Waukesha County

 

Lake Access Sites

Launch your boat, carry in your canoe, fish from shore, or just park while you join your friends at Waukesha County's five lake access sites.

Required: A Lake Access annual membership or Lake Access daily permit is required for each vehicle upon entry to Pewaukee, Nagawicka, Nemahbin, and School Section Lake Access. (No fee at Ashippun Lake Access.) 

Note: A Parks annual membership or Parks daily permit is not valid for any vehicle entering a Waukesha County Parks Lake Access.

  • Pewaukee Lake
    Location City of Pewaukee / Town of Delafield • north-central Waukesha County (directions)
    Size 2,493 Acres 
    Depth 45' maximum • 10' average  
    Launch location West end of Pewaukee Lake on Hwy. E  
    Fish  Bass • Stocked Muskie • Northern • Bluegill • Crappie • Perch • Walleye  
    More Info Pewaukee is a popular recreational lake, with skiing and sailing, plus winter ice boating. There are a few restaurants on the lake where you can dock for a bite to eat. The east half of the lake is in the City of Pewaukee and the west half is in the Town of Delafield. 
    Fee Lake Access annual membership or Lake Access daily permit required for each vehicle upon entry (see below)
  • Nagawicka Lake
    Location

    Town of Delafield / Village of Nashotah • north-central Waukesha County (directions)

    Size 917 Acres
    Depth 90' maximum  
    Launch location Southeast corner of lake at Naga-Waukee Park  
    Fish Bass • Northern • Bluegill • Crappie • Perch • Walleye 
    More Info  Like other large lakes in the area, its size makes it popular for recreational boating. 
    Fee Lake Access annual membership or Lake Access daily permit required for each vehicle upon entry (see below)
  • Nemahbin Lake
    Location

    Town of Summit • northwest Waukesha County (directions)

    Upper Nemahbin Lake Size: 248 Acres / Depth: 53' maximum  
    Lower Nemahbin Lake  Size: 271 acres / Depth: 43' maximum 
    Launch location South end of Upper Nemahbin Lake on County Hwy DR  
    Fish Bass • Northern • Bluegill • Crappie • Perch • Walleye  
    Fee Lake Access annual membership or Lake Access daily permit required for each vehicle upon entry (see below)
  • Ashippun Lake
    Location Town of Oconomowoc • northwest Waukesha County (directions)
    Size 84 Acres 
    Depth 40' Maximum 
    Launch location Southwest side of Ashippun on McMahon Road
    Fish Bass • Northern • Bluegill • Crappie • Perch • Walleye 
    More Info  Like other large lakes in the area, its size makes it popular for recreational boating.  
    Fee none
  • School Section Lake
    Location Town of Ottawa • west-central Waukesha County (directions)
    Size 117 Acres
    Depth 8' Maximum   
    Launch location On north side of School Section Lake
    Fish  Bass • Stocked Muskie • Northern • Bluegill • Crappie • Perch • Walleye
    More Info There is an island in the middle of the lake; even though it is shallow, fish abound. 
    Fee Lake Access annual membership or Lake Access daily permit required for each vehicle upon entry (see below)

Prevent the spread of invasive species. Don't forget to use the boat cleaning stations provided at each launch!

When you leave a body of water:

• Remove any visible mud, plant, fish, or animals before transporting equipment.
• Eliminate water from equipment before transporting.
• Clean and dry anything that comes into contact with water (boats, trailers, equipment, clothing, dogs, etc.)
• Never release plants, fish, or animals into a body of water unless they came out of that body of water.

More information: www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/AIS

  • Lake Access Annual Memberships

    2024 Annual Lake Access Memberships

    Memberships are valid from the date of purchase through December 31, 2024. 

    Enjoy access to the following fee-based lake access sites: 

    • Nagawicka Lake
    • Pewaukee Lake
    • Nemahbin Lake
    • School Section Lake

    • Ashippun Lake: No fee

    Tip: Have your license plate information handy. Entry of your vehicle plate information is required upon purchase. 

    Please note: Annual memberships and daily permits are verified by a license plate scanner at each Lake Access entrance. No more windshield stickers!

  • Lake Access Daily Permits

    Daily Lake Access Launch Permits

    Joining us just for the day? Grab a Lake Access daily permit and get over to

    • Nagawicka Lake
    • Pewaukee Lake
    • Nemahbin Lake
    • School Section Lake

    • Ashippun Lake: No annual membership or daily permit required

    Tip: Have your license plate information handy. Entry of your vehicle plate information is required upon purchase. 


    

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