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Petenwell Lake In Wisconsin

Petenwell Lake, Wisconsin

Boating, camping and fishing.

Boasting excellent boating, water sports and fishing, Petenwell Lake has something for all anglers who enjoy spending time at the lake. Over 100 miles of shoreline with over a dozen boat landings for public use. In addition to the boat ramps, there are parks, beaches and other areas with access to areas for fishing from the bank. Pontoon boats are available for rent at Barnum Bay Marina. Use the boat landing areas for pleasure boats, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats. Lodging, camping, dining and shopping are all close by to enhance your vacation or weekend fishing trip. This 23,000-acre lake, in the central part of the state, at Necedah, has populations of both warm-water and cold-water species. In summer anglers catch bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, muskie, sauger, northern pike, tiger muskie and sturgeon. During winters, when there is safe ice, anglers target perch, walleye and muskie - but are often surprised by catching other fish species.

Area Amenities

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


Petenwell Wilderness Park Campground - 608 565-7285

Moonlite Trails Campground - 608 565-6936

Adams County Parks & Recreation Campground - 608 564-7513

Lake Arrowhead Campground - 715 325-2941

Pineland Camping Park - 608 564-7818

Petenwell Flowage Map


Fish species found in Petenwell Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, musky, northern pike, sauger, sturgeon and tiger muskie.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon Tiger muskie

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Local Contact Information

Petenwell Wilderness Park Campground
N14054 21st Ave N
Necedah, WI 54646
608 565-7285

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