Pewaukee Lake

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Pewaukee Lake
Pewaukee Lake is located in Wisconsin
Pewaukee Lake
Pewaukee Lake
Pewaukee Lake is located in the United States
Pewaukee Lake
Pewaukee Lake
LocationWaukesha County, Wisconsin
Coordinates43°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 countriesUnited States
Surface area2,437 acres (986 ha)
Average depth15 ft (4.6 m)
Max. depth46 ft (14 m)
Surface elevation853 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 (8 km) long and one mile (1.6 km) wide, with an average depth of 15 feet (4.6 m) sloping to a maximum depth of 46 feet (14 m).

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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