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Delavan Lake

Steuben County - Wisconsin
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Delavan Lake is a beautiful 1,906-acre lake located in Walworth County, Wisconsin, approximately 10 miles northwest of Lake Geneva. It is one of the most popular lakes in the region, and it offers a variety of recreational opportunities for visitors.

The lake has a maximum depth of 52 feet and is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, bass, northern pike, and panfish. It has several public boat launches and fishing piers, as well as several marinas and boat rental facilities.

Delavan Lake is a popular destination for boating, water skiing, and other water sports, and it has several beaches and parks located along its shores. The lake is also surrounded by beautiful homes and estates, and it is a popular spot for sightseeing and photography.

In addition to water activities, the area around Delavan Lake offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and golfing. The lake is located within easy driving distance of several other attractions in southeastern Wisconsin, including the Alpine Valley Music Theatre and the Geneva Lake Museum.

The town of Delavan is located along the shores of the lake and offers a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for visitors. It also has several historic sites and museums, including the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, which was founded in 1852 and is one of the oldest schools of its kind in the United States.

Overall, Delavan Lake is a great destination for visitors looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Wisconsin's lake country while also experiencing the unique culture and history of the region.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Delavan Lake, WI


How big is Delavan Lake?
Delavan Lake is approximately 1,906 sq acres (7.7 sq km) in size.

How deep is Delavan Lake?
Delavan Lake is approximately 52 feet (15.9 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 21 feet (6.4 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Delavan Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and White Crappie in Delavan Lake.


Are there fishing guides or charters for Delavan Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Delavan Lake and/or the surrounding area.

What are the closest cities to Delavan Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Delavan Lake, WI, Delavan, WI and Williams Bay, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Delavan Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Delavan Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Business Card: Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Lake Geneva Resort
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Lake Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI
(407) 477-7029
about 10 miles away

Are there bait or tackle shops near Delavan Lake?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Delavan Lake.
Business Card: Geneva Lake Bait and Tackle Inc.
Geneva Lake Bait and Tackle Inc.
Delavan, WI
(262) 245-6150
about 3 miles away

Delavan Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Delavan Lake area:
Business Card: Geneva Lake Bait and Tackle Inc.
Geneva Lake Bait and Tackle Inc.
Delavan, WI
(262) 245-6150
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Lake Geneva Resort
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Lake Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, WI
(407) 477-7029
about 10 miles away
Business Card: JNT's Marine Pros
JNT's Marine Pros
Whitewater, WI
(262) 473-5960
about 12 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Delavan Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What is the bottom composition of Delavan Lake?
Delavan Lake's bottom composition is comprised of muck (40%), gravel (30%) and sand (30%).

What aquatic invasive species are found in Delavan Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Delavan Lake including Banded Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Hybrid Eurasian / Northern Water-Milfoil, Ornamental water lilies (non-native Nymphaea sp.) , Pennywort, Phragmites (non-native), Purple Loosestrife, Sacred Lotus, Yellow Floating Heart and Zebra Mussel.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


What is the average air temp for Delavan Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Delavan Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 61°F (16°C) to a low around 39°F (4°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Delavan Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Delavan Lake.

For more Wisconsin State Park information see our State Park Guide.

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
There's more lake's to explore around Delavan Lake...
DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Comus Lake 3.0 mi 131 6 ft
Elkhorn Lake 5.5 mi 29
Como Lake 6.1 mi 955 9 ft
Lake Geneva 7.2 mi 5,401 135 ft
Trout Lake 8.2 mi 10
Silver Lake 8.7 mi 85 3 ft
Turtle Lake 9.2 mi 141 30 ft
North Lake 9.8 mi 255 11 ft
Lake Wandawega 9.8 mi 120 8 ft
Lake Number Ten 10.1 mi 34 3 ft
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