Explore Green Lake Wisconsin
Green Lake is a city in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. The population was 960 at the 2010 census. The city is located on the north side of Big Green Lake, and is the county seat for the county of Green Lake. Big Green Lake is the second deepest inland lake in Wisconsin, second only to Wazee Lake near Black River Falls. Measuring 239 feet deep at its greatest depth, Big Green Lake is the deepest natural inland lake in the state of Wisconsin.
Big Green Lake is known for its fishing and recreational tourist community during the summer months. Fish found in Big Green Lake include northern pike, largemouth bass, muskellunge, crappie, walleye, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, white bass, perch, rock bass and cisco and lake trout. Area activities include camping, biking, fishing, hiking, golfing, swimming, and boating. Motorized water sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing are also prevalent. As are sports like sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. The small town has a number of shops and restaurants that serve Green Lake fish.
There are three golf courses near Green Lake - Tuscumbia, Mascoutin (near Berlin), and Lawsonia.
Green Lake is also home to several parks for public enjoyment. Deacon Mills Park is located on South Lawson Drive at the Marina and has a band shell, picnic facilities, and ice skating in the winter. Highknocker Park is located in downtown Green lake and had a baseball field and playground equipment. Friday Club Park is also located downtown and has public tennis courts and a fishing area.
Hattie Sherwood Park is located on the north lakeshore and has a sand swimming beach, a pier, and a camping area. Sunset Park is located on the east end of Green Lake and has a boat launch, swimming beach, picnic area and pier. Nearby is the Green Lake Conference Center, which was founded by the American Baptist Churches USA in 1943. Also near the conference center are the Golf Courses of Lawsonia, built on the former estate of Victor F. Lawson, the owner and publisher of the Chicago Daily News.
Peace Lutheran School is a K-8 Christian school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) in Green Lake.
Green Lake is served by the state highways of WIS 23 and WIS 49 as well as Business 23. Business 23 runs through town while Wis 23 bypasses Green Lake on the north side. Wis 23 heads west to Princeton. Wis 49 heads north to Berlin. Wis 23 East and Wis 49 South head to Ripon. Green Lake County Hwy A also enters town.