• 57Mi. of Shoreline
  • 25Avg. Depth
  • 76Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Lake Wissota Dam
  • Year Built
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Counties: Chippewa County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Crappie
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Wissota Open golf tournament. Lafayette Pancake Breakfast. Shakespeare in the State Parks.
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Wissota Yacht Club.
  • Interesting facts: In James Cameron's "Titanic", the 1998 Oscar winner for best picture, main character Jack Dawson informs his companion Rose that he is from Chippewa Falls, and notes that he used to fish at Lake Wissota. Although, the Titanic sunk in 1912 and construction on the reservoir did not begin until 1915.
  • Known for: Lake Wissota State Park. 285-foot beach.
  • History: In 1915 the Lake Wissota Dam began construction forming Lake Wissota. This dam was at one time the largest in the world. Lake Wissota was named by one of the engineers who created it; Wis- for WISconsin and -sota for MinneSOTA, due to its geographical position.
  • Landmarks: Lake Wissota State Park. 5 free fishing launches.
  • Other notes: Lake Wissota State Park campground contains 80-campsite spots.
(715) 723-1811
2661 Co Hwy I.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
4300 Glumack Dr St Paul, MN, 55111
103 miles away
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
12 miles away
    About Lake Wissota - Lafayette
    Located in Chippewa County, Wisconsin

    Less than two hours away from Minneapolis, Lake Wissota provides an escape to nature and is less than an afternoon's car ride away from the world-famous Mall of America.

    Life on the Water

    Lake Wissota is the 12th biggest lake by water volume in the entire state of Wisconsin, featuring 57 miles of shoreline and more than 6,000 total acres. A 25-foot pier extending out into the water of Lake Wissota makes angling effortless for 15 different species of fish that can be found in the reservoir. Don't let winter weather ruin your fun. Ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling have become popular sports for locals that aren't deterred by the elements. Lake Wissota Beach gives residents and visitors the chance to catch some sun while they enjoy swimming and bird watching. Plus, it is a convenient place to picnic.

    What's Nearby

    In James Cameron's 1998 Oscar award-winning film, "Titanic," Jack Dawson tells his companion Rose that he grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and notes that he fished at nearby...Lake Wissota!

    Locals have the opportunity every July to win up to $2,000 in the Wissota Open, a two-day team golf tournament that crowns several winners, even one for the best team name. I hope you're hungry! In celebration of Independence Day, the town of Lafayette, home to Lake Wissota, holds an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and contributes all proceeds to the Lafayette Fire Department.

    Why Lake Wissota?

    Perfectly nestled in nature and still under two hours to the nearest major city, Lake Wissota is the ideal place to get away from it all, hang out on the beach, drop a line in the water and just relax.

    Lake Wissota real estate has properties unique for any kind of lifestyle and invites you to begin your lake adventure today.