Sailing on Lake Mendota at sunsetLake Mendota Homes & Real Estate

Watch movies like On Golden Pond, Great Outdoors, & Indian Summer, and you'll understand what the appeal of living on a lake such as Lake Mendota is all about. Whether you're interested in fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, waterskiing, or sipping coffee as the resident loons swim by as the morning fog rises off the lake – Madison lakeshore ownership offers something for everyone. Take a look at the Lake Mendota real estate listings that are currently available or to learn more about Lake Mendota and the top Madison destination for lakefront homes, Click Here.

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This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial ...

Photo of Listing #1769584

$3,499,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 6,431 ft²

Single Family

57 Cambridge Rd, Maple Bluff, WI

MLS® #1769584

This Rare, Classic Red Brick Georgian Colonial Home Is A Truly Historic Looking Mansion With All The Hallmarks Of A Modern Luxury Home. Built In 2003 By Michael F Simon Builders, The Home Is One Of The Builder's Most Beautiful And Livable Custom Homes In Ma...

Gorgeous Lakefront Home With Over 100' Of Lake ...

Photo of Listing #1784398

$2,100,000 Offer-Show

  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 6,400 ft²

Single Family

401 Woodward Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1784398

Gorgeous Lakefront Home With Over 100' Of Lake Shore. Includes Boathouse W/ Room Above. Beautiful Views Of Lake Mendota And The Capitol Throughout The Home. This Home Features Extra Large Crown Molding, 6 Zoned Radiant Floor Heating, A Gourmet Kitchen Inclu...

Elegant Lake Mendota Home Filled With Original ...

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$1,299,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.47 Acres
  • 3,563 ft²

Single Family

5010 Lake Mendota Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1771786

Elegant Lake Mendota Home Filled With Original Character And Countless Updates! Enjoy Lake Living At Its Finest With 101 Feet Of Water Frontage! The Charm Of This One Of A Kind Home Can Be Seen In Its Numerous Stained Glass Windows, Gorgeous Original Light ...

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level ...

Photo of Listing #1769397

$1,199,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 7,198 ft²

Single Family

2898 Tomahawk Ct, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1769397

Custom-built Dream Home With 120 Feet Of Level Lake Mendota Frontage And Sweeping Lake Views! Permanent Hoist On Quiet Inlet. Home Has A Northwoods Feel With Hand-hewn Log Millwork Throughout The Home, From The Staircases To The Beams Upstairs. Stone Firepl...

122 Feet Of Clear Frontage. Spacious Lake Home...

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$749,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.73 Acres
  • 3,767 ft²

Single Family

4102 Veith Ave, Madison, WI

MLS® #1781795

122 Feet Of Clear Frontage. Spacious Lake Home. Finished Lower Level Has Small Kitchen Area, Bedroom, Full Bath, And Huge Rec Room, Could Be A Nice Mother In Law Suite Or Area For Your College Student. Huge Deck On Back As Well As Screened Porch Area. U...

Breathtaking Views Of Lake Mendota, Capitol & 5...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #1752916

$735,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 2,544 ft²

Single Family

4862 Trantin Ct, Westport, WI

MLS® #1752916

Breathtaking Views Of Lake Mendota, Capitol & 50 Ft. Of Shoreline. Dramatic Floor-to-ceiling Windows In Living Rm Provide 180-degree View Of Lake. Open Floor Plan W/ Broad Window Exposure In Almost All Rooms. Natural Wood Floors, Sitting Area (or 3rd Bdrm) ...

After Thirty Wonderful Years, The Owner Feels I...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #1745157

$724,900 Offer-Bump

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.32 Acres
  • 2,674 ft²

Single Family

405 Woodward Dr, Madison, WI

MLS® #1745157

After Thirty Wonderful Years, The Owner Feels It Is Time For Others To Enjoy The Striking View Of The Capitol Across Lake Mendota, To Build Memories Of Summer Cook-outs, Boating And Sharing Glorious Sunsets From The Boat House Deck With Family And Friends. ...

Buy This Home And Get A State Park For Free! Lo...

Photo of Listing #1787649

$374,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.5 Acres
  • 2,197 ft²

Single Family

5683 Harbort Rd, Westport, WI

MLS® #1787649

Buy This Home And Get A State Park For Free! Located Minutes From Waunakee, Middleton And Madison. You Read Correctly. This Property Has Access To Lake Mendota From A Channel Through Six Mile Creek And Includes 1.5 Acres Of Spectacular Land. It Is Adjacent ...

Vrp $279,900- $289,900. Rare Opportunity To Pur...

Photo of Listing #1792367

$279,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 700 ft²

Condo

6019 Lake St, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1792367

Vrp $279,900- $289,900. Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Middleton Boathouse. Well Maintained And Updated, This Unit Has Hardwood Flooring, Stainless Appliances, Washer And Dryer, And Awesome View - 12' Of Frontage. Perfect Location For Family Fun, Boating, E...

Vrp $279,900-$289,900. Rare Opportunity To Purc...

Photo of Listing #1792368

$279,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.05 Acres
  • 700 ft²

Single Family

6019 Lake St, Middleton, WI

MLS® #1792368

Vrp $279,900-$289,900. Rare Opportunity To Purchase A Middleton Boathouse. Well Maintained And Updated, This Unit Has Hardwood Flooring, Stainless Appliances, Washer And Dryer, And Awesome View - 12' Of Frontage. Perfect Location For Family Fun, Boating, Ea...

Lake Mendota Overview

Lake Mendota is the largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes in Dane County, Wisconsin. Lake Mendota is a 9,842 acre lake with a maximum depth of about 82 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from 11 parks, 10 public boat landings, and 7 public beaches. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish. The lake's water is moderately clear. Lake Mendota’s bottom is almost 30% sand. 

 Lake Mendota Facts & Figures  

Size (in acres): 9,842
Elevation (feet above mean sea level): 850
Maximum Depth (in feet): 82
Mean Depth (in feet): 42
Number of Beaches: 7
Number of Boat Landings: 10
Parks: 11
Bottom: 29% sand, 29% gravel, 2% rock, 40% muck
Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Sturgeon and Catfish
Sources: Yahara Waterways, Dep't of National Resources, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission

Lake Mendota Architecture

Homes on Lake Mendota range from modest one-story ranches to spectacular multiple level, multi-million dollar homes complete with elevators and extensive parking and storage for your all your toys. As more and more of the older homes on Lake Mendota are torn down and replaced with new homes, prices on Lake Mendota have soared, especially in Madison, Shorewood Hills, and Middleton. Homes located on Lake Mendota in Maple Bluff tend to be larger and more worthy of restoring but some have nonetheless been torn down and replaced as well, resulting in some of the areas most incredible lakefront homes and estates. Maple Bluff is where you'll typically find the largest Lake Mendota lots, although there are still some wonderful opportunities on the north side of Lake Mendota in nearby Westport. In addition to wonderful vintage gems and modern showcase homes on Lake Mendota, you'll also find both old and new Lake Mendota condos for sale in and around the Madison area.

Lake Mendota Lifestyles

The University of Wisconsin-Madison borders the south shore of Lake Mendota, making areas lake homes in Shorewood Hills especially popular with U.W. professors and doctors who need to remain within short commuting distance of the U.W. Hospital & Clinics. Madison Wisconsin summers offer a mild climate with average temperatures of 67 degrees. Wiling away the time will be relatively comfortable in the summer and you'll certainly be able to enjoy sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your pier or deck. Lake Mendota is a sports-friendly lake so be sure to bring your motorboat, your sailboat, your jet skis and your waterskis. Stick around in the winter and there are no shortage of cold weather activities to enjoy on Lake Mendota either: ice skating, ice fishing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, kite flying and kite skating, just to name a few! 

Lake Mendota Resources

Betty Lou Cruises 
Boathouse Bar & Grill 
Captain Bill’s 
Friends Of Lake Mendota (FLAM)
Governor Nelson State Park
Hoofer Sailing Club
Mariner's Inn
Memorial Union Terrace
Mendota County Park
Mendota Rowing Club
Mendota Yacht Club
Nau-Ti-Gal 
The Edgewater 
The Statehouse
Warner Park
Burrows Park
Tenney Park

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