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ADAMS COUNTY LAKE INFORMATION A-G

Land & Water Conservation

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Arkdale Lake:
Arkdale Lake is located just off Highway 21 in the Town of Strongs Prairie, Adams County. This is a man-made lake of just over 46 acres, with an average depth of about 5 feet.  The dam is owned and operated by the Arkdale Lake Association. 

Reports
Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2010
Aquatic Plant Report 2013
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
Lake Management Plan Part 1
Lake Management 2015 part 2 
Maps
Depth
Endangered Resources
Historical Resources
Land Use
Lake Sediment
Soils
Watersheds
Wetlands 

Snapshots
2004-200520062007-200820092010-20112012-201320142015 

Arrowhead Lake:
Arrowhead Lake is located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, Wisconsin. The impoundment is 350 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 30 feet, with an average depth of 8 feet. The dam impounds Fourteen-Mile Creek downstream from the dams at Lower and Upper Camelot Lakes and Sherwood Lake, on its way to the Wisconsin River. There is a public boat ramp located on southwest side of the lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department, as well as a public swimming beach. Arrowhead Lake is part of the Tri-Lakes Management District.

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2010
Aquatic Plant Report 2014
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Tri-Lakes Management Plan 2015 Pt 2 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map (2010)
Sediment Map
Watershed Soils Map
Watershed Map
Wetlands Map 

Snapshots: 1978-1986; 1987-1988; 1989-1991; 1992-1993; 1999-2000; 2001-20022004-2005; 2006; 2007-2008; 2009; 2010; 2011-2012; 2013-2014; 2015


Big Roche-A-Cri Lake:
Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is a man-made lake (impoundment) located in north central Adams County. It has a surface area of 205 acres, a shoreline length of 6.1 miles, a maximum depth of 25 feet and a mean depth of 9 feet. The Cottonville Dam impounds water of Big Roche-A-Cri to form the lake. The dam currently is operated to produce hydroelectricity. Recreational development occurs on most lots around the lake. There are two public boat rams; one located just to the east of Highway 13 on the north side of the lake, and a second located on the northwest end of the lake. there is an active Big Roche-A-Cri Lake District.
 
The Camelot Lakes are located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. They are part of a series of lakes commonly called “Tri-Lakes”. Lower Camelot Lake is the first lake in the series, where Fourteen Mile Creek enters. Lower Camelot Lake is 260 surface acres, with a maximum depth is 24 feet and an average depth of 8 feet. Spring Branch Creek enters Upper Camelot Lake, which has 191 surface acres, a maximum depth of about 25 feet, and an average depth of 8 feet. A channel connects Lower Camelot Lake to Upper Camelot Lake. There is a public boat ramp located on southwest side of Lower Camelot Lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department. The dams that impound these streams & form the lakes are owned and maintained by Adams County. The lake shores on both lakes are heavily developed. The lakes are managed by the Tri-Lakes Management District; there is also an active Camelot Property Owners Association.

www.lakecamelot.org
www.trilakesmanagement.com

Lower Camelot
Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2009
Aquatic Plant Report 2013 
Snapshots:
1977-1987; 1988-1992;
1993-1995; 2000; 2001-2005;
2007-2008; 2009;
2010-2011; 2012-2013;
2014-2015 
Upper Camelot
Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2009
Aquatic Plant Report 2013 
Snapshots:
1986-1988; 1989-1991;
1993-1999; 2000; 2001-2005;
2006; 2007-20082009;
2010-2011; 2012-2013; 2014-2015 
Channel
Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2009
Aquatic Plant Report 2013 
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Tri-Lakes Management Plan 2015 Pt 2
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map (2010)
Watershed Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Castle Rock Lake:
Castle Rock Lake is part of the Wisconsin River flowage, located between Adams and Juneau counties in Central Wisconsin. It is a man-made lake of about 14,000 acres that opened in the early 1950s and is the fifth largest lake in Wisconsin. Its maximum depth is 36 feet. The dam is operated by the Wisconsin Power Company and generates electricity. Buckhorn State Park is located on the west side of Castle Rock Lake. There are also Adams and Juneau County parks on the lake.

Petenwell Lake, slightly north of Castle Rock Lake, is also part of the Wisconsin River Flowage. It is a man-made lake of 23,040 surface acres and a maximum depth of 48 feet. The dam on the lake is owned by the Wisconsin Power Company and is used to generate electricity. There are a number of county parks located on both sides of the lake.

Petenwell & Castle Rock Stewards www.pacrs.org

Reports
2010 Report
2011 Report
2012 Report

Crooked Lake:
Crooked Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, in south eastern Adams County. It is a natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. Crooked Lake has 48 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 56 feet and a mean depth of 14 feet. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has designated Crooked Lake as an outstanding water body. There is a public boat ramp located on the north side of the lake. The Crooked Lake Association has been active since 2004.


Reports
Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2010
Aquatic Plant Report 2014
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Lake Management Plan Pt 1
Lake Management Plan Pt 2 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Lake Snapshots
1992-2004; 2005; 2006; 2007-2008; 2009; 2010; 2011-2012; 2013-2014;20152016-2017

Deep Lake:
Deep Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, in southern Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Deep Lake is a natural seepage lake formed from historical glacier activity. It has good to very good water quality and clarity. There are 35 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 50 feet. The lake has an oval-shaped basin with a steeply-sloping littoral zone. The only public access is a steep stairway “carry-in”. There is no public boat ramp. Deep Lake is the only lake with public access in Adams County without any lake organization or district.


Reports
Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2012
Aquatic Plant Report 2016
Aquatic Plant Management Plan
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Snapshot
1992-2004; 2005; 2006; 2009-2010; 2011-2012; 2013-2014; 2015; 2016; 2017

Easton Lake:
Easton Lake is located in the Town of Easton, Adams County, WI (T16N, R6E, S28-29), in the south central part of Wisconsin. The impoundment (man-made lake) is 24 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 11 feet, with an average depth of 5 feet. There is a public boat ramp located on the north side of the lake owned by the Adams County Parks Department. The dam is owned and operated by Adams County. The Easton Lake District in active in the lake’s management.


Reports
Aquatic Plant Report--2012
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
Lake Management Plan 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Snapshots
1983; 2001; 2003; 2004-2005; 2006; 2007-2008; 2009-2010; 2011; 2012-2013

Fawn Lake:
Fawn Lake is located in the Town of Dell Prairie, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Fawn Lake is a mildly eutrophic impoundment with good water quality and fair water clarity. It has 29 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 13 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. Water level is controlled by a dam owned and maintained by Adams County. There is a public boat ramp on the northeast end of the lake. A public fishing dock is located near the boat ramp. The Fawn Lake District was formed in 2002-2003.

www.fawnlakewd.com


Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2011
Aquatic Plant Report 2015
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
Lake Management Plan
Groundwater Report 2010 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Snapshots
2004-2005; 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009-2010 ;2011; 2012-2013; 2014 -2015; 2016 - 2017

 


Fenner Lake:
Fenner Lake is mostly located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI. It is a mesotrophic natural seepage lake with fair to very good water quality and very good clarity. The lake has 33 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. The water level of Fenner Lake has been dropping in the last few years. A study is currently underway to determine causes. Fenner Lake has been designated a no-motor lake for some years. There is a sand boat ramp and swimming area at the far east end of the lake, owned and maintained by Marquette County. There is a Fenner Lake Association.


Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2011
Aquatic Plant Report 2014
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long
Lake CLassification Short 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

Snapshots.
1993-1994; 1997-1999; 2001-2002; 2004-2005; 2006; 2007; 2008-2009; 2010; 2011-2013; 2014; 2015 - 2016; 2017

 


Friendship Lake: 
Friendship Lake is a mesotrophic impoundment located in the Towns of Adams and Preston, Adams County, in the south central part of Wisconsin. It has good water quality and good water clarity. There are 115 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. The lake is created by the damming of Little Roche a Cri Creek and is fed by a large stream system that originates in the next county eastward. The dam is privately owned and has, in the past, generated a small amount of electricity, which was sold to a power company. There is a county-owned park with boat launch and public beach located on the northwest end of the lake. Friendship Lake is managed by the Friendship Lake District.

www.friendshiplake.org

Reports
Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2012
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
Proposed Lake Plan Pt 1
Proposed Lake Plan Pt 2 
Maps
Depth
Endangered Resources
Harvesting 2014
Historical Resources
Land Use
Sediment
Soils
Watersheds
Wetlands 

Snapshots
1994-1995; 1996-1999; 2000-2002; 2003-2004; 2006; 2012; 2013-2014

Goose Lake:
Goose Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. This is a natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. It has 81 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 18 feet and an average depth of 7 feet. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. The southwest basin of the lake provides the deepest water habitat. The north and west basins are deep marshes. An island partially separates the west basin and a peninsula partly separates the north basin. Most of the on-lake residences are along the eastern and southern shores. There is a lake Association and Lake District at Goose Lake


Reports
Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2011
Aquatic Plant Report 2015
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
Lake Management Plan
Goals 2015
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetland Maps 

Snapshots
Snapshots 


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