Best lakes in Oshkosh

Check out the top lakes in Oshkosh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. High Cliff State Park
1. High Cliff State Park
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22 local reviews
N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 920-989-1106
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Kelly
The views of the lake are breathtaking and the hiking is wonderful. Bring cash for the entry fee and a bag…
Richard
Just down the road about 5 minutes away. Go for a beautiful walk in nature and stop at the stunning vistas…
Craig
Located on the Northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, hiking trails and waterfront location offers views and much…
1. High Cliff State Park
1. High Cliff State Park
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22 local reviews
N7630 State Park Road, Sherwood
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 920-989-1106
Kelly
Kelly
The views of the lake are breathtaking and the hiking is wonderful. Bring cash for the entry fee and a bag lunch for the car. In the summer…
Richard
Richard
Just down the road about 5 minutes away. Go for a beautiful walk in nature and stop at the stunning vistas overlooking Lake Winnebago.
Craig
Craig
Located on the Northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, hiking trails and waterfront location offers views and much more.
2. Menominee Park Zoo
2. Menominee Park Zoo
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12 local reviews
520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 920-236-5082
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Brian
I do have a nice park right by my house, but this place is great as well. It is right on Lake Winnebago, has a…
Ryan
The free Menominee Park Zoo is a great place to relax for an afternoon. This 8 acre zoo is located along the…
Deborah
Beautiful park on Lake Winnebago with zoo and nice kid's playground, small beach, and boat ramp.
2. Menominee Park Zoo
2. Menominee Park Zoo
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12 local reviews
520 Pratt Trail, Oshkosh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 920-236-5082
Brian
Brian
I do have a nice park right by my house, but this place is great as well. It is right on Lake Winnebago, has a small beach for the kids and…
Ryan
Ryan
The free Menominee Park Zoo is a great place to relax for an afternoon. This 8 acre zoo is located along the shores of Lake Winnebago but…
Deborah
Deborah
Beautiful park on Lake Winnebago with zoo and nice kid's playground, small beach, and boat ramp.
3. Victorian Village Resort
3. Victorian Village Resort
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3 local reviews
276 Victorian Village Drive, Elkhart Lake
+1 920-876-3323
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Sarah
Check out the Tiki Bar for drinks and a fantastic view of Elkhart Lake, then mosey over to the Back Porch…
Marcus
Great TIKI bar feel right on Elkhart Lake. With live music every night in the summer.
Cathie
Barefoot bar, outside on lake resturants
3. Victorian Village Resort
3. Victorian Village Resort
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3 local reviews
276 Victorian Village Drive, Elkhart Lake
+1 920-876-3323
Sarah
Sarah
Check out the Tiki Bar for drinks and a fantastic view of Elkhart Lake, then mosey over to the Back Porch Bistro for dinner. The Tiki Bar…
Marcus
Marcus
Great TIKI bar feel right on Elkhart Lake. With live music every night in the summer.
Cathie
Cathie
Barefoot bar, outside on lake resturants
4. Norton's of Green Lake
4. Norton's of Green Lake
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4 local reviews
380 S Lawson Dr, Green Lake
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 920-294-6577
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Jeffrey
Norton's offers outstanding service with a traditional supper club atmosphere, and the best view of the lake…
Christine
Overlooks Green Lake. On the waters edge. Excellent atmosphere. Wonderful drinks, appetizers, and dinners.
Gina
Nice supper club for a more formal sit down meal overlooking the lake.
4. Norton's of Green Lake
4. Norton's of Green Lake
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4 local reviews
380 S Lawson Dr, Green Lake
Closed · Opens 4:00 PM
+1 920-294-6577
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Norton's offers outstanding service with a traditional supper club atmosphere, and the best view of the lake from a restaurant. Head their…
Christine
Christine
Overlooks Green Lake. On the waters edge. Excellent atmosphere. Wonderful drinks, appetizers, and dinners.
Gina
Gina
Nice supper club for a more formal sit down meal overlooking the lake.
5. Silvercryst Resort & Motel
5. Silvercryst Resort & Motel
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16 local reviews
w7015 Wisconsin 21, Wautoma
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 920-787-3367
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Angela
Restaurant/Resort on Silver Lake, the largest lake in the county. Great for outdoor drinks on the lakefront,…
Mary
Very good restaurant, love the steaks and salmon! Also beautiful view of Big Silver Lake from the big…
Sandra
Supper club on Big Silver Lake. Enjoy fine dining and lake views.
5. Silvercryst Resort & Motel
5. Silvercryst Resort & Motel
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16 local reviews
w7015 Wisconsin 21, Wautoma
Closed · Opens 5:00 PM
+1 920-787-3367
Angela
Angela
Restaurant/Resort on Silver Lake, the largest lake in the county. Great for outdoor drinks on the lakefront, live music most weekends, and…
Mary
Mary
Very good restaurant, love the steaks and salmon! Also beautiful view of Big Silver Lake from the big picture windows.
Sandra
Sandra
Supper club on Big Silver Lake. Enjoy fine dining and lake views.
6. Lakeside Park
6. Lakeside Park
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5 local reviews
555 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 920-322-3460
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Celia And KJ
Park at the foot of the lake, kid friendly with petting zoo and carousel, and Fond Du Lac's iconic lighthouse…
Liz
Big playground, beautiful path along the lake. Watch the boats come in to the harbor!
Craig
Located on the south end of Lake Winnebago, a must see.
6. Lakeside Park
6. Lakeside Park
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5 local reviews
555 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 920-322-3460
Celia And KJ
Celia And KJ
Park at the foot of the lake, kid friendly with petting zoo and carousel, and Fond Du Lac's iconic lighthouse. Site for Walleye Weekend…
Liz
Liz
Big playground, beautiful path along the lake. Watch the boats come in to the harbor!
Craig
Craig
Located on the south end of Lake Winnebago, a must see.
7. Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
7. Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
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6 local reviews
N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 715-258-9912
BarRestaurantFood
Brooke
This place is always filled with people having a good time. Pull your boat up to the docks and have lunch or…
Dawn
Great restaurant right on the lake. Live music most weekends. A nice variety of food. Also has a boat tour of…
Rose
Great waterfront deck and seating overlooking Taylor Lake. Open from late April until late September. Music…
7. Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
7. Clearwater Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
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6 local reviews
N2757 County Highway QQ, Waupaca
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 715-258-9912
Brooke
Brooke
This place is always filled with people having a good time. Pull your boat up to the docks and have lunch or dinner and drinks. Outdoor and…
Dawn
Dawn
Great restaurant right on the lake. Live music most weekends. A nice variety of food. Also has a boat tour of the Chain O Lakes.
Rose
Rose
Great waterfront deck and seating overlooking Taylor Lake. Open from late April until late September. Music most weekends.
8. Tiki Bar
8. Tiki Bar
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3 local reviews
276 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake
(920) 876-3323
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Delaney
Outdoor bar overlooking Elkhart Lake. The Tiki Bar offers live music on the weekends, and great food and…
8. Tiki Bar
8. Tiki Bar
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3 local reviews
276 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake
(920) 876-3323
Delaney
Delaney
Outdoor bar overlooking Elkhart Lake. The Tiki Bar offers live music on the weekends, and great food and drinks daily!
9. Chain O' Lakes-King
9. Chain O' Lakes-King
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3 local reviews
Chain O' Lakes-King, Chain O' Lakes-King
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Shayna
The beautiful Chain O' Lakes offer clear aqua blue water. Many activities include: boating, fishing, kayaking…
Brooke
The lakes are absolutely beautiful and clear! Rent a boat, paddle board, or kayak to enjoy a day on the water,…
Amy And Brent
Beautiful, crystal clear lakes that are great for boating, fishing, and recreation.
9. Chain O' Lakes-King
9. Chain O' Lakes-King
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3 local reviews
Chain O' Lakes-King, Chain O' Lakes-King
Shayna
Shayna
The beautiful Chain O' Lakes offer clear aqua blue water. Many activities include: boating, fishing, kayaking and water sports. Boat &…
Brooke
Brooke
The lakes are absolutely beautiful and clear! Rent a boat, paddle board, or kayak to enjoy a day on the water, or just go for a swim!
Amy And Brent
Amy And Brent
Beautiful, crystal clear lakes that are great for boating, fishing, and recreation.
10. Hartman Creek State Park
10. Hartman Creek State Park
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9 local reviews
N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca
+1 715-258-2372
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Brooke
Beautiful lake and park! Cost to get in. Swimming beach and hiking.
Amy And Brent
Great hiking trails, lakes, biking, swimming, etc.
Stacia
Hiking Biking trails and swimming lakes.
10. Hartman Creek State Park
10. Hartman Creek State Park
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9 local reviews
N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca
+1 715-258-2372
Brooke
Brooke
Beautiful lake and park! Cost to get in. Swimming beach and hiking.
Amy And Brent
Amy And Brent
Great hiking trails, lakes, biking, swimming, etc.
Stacia
Stacia
Hiking Biking trails and swimming lakes.
11. Elkhart Lake
11. Elkhart Lake
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6 local reviews
Elkhart Lake, Elkhart Lake
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Kate
We have a fabulous public beach in town at Fireman's Park. Our friends Doug and Tim (Doug, an orginal…
Susan And Jim
A beautiful spring-fed lake and scenic town with nice restaurants. There is a trail that goes around the lake…
Rebecca
Public access lake, cute downtown, Farmer's Market on Saturdays
11. Elkhart Lake
11. Elkhart Lake
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6 local reviews
Elkhart Lake, Elkhart Lake
Kate
Kate
We have a fabulous public beach in town at Fireman's Park. Our friends Doug and Tim (Doug, an orginal co-owner of the Brown Baer) own Water…
Susan And Jim
Susan And Jim
A beautiful spring-fed lake and scenic town with nice restaurants. There is a trail that goes around the lake that is a great 3 mile walk…
Rebecca
Rebecca
Public access lake, cute downtown, Farmer's Market on Saturdays
12. Firemans Park
12. Firemans Park
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4 local reviews
411 S Lake St, Elkhart Lake
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(920) 838-5773
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Mandi
Elkhart Lake has crystal clear waters and sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, boating and fishing. …
Delaney
Enjoy Elkhart Lake, the clearest lake in Wisconsin! Bring a beach blanket and save your spot on the beach. ~~…
12. Firemans Park
12. Firemans Park
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4 local reviews
411 S Lake St, Elkhart Lake
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
(920) 838-5773
Mandi
Mandi
Elkhart Lake has crystal clear waters and sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, boating and fishing. Water sport rentals are…
Delaney
Delaney
Enjoy Elkhart Lake, the clearest lake in Wisconsin! Bring a beach blanket and save your spot on the beach. ~~ Admission: $3/adult