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Lake Mendota In Wisconsin

Lake Mendota, Wisconsin

Boating, camping and fishing.

Come enjoy the vast boating and fishing waters of Lake Mendota for traditional boating and fishing in warm months and ice fishing during the really cold months. Mendota Lake is conveniently located in the south-central part of the state, at Madison. Boat rentals, including fishing boats, pleasure boats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks and jet skis are available at a half dozen places. Marinas, stores, lodging, restaurants, camping and most amenities are available at or near the lake. Bragging size smallmouth, walleye and northern pike attract anglers to this 10,000-acre lake which also has populations of largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, muskie, white bass, perch and sunfish. For anglers and outdoor enthusiasts there is over 21 miles of shoreline to explore and fish. Access to the shore for bank fishing is via a dozen or so parks and boat landings around the lake.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mendota Reservoir Map


Fish species found in Lake Mendota include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white bass, yellow perch, musky and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Mendota County Park Campground
5133 Co Hwy M
Middleton, WI 53562
608 224-3730

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