In Adams and Juneau County Wisconsin
Petenwell Lake (Flowage)
23,040 acres – 42′ maximum depth
Game Fish: Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass, Panfish, & Musky
Lake Petenwell is Wisconsin’s second largest lake at 23,040 acres or approximately 36 square miles.
Lake Petenwell was created in 1948 by the Wisconsin River Power Company with the construction of a dam across the Wisconsin River near Necedah.
Lake Petenwell has a maximum depth of 42 feet and is excellent for skiing, sailing or fishing. Private lakefront property is very limited as most of the virgin shoreline is undeveloped forest.
Wildlife abounds including one of the larger populations of wintering bald eagles in Wisconsin.
While the area is quite rural and unspoiled in flavor, its amenities are quite cosmopolitan. It has excellent restaurants; community theatre; an 18-hole, par 72 golf course (originally rated among the top 75 public courses in the country) and a choice of two casinos within 30-40 minutes driving time.
Lake Petenwell is located between Adams and Juneau Counties and is approx. 30 miles north of the Wisconsin Dells on State Highway 21.
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