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Shawano Lake

Shawano County - Wisconsin
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Shawano Lake is a 6,215-acre freshwater lake located in northeastern Wisconsin, in Shawano County. It is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.

The lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet and is surrounded by several residential neighborhoods, public parks, and forests. It is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with a variety of fish species available, including walleye, northern pike, musky, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. The lake has several public fishing piers and fishing tournaments are held throughout the year.

Shawano Lake is a popular spot for boating, with several public boat launches and marinas located along the shore. Visitors can enjoy water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and other water sports, as well as kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.

In addition to water activities, the area around Shawano Lake offers a variety of other recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and golfing. The city of Shawano, located on the shore of the lake, has several parks, restaurants, and shops, and is home to the Shawano County Historical Society Museum, which features exhibits on the history of the area.

Overall, Shawano Lake is a great destination for visitors looking to enjoy a variety of recreational activities in a scenic setting in northeastern Wisconsin.


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The wild is calling. This is the place to experience something new, even a bit edgy, perhaps something that's been on your bucket list. It's a getaway where you can feel comfortable getting out of your comfort zone. Rent a paddle board. Hunt for wild mushrooms. Ride the whitewater rapids or let it ride at one of three casinos. Hop on a bike or snowmobile to take in the sights. Rent a jet ski, kayak or take those flying lessons you've always wanted to. No matter what time of year it is, you'll find some wildly scenic and incredibly exciting activities around every corner. It's time to get lost in Shawano Country and find your wild side.
For more information on things to do and see check out shawanocountry.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About Shawano Lake, WI


How big is Shawano Lake?
Shawano Lake is approximately 6,215 sq acres (25.2 sq km) in size.

How deep is Shawano Lake?
Shawano Lake is approximately 40 feet (12.2 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 9 feet (2.7 m).

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


Are there fishing guides or charters for Shawano Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Shawano Lake and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Top Gun Charter Service?

What are the closest cities to Shawano Lake?
Nearby cities and towns include Cecil, WI, Shawano, WI and Keshena, WI.

Are there places to stay in the Shawano 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! Shawano 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: Super 8 Shawano
Pro Savings
Super 8 Shawano
Shawano, WI
(715) 526-6688
about 3 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Shawano Lake?
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 Shawano Lake (.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 Shawano Lake?
We know of 7 public boat launches on Shawano Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Shawano Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Shawano Lake area:
Business Card: Super 8 Shawano
Pro Savings
Super 8 Shawano
Shawano, WI
(715) 526-6688
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce
Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce
Shawano, WI
(715) 524-2139
about 5 miles away

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

What are the fishing regulations for Shawano Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Shawano Lake 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 Shawano Lake?
Shawano Lake's bottom composition is comprised of sand (88%) and muck (12%).

Explore the Shawano Lake 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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What aquatic invasive species are found in Shawano Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Shawano Lake including Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Faucet Snail, Hybrid Eurasian / Northern Water-Milfoil, Phragmites (non-native), Purple Loosestrife, Rusty Crayfish 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 Shawano Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Shawano 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 77°F (25°C) to a low around 56°F (13°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.

Shawano Lake Reviews
Below is the word on street about Shawano Lake.
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dill c.
Shawano, WI
1 star rating
Overfished, too many people, milfoil problems,
Reviewed Mar 30, 2021
andy b.
Newlondon, WI
3 star rating
Been fishing country park area few crops small gills
Reviewed Jan 25, 2019
derek m.
Seymour, WI
3 star rating
Fished out of cecil bay saturday night. Caught 2 6" gills and a 10"Crappie. No flags. Ice was 13"-14" Thick
Reviewed Jan 20, 2019

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