hydrologically, this makes these "two lakes" a single lake. Some hydrologists designate the ...
Lake Michigan
(Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
3,987,456,000 Lake Michigan Pictures As the only Great Lake nestled completely within the boundaries of the United States, Lake Michigan is the pride and joy of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The lake boasts a huge area of 22,400 square miles, making it the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world to be contained ...
Lake Winnebago
(Wisconsin, USA)
1,230,000 Lake Winnebago Pictures Lake Winnebago Message Forums American white pelicans skim across the surface of Lake Winnebago, fishing alongside the anglers below. Birds and fishermen alike flock to the beautiful lake waters in the Central Sands Prairie Region of Wisconsin, both hoping to catch one of the many fish in the lake. The pelican wants breakfast. The ...
Lake Petenwell
(Wisconsin, USA)
495,000 Thirty miles north of the famous Wisconsin Dells near Monroe Center, Lake Petenwell is a hidden treasure. The largest manmade inland lake in the state and the second largest overall, Lake Petenwell covers parts of both Adams and Juneau Counties. Petenwell Dam was built on the Wisconsin River by the ...
Lake Pepin
(Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
450,000 Lake Pepin Pictures Lake Pepin is the largest lake on the Mississippi River, formed about 9,500 years ago by the backup of water behind sediments where the Chippewa River empties into the Mighty Mississippi. Lake Pepin occupies a 28-mile portion of the border between Minnesota and Wisconsin. This glacial lake once extended ...
Lake Mendota
(Wisconsin, USA)
389,000 Lake Mendota Pictures Also known as: Yahara Chain of Lakes
Sometimes called the "City of 4 Lakes," Madison in Dane County is the capital of Wisconsin and its second largest city. Its "Lake, City, Lake" trademark is very appropriate. Madison sits on an isthmus - a narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land bordered on two sides by water. In ...
Lake Geneva
(Wisconsin, USA)
299,182 Lake Geneva Pictures Also known as: Geneva Lake
A laid-back atmosphere mixed with amazing activities make astoundingly beautiful Lake Geneva one of the most perfect relaxation and recreation destinations in Wisconsin. Lake Geneva is located in southeastern Wisconsin's Walworth County within easy driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. ...
Fox Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
198,307 The Winnebago Indians, the area's first inhabitants called it Hosh-a-rac-ah-tah or "good land." Later it was known as "Waushara" or "fish spear," and finally as Fox Lake in tribute to Big Fox, a Winnebago who saved a local trapper. Today Fox Lake in the southern savanna region of Wisconsin is known ...
Castle Rock Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
172,050 Castle Rock Lake Pictures Also known as: Castle Rock Flowage
Castle Rock Lake offers what lake lovers want: a lot of water, an abundance of fish, and countless beautiful views. Castle Rock one of Wisconsin's largest inland lakes, covering an impressive 16,640 acres. The lake and the surrounding area are a great nature getaway, promising visitors a chance to ...
Lac Courte Oreilles
(Wisconsin, USA)
169,000 Lac Courte Oreilles Pictures Also known as: Hayward Lakes
Known for its "really big muskie," Lac Courte Oreilles near Hayward in Sawyer County has been a popular recreation spot with anglers for well over a hundred years. The fertile Wisconsin Northwoods with its wild rice and abundant wildlife has been calling to people for much longer. Mounds on the ...
Lake Wissota
(Wisconsin, USA)
160,970 Also known as: Wissota Lake
If you are a Titanic (the movie) fan, you might remember Jack Dawson saying that he grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He also mentioned that he used to fish on Lake Wissota when he was young. The problem with that statement is that the Titanic sank in 1912, and construction didn't begin on Lake ...
Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
(Wisconsin, USA)
135,000 Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Pictures Called the "Crown Jewel of Wisconsin," Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is a beautiful undeveloped getaway. Its quiet water, plentiful fish and wildlife and private wooded shores make it a perfect vacation destination for nature enthusiasts from all over. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage was created with the ...
Fence Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
132,517 Fence Lake Message Forums Fence Lake is an impressive 3,555-acre lake near the town of Minocqua in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Surrounded by the dense hardwood and pine forests of Wisconsin's beautiful Northwoods region, the lake's ideal location offers visitors ample opportunity for fishing, hiking, cross county skiing and some ...
Lake Chippewa
(Wisconsin, USA)
123,000 Lake Chippewa Pictures Also known as: Chippewa Flowage, Hayward Lakes
Tucked away in Sawyer County in northwest Wisconsin, Lake Chippewa is a rare undeveloped paradise. Called the "Big Chip," Lake Chippewa is one of Wisconsin's largest inland lakes and tops the list for pristine water and wilderness. Lake Chippewa was formed by the construction of the Winter Dam on ...
Tomahawk Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
111,958 Oneida County is known as the place "Where nature lingered longer." With over a thousand lakes, 68,447 acres of water and tens of thousands of acres of Wisconsin Northwoods, the phrase is certainly appropriate. One of the places nature lingered is on beautiful Tomahawk Lake. Oneida County has one ...
Round Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
100,146 Round Lake Pictures Also known as: Hayward Lakes
Nestled in Wisconsin's Northwoods, Round Lake in Sawyer County is a fantastic place to boat and fish. Part of the Hayward Lakes that include Grindstone Lake, Lac Court Oreilles and nearby Lake Chippewa, Round Lake is a deep, clear lake with some exceptionally large fish. Round Lake is a natural ...
Lake Monona
(Wisconsin, USA)
85,929 Lake Monona Pictures Also known as: Yahara Chain of Lakes
Originally called "Tchee-ho-bo-kee-xa-te-la" or Teepee Lake by the Winnebago Indians who lived in the area, Lake Monona is one of the lakes bordering Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is Wisconsin's capital city and is located on an isthmus or strip of land bordered on one side by Lake Mendota and on the ...
Lake Koshkonong
(Wisconsin, USA)
55,792 Lake Koshkonong Pictures Sprawled across southern Wisconsin, just a few miles down the Rock River from Fort Atkinson, Lake Koshkonong is a fantastic place to boat and fish. The Southern Savanna Region lake has a rich history, plentiful wildlife and thousands of acres of beautiful water to draw visitors from all over. Formed ...
Namekagon Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
50,032 Namekagon Lake Pictures Also known as: Lake Namekagon
Surrounded on all sides by the beautiful Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Lake Namekagon is a great Wisconsin Northwoods getaway in Bayfield County. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is over a million acres of Wisconsin's beautiful Northwoods, and the forest is a restoration success. By ...
Lac Vieux Desert
(Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
49,128 Also known as: Lac Vieux Lake
Lac Vieux Desert is the French name for this 4,260-acre lake of Michigan and Wisconsin. The name was given by French fur trappers who were among the first Euro-Americans to settle the area. It is an ambiguous name and has been translated variably to mean "Lake of the Old Clearing," "Lake of the Old ...
Lake Kegonsa
(Wisconsin, USA)
46,033 Lake Kegonsa Pictures Also known as: Yahara Chain of Lakes
Lake Kegonsa gets its name from "Ke-go-e," the Chippewa word for fish, and it has been called the "Lake of Many Fishes." The lake is in Dane County near Madison, Wisconsin and along with Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, and Lake Waubesa, makes up the Yahara Chain. Linked by the Yahara River, all the Yahara ...
Pelican Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
42,860 Oneida County in Wisconsin's Northwoods has over a thousand lakes and over 68,000 acres of water making it one of the largest concentrations of water bodies in the world. A surprising number of those lakes are called Pelican Lake. The largest of the lakes with the name and the largest individual lake ...
Nelson Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
38,000 With its undeveloped shoreline and beautiful water, Nelson Lake joins the other Hayward Lakes as a fantastic Wisconsin destination. Historically there wasn't much logging or farming in the part of Sawyer County around Nelson Lake. So rather than growing from a utilitarian need, Nelson Lake was always ...
Lake Owen
(Wisconsin, USA)
36,250 Lake Owen Message Forums Nestled in the heart of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Drummond, Wisconsin, 1,323-acre Lake Owen stretches for nine miles through scenic rolling hills and towing pines. A great place to camp, fish and have fun, the lake features public boat ramps, sandy beaches and deep, crystal clear water ...
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