Lake Beulah, Wisconsin
Lake Beulah, Wisconsin
|Elevation||250 m (830 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1567724|
Two summer camps, YMCA Camp Edwards and Camp Beber, also use the lake for recreational purposes.
Lake Beulah contains a variety of different species within the lake. Many species of fish can be found in the lake, including: Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleyes, Redbreast Sunfish, Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, and Cisco.
The lake was formed at some point in the 1830's following the construction of the wooden Yonman-Johnson dam (which now forms part of Wisconsin County Highway J), creating a lake between East Troy and Mukwonago.
In 1894 , the Lake Beulah Protective and Improvement Association (LBPIA) was established with the aim of "improving and protecting Lake Beulah and the streams and waters adjacent thereto."
By 1904, the association had improved the lake strengthening the dam, introducing wall eyed pike, and formulating regulations regarding the display of lights on watercraft.
The association successfully managed to get the dam further strengthened with cement in 1909, which allowed for the lake to be maintained at a set height all year round.
A weed cutter was then purchased by LBPIA and led to the removal of weeds and tree stumps which had previously clogged some channels surrounding the lake.
Post World War Two
The end of the Second World War brought with it the advent of the commercial speedboat. Such crafts became a common occurrence on the lake and led to the issuance of a revised 'Code of Good Conduct' in 1963 which was issued to all lake front property owners.
Lake Beulah Yacht Club
The Lake Beulah Yacht Club was established in 1893. Its members have been nationally recognized in sailboat racing, winning prestigious awards. The Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Award was presented to Stephanie Roble and Annie Haeger in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Haeger also went on to represent the USA at the 2016 Olympics, finishing 7th in the women's 470.
- Frank L. Fraser, Wisconsin State Representative, farmer, and lawyer lived in Lake Beulah; Fraser served as the postmaster for Lake Beulah and the chairman of the East Troy Town Board.
- Annie Haeger, US Olympic sailor; participated in sailing competitions and other sailing activities with the Lake Beulah Yacht Club.
- "Lake Beulah, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Lake Beulah Topo Map in Walworth County WI
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- "Lake Beulah". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- "Fish, Plants, and Wildlife". Lake Beulah Protective & Improvement Association. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- Bradley, Jennifer (25 February 2017). "Protecting Lake Beulah". At The Lake: Geneva Lakes Area Magazine. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- Olson, Raymond. "History". Lake Beulah Protective & Improvement Association. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- "Haeger and Provancha Headed to Olympics". Boston College Athletics. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of Frank L. Fraser, pg. 692-693
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