Lake Waubesa is the 3rd largest lake in the Yahara chain of lakes. It is home to 70 bird species and 11 mammalian species. Located only minutes from downtown Madison and considerably more affordable than other Madison lakes, Lake Waubesa is a great destination if you're interested in both wildlife and recreation. Get your pontoon boat ready and head to Lake Waubesa! You can make a whole day of it by heading north on Lake Waubesa and connecting through to Lake Monona. For more about Lake Waubesa, Click Here.
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Lake Waubesa is a 2,074 acre lake located in Dane County with 15 miles of shoreland. 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 at Goodland County Park Beach located on Lake Waubesa's Western shore. Fishing is year-round and includes Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye and Catfish.
Lake Waubesa Facts & Figures
|Size (in acres):||2,074|
|Elevation (feet above mean sea level):||845|
|Maximum Depth (in feet):||38|
|Mean Depth (in feet):||16|
|Number of Beaches:||1|
|Number of Boat Landings:||4|
|Bottom:||60% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 35% 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|
Lake Waubesa Home Styles
There has been tremendous investment in homes and real estate on Lake Waubesa. There are also some vacant lots and small cottages left on Waubesa, some of which are tear-downs. Homes on Lake Waubesa can be modestly priced or at the other end of the spectrum. Popular Lake Waubesa neighborhoods featuring affordable homes with lake frontage include Brickson Park, Camp Leonard, Crescent Park, Edwards Park, Greenridge Park, Idlewood, Larson Beach, Morris Park and Waubesa Beach. On the other end of the spectrum is Brett Bielma's former Lake Waubesa home (which he never moved into prior to leaving WI) which sold for $1.75m (with competing offers). More recently, Lake Waubesa is seeing some new construction condo projects that is adding sorely needed inventory.
Lake Waubesa Recreation
15 acre Goodman Park on Lake Waubesa's western shores is one of the oldest parks in Dane County. This partially wooded park includes about 600 feet of shoreline, two shelter houses, several picnic areas, play equipment, a softball field, a horseshoe pit and designated areas for volleyball, tennis and basketball. There is also an unsupervised swimming area and a public boat launch.
Lake Farm County Park is a 328-acre park on the northwestern side of Lake Waubesa. It is part of the Capitol Springs Centennial State Park and Recreation Area. This park features three shelters, play equipment, a public boat launch with fish cleaning facility, camping grounds, wildlife pond, lookout tower, hiking and cross-country ski trails, off-leash dog exercise area, disc golf course, and the Native American Archaeological Trail.
Lake Waubesa Resources
Babcock County Park
Capitol Springs Centennial State Park And Recreation Area
Green Lantern Restaurant
Goodland County Park Beach
Lake Farm County Park
Lake Waubesa Conservation Association
Lake Waubesa Fishery Area
Mud Lake Park
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