Green Lake Features and Events
Green Lake offers visitors and residents the best of both worlds: a small town lifestyle, coupled with diverse amenities. With just over 1000 year-round residents, Green Lake is highly accessible and easy to navigate.
An active community makes the area vibrant and the amenities abundant. Area retail businesses are thriving, offering visitors and residents unique shopping and a variety of options. All necessary amenities are available here: medical facilities, churches, service providers, schools, colleges and universities.
Centrally located, Green Lake is within an hour and a half drive of many of Wisconsin’s major cities including Madison, Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, and Stevens Point. Being situated on Wisconsin’s deepest lake and one of its largest, doesn’t hurt either. Year-round recreational opportunities like fishing, sailing, swimming, diving, kayaking, skating, ice boating and lake cruises are available on the lake. Not to mention non-water-based recreational activities like golf, hiking, tennis, mini-golf, biking, horseback riding, hot-air balloon rides, public and private hunting grounds, an art gallery and a fruit orchard.
Additionally, there are seasonal outdoor festivals and activities. The city park system offers boat launches, athletic fields, playgrounds and swimming beaches.
Facts about Green Lake
- 237 ft deep – the deepest inland lake in Wisconsin
- 100 ft. average depth
- 27.3 miles of shoreline
- 796 ft. elevation
- 7.3 miles long
- 2 miles wide
- 11.5 sq. miles
- 7,325 acres surface area
- Spring fed
- Empties into the Fox River through the Puckyan River
- Principle inlet is Silver Creek
- Indian name is Day Cho Lah
- Trophy size fish are : Trout, Northern, Walleye, Bass, and Perch
EVENTS FOR GREEN LAKE AND SURROUNDING AREAS
For a Calendar of Events in Green Lake and the surrounding area you may visit the following websites.
Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce – www.visitgreenlake.com
Thrasher Opera House – www.thrasheroperahouse.com
Green Lake Renewal Project – www.greenlakerenewal.com
Festival of Music – www.greenlakefestival.org
Green Lake Town Square – http://www.greenlaketownsquare.com/