Yahara River

The Yahara River, also known historically as "Catfish River," "Gahara River," and "Myan-mek," is a tributary of the 45-mile-long Rock River in southern Wisconsin, both of which feed into the Mississippi River. The Yahara River links the four lakes that the City of Madison was built around. Homes for sale on the Yahara River offer spectacular waterfront views and endless opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures on both the water and land.



Views of a bridge over Yahara River in Wisconsin

Yahara River Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $586K
Lowest Price $18.5K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 314
Avg. Days On Market 220
Avg. Price/SQFT $333

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560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Lake Delton

$7,500,000

560 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Lake Delton

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1901044
1929 Ac W Douglas Road, Avon

$6,100,000

1929 Ac W Douglas Road, Avon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1953453
95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

$4,945,000

↓ $10,000

95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1945902
356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

$4,679,000

356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,262 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1966516
W3196 County Road K, Green Lake

$4,490,000

W3196 County Road K, Green Lake

8 Beds 5.5 Baths 7,723 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 389480
L1-2 County Road A, Brooklyn

$4,000,000

L1-2 County Road A, Brooklyn

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1959040
Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

$3,750,000

Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1962630
5404 Lake Mendota Drive, Madison

$3,725,000

↓ $50,000

5404 Lake Mendota Drive, Madison

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,113 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1934832
E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

$2,999,900

↓ $200,100

E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

4 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,724 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1953496
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W1250 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,649,000

W1250 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,256 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971405
4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

$2,485,000

↑ $7,223

4146 Veith Avenue, Madison

3 Beds 4 Baths 4,988 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1946226
162 Ac Fritz Road, Montrose

$2,440,000

162 Ac Fritz Road, Montrose

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1969486
New
N5036 St Helena Road, Oak Grove

$2,400,000

N5036 St Helena Road, Oak Grove

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,393 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971585
3703 Highway 13, Dell Prairie

$2,330,000

3703 Highway 13, Dell Prairie

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1955448
W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,299,000

W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,358 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1969003
25994 Arnell Drive, Richland

$2,150,000

↓ $200,000

25994 Arnell Drive, Richland

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1963301
W1546 Sandstone Avenue, Green Lake

$1,999,000

W1546 Sandstone Avenue, Green Lake

2 Beds 1.5 Baths 1,744 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1969302
W1450 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$1,999,000

↓ $100,000

W1450 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 4,306 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1965883
W10642 Becker Road, Dekorra

$1,949,000

W10642 Becker Road, Dekorra

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,595 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1964095
S9152 Dam Heights Road, Prairie Du Sac

$1,899,000

↓ $50,000

S9152 Dam Heights Road, Prairie Du Sac

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,513 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1963057
W3044 Longview Lane, Green Lake

$1,849,000

↓ $50,000

W3044 Longview Lane, Green Lake

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,142 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1962204
125 Lu Foster Lane, Merrimac

$1,750,000

↓ $50,000

125 Lu Foster Lane, Merrimac

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 4,167 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1959674
N6619 18th Avenue, Shields

$1,700,000

N6619 18th Avenue, Shields

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,523 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1968049
2845 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

$1,700,000

2845 Crestwood Drive, Crescent

5 Beds 5.5 Baths 8,200 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1962738

Yahara River Homes For Sale

Yahara River homes for sale range from gorgeous single-family homes to modern condos and waterfront lots where you can build your dream home or cottage. Many properties offer direct access to the water with options for docks and private boat slips.

Established single-family homes on the Yahara River often feature large windows for soaking up views of the water, decks where you can enjoy the fresh air, and outdoor areas that are perfect places to play games or gather with friends and family. 

Features of these homes could include hardwood floors, fireplaces and open-plan living spaces. Some older homes have been updated with new appliances, kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures, while others are sold as is, giving you the option to customize as you please.

Condos for sale on the Yahara River offer a resort-like feel with enticing amenities such as swimming pools, private piers and dedicated parking spaces. Most condos have balconies that overlook the water or surrounding scenery, generous living spaces, and modern kitchens.

This page posts updates to Yahara River real estate listings including single family homes, condos, and vacant lots every 15 minutes. To browse Yahara River condos only, visit our Yahara River Condos page.

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Yahara River Overview

The Yahara River rises in northern Dane County and flows past DeForest and Windsor into Lake Mendota in Madison, then southeastwardly through Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa and through the communities of Monona, McFarland and Stoughton. It joins the Rock River in northern Rock County about 9 miles north of Janesville.

Yahara River Recreation

Yahara River, meandering through the heart of southern Wisconsin, offers a diverse range of activities that celebrate the natural beauty and showcase the vibrant community spirit that thrives along its banks. Start your adventure with a visit to the Tenney Park Lock and Dam, a historical gem nestled along the river's course. This engineering marvel, dating back to the early 1900s, is a captivating sight. It's a perfect place to learn about the river's importance in the region's industrial history while witnessing the mesmerizing sight of water rushing through the dam's gates. 

For those who have a deep appreciation for the great outdoors, the Yahara River boasts lush green spaces like Indian Mound Park, Babcock County Park, Lewis Park, Marshwoods Park, Grandview Park, the Lower Yahara River Trail, and more where you can enjoy leisurely strolls, hikes, picnics, and bird-watching along its scenic trails. These tranquil parks offer a serene backdrop for outdoor relaxation and appreciation of the river's beauty. 

The culinary scene along Yahara River is a delightful surprise, with restaurants like Maple Tree Supper Club, Angelo's McFarland, Culver's, Palenque Mexican Bar & Grill, Luke's Cafe, The Wine House, Grace Coffee, and more offering diverse menus of mouthwatering dishes. Take in all of the options to satiate any appetite with a waterfront view while experiencing the warmth of the locals that characterize dining in this riverside community. 

Experience the area's rich history just a twenty minute drive away at the Schumacher Farm County Park and Museum. This living history farm and museum showcases the agricultural heritage of the region. Stroll through the historic buildings, engage with knowledgeable guides, and immerse yourself in the history of the Yahara River's surroundings.


View over Lake Mendota in Wisconsin

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Yahara River Resources

Friends of the Yahara River Parkway 
Friends of Yahara River Headwaters, Inc. 
Yahara Hills Park (South) 
Yahara Lakes Association 
Yahara Lakes Info System 
Yahara Fishing Club 
Yahara Place Park 
Yahara River Parkway 
Yahara Waterways Trail Guide 


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