Welcome to the Chain O' Lakes
The Waupaca Chain O'Lakes is made up of 22 inter-connected spring-fed lakes in the heart of central Wisconsin. A popular saying: "In all the world... no lakes like these." We encourage all residents and visitors to enjoy this unique landscape in a safe and courteous manner for all.
Towing, Tubing & Water Skiing Hours
Water Skiing Hours -
Keep Your Distance - It's the Law
Motorboats & Personal Watercraft (“PWCs”) must go Slow - No Wake within 100 feet of any swimmer, pier or raft.
PWCs must go Slow - No Wake within 200 feet of the shoreline.
Motorboats must go Slow - No Wake within 100 feet of the shoreline.
Mondays and Fridays 10 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Rainbow, Round, Columbia and Long (all other lakes are "Slow - No Wake" at all times)
Water Skiing Lakes -
Boater Safety Course Required
Wisconsin law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 to have completed a boater safety course accepted by the DNR before operating a motorboat or personal watercraft (“PWC”). Even though the DNR no longer sends out certificates for course completion, the law still requires you to carry the course certificate on board when operating. So, the Water Patrol recommends printing out proof of completion, laminating, and keeping it on board. Go to https://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/safetyeducation.html under boating to learn more about available courses and rules for those under 16.