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Lake Waubesa - Dunn


Lake Waubesa - Dunn, Wisconsin

Lake Waubesa - Dunn real estate is considered a top twenty market for lake homes and lake lots in Wisconsin.

There are typically 20 lake homes for sale on Lake Waubesa - Dunn at any given time. The lake will usually have 10 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Lake Waubesa - Dunn homes for sale have an average list price of $645,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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  • 9Mi. of Shoreline
  • 14Avg. Depth
  • 34Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
(608) 219-1705
4506 Larson Beach Rd.
Mcfarland , WI 53558
Golf Courses
(608) 266-4736
111 E Dean Ave.
Madison , WI 53716
(608) 229-8250
6701 US-12.
Madison , WI 53718
(608) 224-3730
Beltline Hwy
Madison , WI 53703
(608) 224-3730
3113 Lake Farm Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
  • Counties: Dane County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: World's Largest Brat Fest. Waubesa Surf and Turf. Dane County Fair.
  • Sailing clubs: Waubesa Sailing Club.
  • Interesting facts: Lake Waubesa has nearly 1,000 acres of wetland to explore.
  • Known for: Pebble beaches, strict water level control.
  • History: Lake Waubesa is supposed to have originally been a part of the Wisconsin River Valley before rock and silt separated it into it's form at the end of the most recent ice age. The lake gets it's name from the Chippewa word for swan, one of the native birds of Lake Waubesa. Non-indigenous settlers became forming the Mcfarland Community on the north bank of the river just prior to the 1900s.
  • Landmarks: Capitol Springs State recreation area. Waubesa Wetlands State nature area.
  • Other notes: Lake Waubesa is the smallest lake of the four in the Yahara Chain.
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Boats must create low-no wake in certain zones. (See
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(608) 263-6400
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
General Mitchell International Airport
5300 S Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207
86 miles away
Dane County Regional Airport
4000 International Ln, Madison, WI 53704
14 miles away
    About Lake Waubesa - Dunn
    Located in Dane County, Wisconsin

    Less than 10 miles from the Wisconsin state capitol, Lake Waubesa is the perfect place to escape the metro scene and step into incredible views, gorgeous waters, and the perfect place to make memories.

    Life on the Water

    Lake Waubesa is the smallest of the four lakes in the Yahara Chain, covering nine miles of shoreline and just over 2,000 acres.

    Two pebble beaches line the shore of Lake Waubesa, perfect for swimming and fishing. These beaches are also claimed by the Waubesa Sailing Club who have been cruising the lake's waters for over 35 years.

    Upper Mud Lake, a section of the upper region of Lake Waubesa, is known to be an ideal bird-watching perch.

    For the fishing lovers, locals commonly catch musky, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and catfish. You'll surely find the perfect catch at this lake!

    What's Nearby

    Those in the mood for adventure can take advantage of Waubesa Wetlands State Nature Area, home to 1,000 acres of wildlife, diverse sights, and the peace of the great outdoors.

    Only seven miles from the shore's edge, locals and guests from all over the world celebrate the "World's Largest Brat Fest", a three-day fair full of live music, beverages, and lots of brats!

    Each July, Lake Waubesa holds "Waubesa Surf n' Turf". This competition combines a round of golf with a round of fishing to determine Lake Waubesa's ultimate sportsman.

    The Dane County Fair, which takes place just a few miles from Lake Waubesa every late July, provides exciting fun for all ages. This carnival features amusement rides, animals, and nightly concerts.

    About ten miles from the lake is a favorite local restaurant, Gates and Brovi. A popular gastropub that's known for its seafood and cocktails.

    Why Lake Waubesa?

    If you're ready to escape to the urban setting and explore the beautiful waters and wetlands yet still desire to be close to any and everything you need, Lake Waubesa provides the perfect mix of comfort and ease.