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Lake Monona - Monona, Wisconsin

Located in Wisconsin, Lake Monona - Monona real estate is the fourth largest market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

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  • 13Mi. of Shoreline
  • 25Avg. Depth
  • 74Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
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Beach House Marina
(608) 219-1705
4506 Larson Beach Rd
McFarland, WI 53558
(608) 267-2680
3700 Lake Mendota Dr
Madison, WI 53705
  • Counties: Dane County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Lake Monona 20KM Run and 5KM Run/Walk
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Monona Sailing Club
  • Interesting facts: Lake Monona was a resort lake in the 1800s that supported many cottages and resort hotels.
  • Known for: Lake Monona is known for being the most popular recreational lake in Wisconsin.
  • History: Tchee-ho-bo-kee-xa-te-la or Teepee Lake was the name given by the Winnebago Indians. Lake Monona is apart of the Yahara Chain of lakes and is the second largest at 3,274 acres. In 1866 the Lakeside House opened on Lake Monona, and visitors started to partake in the recreational activities and the resort cottage.The lake formed during the last Ice Age.
  • Landmarks: Wisconsin State Capitol
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Slow-No-Wake, No gasoline motors and No fast boats (See
  • Dock restrictions (No).
St. Mary's Hospital
(608) 265-5545
700 S Park St, Madison, WI
Madison, WI 53715
Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Ln, Madison, WI 53704
7 miles away
    About Lake Monona - Monona
    Lake Monona- Dane County

    This large public lake is located in southern Wisconsin in the city of Madison. The 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

    One of the most popular recreational lakes in Wisconsin, Lake Monona is a part of the Yahara Chain of lakes and is the second largest at 3,274 acres. At its deepest, it measures 74 feet. While this is an all-sports lake, boaters should be aware that there are sections of the lake with slow and no wake zones near the shoreline. Known for exceptional fishing, Lake Monona has healthy populations of northern pike, bluegill, and some prehistoric fish such as lake sturgeon. The lake is usually frozen from December to mid-April, during which ice-fishing is a popular way to pass 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 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!