Waukesha County Lakes Information

Discover Waukesha County – Lake Country and the Beauty of WATER

The many lakes in Waukesha County gives you the chance to get away from it all. Once known as the Saratoga of the west, Waukesha County was a popular resort destination. The area still retains this idyllic feel as it looks out over the pristine lakes of Wisconsin, some of which are: Pewaukee Lake, Upper and Lower Nemahbin, Lake Nagawicka, Beaver Lake, Pine Lake, Upper and Lower Nashotah Lake,Oconomowoc Lake, Lac La Belle, Silver Lake, Okauchee Lake, North Lake, and Moose Lake.



Waukesha County’s LAKE COUNTRY contains all or portions of 33 major lakes with a combined surface area of approximately 14,000 acres, or 21.9 square miles, or about 3.8% of the total area of the County.(This represents about 38% of the combined surface area of the 101 major lakes in the seven-county Southeastern Wisconsin Region, more than any other county in the Region.)

Thirty of the major lakes are located entirely within the County, while three major lakes, Lake Denoon, Golden Lake, and Lake Five, are located only partially within the County. In addition to the major lakes, there are 47 other named water bodies with lake characteristics (major inland lakes are those with a surface area of 50 acres or larger)

Lake Watershed Township Surface Area Max. Depth
(acres) (feet)
Applebecker Millpond Bark Delafield 12 5
Ashippun* Ashippun Oconomowoc 83 40
Bass Bay Muskego-Wind Muskego 100 23
Beaver Oconomowoc Merton 316 49
Beaver Dam Bark Eagle 36
Big Bend Pond Middle Fox Vernon 7 10
Big Muskego* Muskego-Wind Muskego 2,260 4
Brown Mukwonago Mukwonago 12 15
Buth Bark Summit 4 5
Cornell Oconomowoc Merton 16 12
Crooked Bark Summit 58 16
Crystal Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 17 30
Denoon Middle Fox Muskego 162 55
Duck Bark Summit 12 1
Dutchman Bark Ottawa 33 43
Eagle Spring* Mukwonago Eagle 311 8
Egg Bark Summit 2 3
Etter Upper Fox Delafield 11 5
Five Oconomowoc Merton 102 23
Florence Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 21 48
Forest Oconomowoc Merton 41 17
Fowler* Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 99 50
Garvin Oconomowoc Merton 17 36
Golden Bark Summit 250 46
Grass (Mud) Oconomowoc Merton 33
Henrietta Bark Summit 15 7
Hogan Mukwonago Mukwonago 8 3
Hunters Bark Ottawa 57 46
Keesus* Oconomowoc Merton 237 42
Lac La Belle* Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 1,117 45
Larkin Bark Ottawa 57 4
Leota (Laura) Oconomowoc Summit 8 11
Linnie Lac* Muskego-Wind New Berlin 6 6
Little Muskego* Muskego-Wind Muskego 506 65
Lower Genesee Bark Summit 66 45
Lower Kelly Root New Berlin 3 36
Lower Nashotah Bark Summit 90 43
Lower Nemahbin Bark Summit 271 36
Lower Phantom* Mukwonago Mukwonago 433 12
Menomonee Park Pond Upper Fox Menomonee Falls 15 50
Merton Millpond Bark Lisbon 38 8
Middle Genesee* Bark Summit 109 40
Monches Millpond Oconomowoc Merton 16 4
Monterey Millpond Ashippun Oconomowoc 30 8
Moose Oconomowoc Merton 81 61
Mukwonago Park Pond Mukwonago Mukwonago 1 5
Nagawicka Bark Delafield 957 90
Norris Foundation Pond Middle Fox Vernon 3 8
North* Oconomowoc Merton 439 78
Oconomowoc Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 804 62
Okauchee* Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 1,187 94
Ottawa Scuppernong Ottawa 28 16
Pewaukee Upper Fox Delafield 2,493 45
Pine Oconomowoc Merton 703 85
Pretty* Bark Ottawa 64 35
Rainbow Springs Mukwonago Eagle 25 16
Reagon Bark Ottawa 16 10
Roxy Pond Mukwonago Mukwonago 17 3
Saratoga Upper Fox Waukesha 24 6
Saylesville Millpond Middle Fox Genesee 45 4
School Section* Bark Ottawa 125 8
Scuppernong Creek Pond Bark Ottawa 20 5
Silver Oconomowoc Summit 222 44
Spahn Bark Summit 4 5
Spring Middle Fox Mukwonago 105 22
Spring (Dousman) Bark Ottawa 14 8
Sybil Bark Summit 2
Tamarack Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 30 15
Tierney Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 15 5
Upper Genesee Bark Summit 37 27
Upper Kelly Root New Berlin 12 9
Upper Nashotah Bark Summit 133 53
Upper Nemahbin* Bark Summit 283 61
Upper Oconomowoc Oconomowoc Oconomowoc 43 11
Upper Phantom* Mukwonago Mukwonago 110 29
Utica Bark Summit 14 25
Waterville Bark Summit 68 12
Widgeon/Bowron Bark Summit 25 25
Willow Spring* Middle Fox Mukwonago 46 13
Wood Mukwonago Mukwonago 20 22


Waukesha County’s LAKE COUNTRY – A place to gather & talk about living on the lake, wanting to live on the lake, and desire adventures at the lake.