Pewaukee Lake

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Pewaukee Lake
Location Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°05′05″N 088°15′51″W / 43.08472°N 88.26417°W / 43.08472; -88.26417Coordinates: 43°05′05″N 088°15′51″W / 43.08472°N 88.26417°W / 43.08472; -88.26417
Basin countries United States
Surface area 2,437 acres (986 ha)
Average depth 15 ft (4.6 m)
Max. depth 46 ft (14 m)
Surface elevation 853 ft (260 m)

Pewaukee Lake is a lake located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The largest lake in Waukesha County's "Lake Country", Pewaukee Lake is approximately five miles long and one mile wide, with an average depth of 15 feet sloping to a maximum depth of 46 feet.

The lake is known for its inland sailing races. National sailing events take place annually and are often hosted by the Pewaukee Yacht Club located on the southern shore of the lake.

The lake's fish include bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge ("muskie"), northern pike, tiger muskellunge ("tiger muskie"), walleye, yellow perch and non-native carp.

Pewaukee Lake experienced high waters and flooding during the spring and summer of 2008. The floods caused millions of dollars in damages to the surrounding area.


Pewaukee Lake has long been a summertime destination for Milwaukee residents. In winter months, ice was often removed from the lake for residents of Milwaukee in the 1800s.

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