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Here are the 32 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Wisconsin - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Lake Geneva
(Wisconsin, USA)
2003 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. ...
Tichigan Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1977 Tichigan Lake Pictures Tichigan Lake Message Forums Also known as: Waterford Impoundment
Tichigan Lake is a portion of the Waterford Impoundment on the Fox River in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Region. It offers private lakefront living to a large number of lakelubbers. Tichigan Lake itself is a modest 268 acres, but with its connection to 108-acre Buena Lake and the 756-acre impounded portion ...
Castle Rock Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1951 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 ...
Lake Petenwell
(Wisconsin, USA)
1948 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 ...
Gile Flowage
(Wisconsin, USA)
1945 Tucked away in Wisconsin's Northwoods, Gile Flowage is a lovely wilderness getaway. With its undeveloped shoreline and all the amenities of nearby Hurley, Gile Flowage has something for everyone. Iron County, named for the iron ore mining that led to the area's development, is in Wisconsin's Northwoods ...
Lake DuBay
(Wisconsin, USA)
1943 Lake DuBay Pictures Also known as: DuBay Flowage
Located in central Wisconsin near Stevens Point, Lake DuBay is a great place to boat, fish and explore. Lake DuBay straddles Portage and Marathon Counties. It is an impoundment of the Wisconsin River sometimes referred to as the hardest working river in the country because of its importance for hydroelectric ...
Nelson Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1940 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 Sinissippi
(Wisconsin, USA)
1939 Lake Sinissippi Pictures Also known as: Sinissippi Lake
Located in Dodge County just north of Hustisford in the midst of Wisconsin farmland, Sinissippi Lake is a beautiful pastoral escape. Surrounded by gently rolling hills and home to both waterfowl and waterskiers, Sinissippi Lake is the perfect place for recreation and relaxation. The area around ...
Lake Owen
(Wisconsin, USA)
1938 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 ...
Lake Onalaska
(Minnesota, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1937 Lake Onalaska Pictures Lake Onalaska is a popular year-round recreation destination on the upper Mississippi River, located between La Crosse, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota. When Thomas G. Rowe stood on a Wisconsin bluff overlooking the Mississippi River into Minnesota in 1851, a line from Thomas Campbell's 1799 poem ...
Cisco Chain of Lakes
(Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1931 Cisco Chain of Lakes Pictures Cisco Chain of Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Little African Lake, Cisco Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Big African Lake, Record Lake, Lindsley Lake, Fishhawk Lake, Morley Lake, Poor Lake, Indian Lake, East Bay Lake, Big Lake, West Bay Lake, Mamie Lake, Clearwater Lake
One of the lesser-known gems in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is the Cisco Chain of Lakes. This chain of interconnected lakes straddles the border between Michigan and Wisconsin, with the majority of them within Gogebic County in Michigan, two shared with Vilas County, Wisconsin and one completely in Vilas ...
Lake Delton
(Wisconsin, USA)
1927 Lake Delton Pictures Lake Delton, whose name is derived from the French word Dalles meaning gorge, is one of the Midwest's most popular vacation areas. Along with the nearby Wisconsin Dells, the area gets more than three million visitors a year. Lake Delton and its sister lake, Mirror Lake, are impoundments of the Dell ...
Turtle-Flambeau Flowage
(Wisconsin, USA)
1926 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 ...
Lake Wisconsin
(Wisconsin, USA)
1924 Lake Wisconsin Pictures The bald eagle soars overhead its flight following the path of the Wisconsin River below. The river winds across the bottom of the state swelling gradually and filling with boats and people. The brightly colored boats don't matter to the eagle. He's looking for fish. For the people below, however, ...
Lake Chippewa
(Wisconsin, USA)
1923 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 ...
Lake Wissota
(Wisconsin, USA)
1917 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 ...
Lake Nokomis
(Wisconsin, USA)
1912 Lake Nokomis Message Forums It is no accident that Oneida County's motto is "Where nature lingered longer." Wisconsin's Northwoods are truly inspiring. With over a thousand lakes Oneida County has one of the largest concentrations of water bodies in the world. Lake Nokomis is part of Rice Reservoir which is the largest body ...
Lake Arbutus
(Wisconsin, USA)
1910 Lake Arbutus Message Forums Nestled in the northwest corner of the Black River State Forest near scenic Hatfield, Wisconsin, 839-acre Lake Arbutus offers visitors and residents excellent opportunities for fishing and recreation. Located in both Clark and Jackson counties, the lake spans the border between the Mississippi-Chippewa ...
Landing Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1910 Landing Lake Message Forums Landing Lake is a sparkling 220-acre lake on the Wisconsin side of the Wisconsin-Michigan border. Connected to 131-acre Mill Lake, the two lakes offer a combined 351 acres and over seven miles of shoreline for swimming, fishing, small boats, and kayaks. Landing Lake is located in the town of Land ...
Pelican Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1908 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 ...
Lake Winter
(Wisconsin, USA)
1901 Lake Winter Message Forums Lake Winter is a 257-acre lake hidden in the shadow of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. Created by an impoundment on the Brunet River in the early 1900s, Lake Winter stretches three miles long and one mile wide. With a reputation of being a Class A1 muskie lake, the ...
Manitowish Chain of Lakes
(Wisconsin, USA)
1887 Manitowish Chain of Lakes Pictures Manitowish Chain of Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Manitowish Chain O Lakes, Manitowish Chain, Manitowish Lakes
Located in the heart of scenic Vilas County, the Manitowish Chain of Lakes is truly a northern Wisconsin vacation paradise. The chain consists of ten sparkling lakes known for great fishing along with breathtaking beauty and quiet seclusion for swimming, canoeing, camping, and bird watching. With a ...
Rest Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1887 Rest Lake Message Forums Also known as: Manitowish Chain of Lakes
Located in Wisconsin's Vilas County, Rest Lake is part of the Manitowish Waters Chain which includes 10 beautiful lakes: Manitowish Lake, Little Star Lake, Island Lake, Rest Lake, Clear Lake, Fawn Lake, Spider Lake, Stone Lake, Wild Rice Lake, and Alder Lake linked by navigable channels. Rest Lake is ...
Prairie Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1863 Prairie Lake Message Forums Also known as: Chetek Chain of Lakes
Prairie Lake is the northernmost lake in the Chetek Chain of Lakes located in Wisconsin's Lake Superior Northwoods region. The Chetek Chain of Lakes consists of six lakes which are connected and can be easily navigated through channels. The six lakes that make up the chain are Chetek, Prairie, Pokegama, ...
Balsam Lake
(Wisconsin, USA)
1860 Balsam Lake Pictures Polk County in Northwest Wisconsin is described as a "Gift of the Glaciers." The phrase certainly applies to Balsam Lake and the town that bears its name. Balsam Lake has exceptional fishing, boating and wildlife and is a gift for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. The Native Americans named the ...
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