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Lake Ripley

Jefferson County - Wisconsin
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Lake Ripley is a 420 acre lake located in Jefferson County. It has a maximum depth of 44 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings, a public beach. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.

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Caught by Pat Buck
Caught by Jerry Schiele
Caught by Tom Biga
Caught by Katy Wilson
Caught by Tom Biga
Caught by Nick Habeck
Caught by Kyle Hagy
Caught by Jake Kelly
Caught by Steve Rinehart
Caught by Jacob & Dale Lutz
Caught by Taylor Jahr
Caught by Tom Biga

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Ripley, WI

How big is Lake Ripley?
Lake Ripley is approximately 420 sq acres (1.7 sq km) in size.

How deep is Lake Ripley?
Lake Ripley is approximately 44 feet (13.4 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 18 feet (5.5 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Lake Ripley?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Panfish and Walleye in Lake Ripley.

Are there fishing guides or charters for Lake Ripley?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Lake Ripley and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Pike Pole Fishing?

What are the closest cities to Lake Ripley?
Nearby cities and towns include Lake Ripley, WI, Cambridge, WI and Rockdale, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Lake Ripley 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! Lake Ripley 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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Are there bait or tackle shops near Lake Ripley?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Lake Ripley.
Business Card: Rock River Bait Box
Rock River Bait Box
Fort Atkinson, WI
(920) 691-2602
about 10 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Lake Ripley?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Lake Ripley (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Lake Ripley?
We know of 2 public boat launches on Lake Ripley. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Lake Ripley area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Lake Ripley area:
Business Card: Rock River Bait Box
Rock River Bait Box
Fort Atkinson, WI
(920) 691-2602
about 10 miles away

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

What are the fishing regulations for Lake Ripley?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Lake Ripley that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 847-9367 or cell #367. Need a Wisconsin fishing license?

General Restrictions
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.

What is the bottom composition of Lake Ripley?
Lake Ripley's bottom composition is comprised of sand (85%), gravel (10%) and muck (5%).

Explore the Lake Ripley area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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2016 Crossroads RV Z-1 with outdoor kitchen
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2022 Coleman Lantern LT 17b
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2022 Keystone RV Springdale
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What aquatic invasive species are found in Lake Ripley?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Lake Ripley including Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Hybrid Eurasian / Northern Water-Milfoil 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 Lake Ripley?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Ripley? 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 69°F (21°C) to a low around 47°F (8°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 Lake Ripley?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Lake Ripley.

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

Lake Ripley Reviews
Below is the word on street about Lake Ripley.
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howie j.
Fort Atkinson, WI
2 star rating
The weed cutter polluts the lake with oil,grease.
Reviewed Feb 10, 2021
zach b.
Janesville , WI
4 star rating
Fun lake to ice fish. Plenty of bass, perch, northern, and walleye
Reviewed Jan 7, 2017
owen m.
3 star rating
any walleyes on lake ripley?
Reviewed Apr 27, 2015

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