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 $642K
Lowest Price $10K
Highest Price $10M
Total Listings 406
Avg. Days On Market 163
Avg. Price/SQFT $341

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16216 & 1615 Ia Highway 86, Other

$9,950,000

16216 & 1615 Ia Highway 86, Other

8 Beds 8.5 Baths 24,876 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1975984
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
W1971 Belle Mapps Court, Brooklyn

$6,000,000

W1971 Belle Mapps Court, Brooklyn

6 Beds 5.5 Baths 7,111 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1979475
3307 South Shore Drive, Delavan

$5,500,000

3307 South Shore Drive, Delavan

7 Beds 8.5 Baths 10,122 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 393197
356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

$4,199,000

↓ $300,000

356 Forest Avenue, Green Lake

9 Beds 5.5 Baths 5,702 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1966516
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
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4713 County Highway M, Westport

$3,800,000

4713 County Highway M, Westport

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 7,401 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 394080
Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

$3,750,000

Lot 3 Meiklejohn Drive, Empire

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1962630
W1912 Tuleta Hill Road, Green Lake

$3,500,000

W1912 Tuleta Hill Road, Green Lake

5 Beds 4.5 Baths 4,978 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1979305
N919 County Road H, Fremont

$3,300,000

N919 County Road H, Fremont

5 Beds 1 Bath 2,000 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1975537
95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

$3,200,000

↓ $1,695,000

95 Acres Highway 13, Springville

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1945902
E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

$2,999,900

E12311 County Road W, Greenfield

4 Beds 5.5 Baths 6,724 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1974924
E4672 Winnebago Court, La Valle

$2,900,000

E4672 Winnebago Court, La Valle

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 6,701 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1978090
W1250 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,599,000

↓ $50,000

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
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
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13473 N Strawberry Point Drive, Lac Du Flambeau

$2,295,000

↓ $200,000

13473 N Strawberry Point Drive, Lac Du Flambeau

6 Beds 3.5 Baths 5,540 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1979679
N5195 Forest Glen Beach Road, Green Lake

$2,249,000

↓ $50,000

N5195 Forest Glen Beach Road, Green Lake

7 Beds 5.5 Baths 4,000 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1971836
W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

$2,249,000

↓ $50,000

W1192 Spring Grove Road, Green Lake

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 3,358 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1969003
5808 Winnequah Trail, Monona

$2,100,000

↓ $150,000

5808 Winnequah Trail, Monona

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,500 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1976051
607b Illinois Avenue, Green Lake

$2,049,000

607b Illinois Avenue, Green Lake

5 Beds 2 Baths 1,998 SqFt Single Family MLS® # 1977521
10895 Jack Oak Road, Cassville

$1,999,900

10895 Jack Oak Road, Cassville

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Lots & Acreage MLS® # 1979420

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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