Get To Know Lake Winnebago
Technically, it’s not one of the official Great Lakes, no. But scholars agree, Lake Winnebago is an Awesome Lake. We could talk statistics if you want: it covers 131,939 acres. Over 220 square miles through Fond du Lac, Calumet, and Winnebago counties. And it offers up to 88 miles of shoreline, for gosh sakes! But the coolest thing about Lake Winnebago is all the beauty and joy, adrenaline and memories it creates.
The fishing is legendary. Especially walleye, perch, and wait for it… sturgeon spearing! The lake sturgeon population here is one of the highest anywhere. And there’s much more than fishing and boating. There’s ice fishing.
Lake Winnebago is also ideal for wind sports, like sailing, windsurfing and ice kiting. And for waterskiing, kayaking and paddleboarding. It’s exhausting just listing all the activities. So let’s list some inactivities… Strolling on the shore at sunrise. Quietly connecting with nature. Sampling restaurants, taverns and cocktails at sunset.
So get up here and get out on the lake. Or just sit and stare at it. Whatever floats your boat.
The Archer Thomas Olsen Trail is located in Lakeside Park West, near one of Fond du Lac’s dog parks. . . . more
Columbia Park is a 19-acre county park located on Lake Winnebago in Malone, about ten miles northeas . . . more
The Fond du Lac Loop is a 16-mile bicycle and pedestrian pathway designed to facilitate a safe, heal . . . more
Freshwater fun for everyone! Bringing Wisconsin a thrilling, unique freshwater experience for the en . . . more
High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin’s large . . . more
Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, located on the south side of Horicon Marsh on Highway 28 . . . more
The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge provides an undisturbed sanctuary for a number of migratory bir . . . more
Featuring a beautiful view of Lake Winnebago and an elegant spot for delightful, three-course sunset . . . more
The Long Lake Recreation Area nestles along the east shore of Long Lake. From May–mid-Oct, the . . . more