Boating & Water Sports in Green Lake

Whether you like to fish, take the pontoon out for a leisurely ride, or jet around on your jet skis, Green Lake has plenty of beautiful water to ride in. Just spend a weekend on the water in Green Lake and you’ll experience wind-in-your-hair fun like never before!


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With more than 27 miles of shoreline, you have over 11 square miles to experience your fun and enjoy your time in Green Lake. And given that Green Lake is 95% spring fed, you can have a lot of opportunities to take your canoes or kayak’s out on the lake and rivers, too!

Are you more of the adventure type? Don’t forget that we are also the Deepest Inland Lake in Wisconsin – that means great fishing, great swimming, and even more memories!

Boat Launches on Green Lake

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Deacon Mills Park

Downtown on South Street (#1 on map)

This boat launch is the closest located right in downtown Green Lake. A wide ramp with direct access to the bay and Deacon Mills Park makes this a popular ramp.

$5 daily boat-launch fee or $30 seasonal pass required [$20 for residents] from the city


Canal St. Launch

Downtown on Canal Street (#2 on map above)

Plenty of parking and a somewhat “out of the way” location highlight this launch. The water is shallow, so it may not be suitable for larger boats. You will also need to go under a bridge to access the main lake. Pontoon boats will need to lower their biminis.

$5 daily boat-launch fee or $30 seasonal pass required [$20 for residents] from the city


Hattie Sherwood Park

Near downtown at the campground (#3 on map above)

A small boat launch used primarily by the campground. You will need to go under the bridge to access the main lake. A great place to launch for bass fishing in the mill pond area.

$5 daily boat-launch fee or $30 seasonal pass required [$20 for residents] from the city


Duering’s Landing

On Illinois Avenue (#4 on map above)

This launch has no pier but offers direct access to the Inlet area of the lake.

Free to launch


Sunset Park

East side of Green Lake on Hwy. A (#5 on map above)

Plenty of parking, sandy bottom and multiple ramps make this the most popular boat launch on the east end of the lake. Picnic tables, grassy areas and swimming make this a great spot for all-day visitors to the lake. The lake at this end has a sandy bottom and is shallow making for a great place to start water skiers of all ages.

$5 daily boat-launch fee or $30 seasonal pass required [$20 for residents] from the county


Horner’s Landing

Spring Grove Road off Hwy. A (#6 on map above)

A popular access point from southeast end. Plenty of parking and a well maintained ramp and pier make this a great landing. Fishermen (and women) enjoy the quick access to the lake from Horner’s Landing.

Free to launch


Dodge Memorial Park

West end of lake on Cty. Trk. K (#7 on map above)

Dubbed “County Park” by many, this is a popular picnic area, swimming beach and boat launch area. Featuring multiple ramps and piers and plenty of parking, this area is a popular access point to the west end of the lake.

$5 daily boat-launch fee or $30 seasonal pass required [$20 for residents] from the county

There are also launches at Spring Lake and Big Twin Lake. Both have parking lots and piers. Deacon Mills Park, Sunset Park, Illinois Avenue, and Horner’s Landing are popular winter access points for cars and trucks during ice fishing season.

So what are you waiting for? Join the fun that boating on Green Lake has to offer!