Big Cedar Lake

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Big Cedar Lake
LocationWashington County, Wisconsin
Coordinates43°23′N 88°16′W / 43.38°N 88.26°W / 43.38; -88.26Coordinates: 43°23′N 88°16′W / 43.38°N 88.26°W / 43.38; -88.26
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area932 acres (377 ha)
Average depth105 ft (32 m)
Water volume31,983 acre feet (39,450,000 m3)
Shore length111 mi (18 km)
Without islands: 10.2 mi (16.4 km)
Surface elevation1,030.98 ft (314.24 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Big Cedar Lake is a lake located in Washington County, Wisconsin, about a mile west of Little Cedar Lake. Big Cedar Lake is the biggest lake of 52 in Washington County. It has 10.2 miles of shoreline and measures over 900 acres.[2]

It is managed by the Big Cedar Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District (BCLPRD), a tax-funded governmental agency with seven commissioners. They provide maintenance, refuse and lake safety services.[3]

Fish commonly found in this lake include Northern Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Panfish, and Cisco.[1]

The Lake District takes part in Operation Dry Water,[4] an annual initiative aimed at reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water.


  1. ^ a b "Big Cedar Lake Hydrographic Map" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. July 1970. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
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