Lake Kegonsa is located midway between Stoughton and McFarland in Dane County, Wisconsin. It is the last of the four lakes in the Yahara chain of lakes. Lake Kegonsa is known as "The Best Kept Secret" because this lake is accessible from the other three lakes only when the locks are open. As a result, Lake Kegonsa is exceptionally quiet due to its location at the end of the chain of lakes. For more information about Lake Kegonsa homes and lifestyles, Click Here.
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Lake Kegonsa Neighborhoods
Some of the most popular neighborhoods with lake homes situated on Lake Kegonsa include Camp Columbia, Camp Dewey, Colladay Park, Colladay Point, Crown Point, Crystal Springs Park, Kegonsa Grove, Kegonsa Park, Lee's Park, Lincoln Park, Orvold's Park, Pike Front, Quam's Park, Rock Elm Park and Shadyside Park. If you're looking for a home on a certain shore of Lake Kegonsa because you want to live near the country club or state park or have your heart set on a certain sunset or orientation, contact us. No request is too big or small and we are always happy to help.
Lake Kegonsa is a 3,200 acre lake located in Dane County. It was created by a glacier during the final ice age circa 12,000 years ago. It has a maximum depth of about 38 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from 11 parks, 4 public boat landings, and a public beach called Lake Kegonsa State Park Beach. Fishing takes place year-round and includes Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Catfish.
Lake Kegonsa Facts & Figures
|Size (in acres):||3,200|
|Elevation (feet above mean sea level):||843|
|Maximum Depth (in feet):||32|
|Mean Depth (in feet):||17|
|Number of Beaches:||1|
|Number of Boat Landings:||3|
|Bottom:||70% sand, 14% gravel, 1% rock, 15% muck|
|Fish:||Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Catfish|
|Sources:||Yahara Waterways, Dep't of National Resources, Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission|
Brief History of Lake Kegonsa
Early area settlers referred to Lake Kegonsa as “First Lake” because it was the first of the four Madison lakes they encountered traveling north up the Yahara River. The name Kegonsa is attributed to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians who once lived in the area. Kegonsa means “Lake of Many Fishes”. Today, Lake Kegonsa is still one of Wisconsin’s most productive fishing lakes.
Lake Kegonsa Recreation
Lake Kegonsa State Park is a wonderful resource that borders the northeast portion of Lake Kegonsa's 10-mile shoreline. Discover the many Things to do at Lake Kegonsa State Park when you're in the area or thinking of moving to the area. The natural scenery of Lake Kegonsa makes it the perfect backdrop for your recreational pursuits and family gatherings. Lake Kegonsa is famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets and its sandy, smooth water - excellent for sailing, water skiing, jet-skiing and fishing (especially panfish, northerns, & walleyes). If golf is your game, consider joining The Stoughton Country Club. Or head over to nearby Stoughton with its charming shops and restaurants when it's time for a break from the lake. In the wintertime Lake Kegonsa residents enjoy ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing & ice skating.
Lake Kegonsa Resources
Big Sky Restaurant
Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society
Koffee Kup Restaurant
Lake Kegonsa Sailing Club
The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club
City of Stoughton
Stoughton Chamber of Commerce
Stoughton Country Club
Springer's On the Lake
Quam’s Motor Sports
Town of Pleasant Springs
Town of Dunn
Kegonsa State Park
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