Lake Mendota - Madison


Lake Mendota - Madison, Wisconsin

Lake Mendota - Madison real estate is regarded as a top ten market in Wisconsin for lake homes and lake lots.

Typically, buyers can find 50 Lake Mendota - Madison homes for sale, and 10 lake lots and land for sale. Offering houses at many price points, Lake Mendota - Madison homes for sale have an average list price of $664,000.

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  • 22Mi. of Shoreline
  • 41Avg. Depth
  • 82Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Tenney Dam
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
Maple Bluff Marina
(608) 244-3048
Farwell Dr.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-9316
5320 Blue Bill Park Dr S
Madison , WI 53704
(608) 267-2680
3700 Lake Mendota Dr.
Madison , WI 53705
Golf Courses
(608) 232-4201
3500 Bishops Bay Dr
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 231-2454
3606 Blackhawk Dr
Madison , WI 53705
(608) 249-2144
500 Kensington Dr.
Madison , WI 53704
(608) 831-3005
5140 County Highway M
Waunakee, WI 53597
(608) 224-3730
5133 Co Hwy M
Middleton, WI 53562
  • Counties: Dane County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Host of 2004 Rhythm and Booms Celebration. Concert on the Green-Bishops Bay Country Club. Madison Mini Marathon start and finish line.
  • Sailing clubs: Hoofer Sailing Club- A collection of UW students and Madison residents team up for recreational and competitive sailing.
  • Interesting facts: Multiple properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Contains over 18 miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails. Half a mile away from the state capitol building at one edge. Just off the shoreline you can find the Olbrich Botanical Gardens named as one of the 10 most inspiring gardens in America by Horticulture Magazine.
  • Known for: Being the largest of the four Yahara Lake Chain lakes. Fulfilling one of the two lakes that make up the "Lake, City, Lake" nickname.
  • History: The lake was named by the Chippewa People, using the word Mendota which means great or large. The name was officially accepted in 1849 by Frank Hudson a Madison surveyor.
  • Landmarks: Frank Lloyd Wright-John Pew House. Governor Nelson State Park. University of Wisconsin.
  • Other notes: Lake Mendota has been called the most studied lake in the United States, with the UW–Madison Center for limnology resting on its southern bank.
(608) 263-6400
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53792
General Mitchell International Airport
5300 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
90 miles away
Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Ln, Madison, WI 53704
8 miles away
    About Lake Mendota - Madison
    Lake Mendota- Dane County, Madison, Wisconsin

    This expansive lake is located in southern Wisconsin in the city of Madison. This location is a fantastic balance between the peace and quiet of lake life and the convenience of a city nearby! It is also located only an hour and a half west of Milwaukee. This area has a UW Health University Hospital on the southern end of the lake as well as Dane County Regional Airport nearby.

    On the Water

    Lake Mendota spans a massive 9,781 acres and is 83 feet at its deepest. There are 10 boat launches around the lake as well as multiple marinas and public beaches. This lake is an all-sports lake, but as most lakes have, there are multiple areas that are no wake zones and require a slower speed for safety reasons. Fishing in this lake is one of the highlights of the area! Anglers can expect to catch most species that are common in the area including panfish, small/largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, catfish, musky, and sturgeon. If you think that this lake is only good for summer, think again! Lake Mendota is known for its amazing ice fishing and sports. Residents can skate, play hockey, or fish on the frozen lake during most of the winter months!

    Food and Drink

    Explore the area through local cuisine! Lombardino’s Restaurant, Steenbock’s on Orchard, Everyday Kitchen- Madison, or Nitty Gritty are amazing local options that are sure to please! Residents can also take advantage of the many shops and restaurants on the streets around town. The area is very walkable on the south side and is a great way to spend an afternoon or night out.

    Explore the Outdoors

    Dip your toe in the great outdoors by visiting one of the various parks around the lake. Tenney Park, James Madison Park, Mendota County Park, Marshall Park, Picnic Point, and Lake View Hill Park, among others, are great options for spending some time in the sun, going on a hike, or just taking in the nature around you! You can also go to one of the public beaches around the lake!