With so many amusement parks and other things to do in Wisconsin Dells, it’s sometimes easy to forget about one of the area’s most treasured assets; the lakes. Every year, visitors from all over the midwest and beyond flock to the region for a Wisconsin Dells vacation, reliving their childhood memories or embarking on new traditions. With its tranquil lakes, surrounded by serene forests and prairies, it’s no wonder that Wisconsin Dells cabin rentals are a hot commodity each summer. To give you an idea of what to expect from these natural recreational resources, we’ve put together a short guide regarding the lakes around Wisconsin Dells.

Lake Delton

Possibly the area’s most prominent lake, this human-made reservoir is home to a myriad of parks, resorts, and restaurants. Just under 300 acres, what Lake Delton lacks in area, it makes up with attractions and activities. Despite its relatively small size, Lake Delton lends itself to visitors wishing to jet ski, water ski, and parasail, while remaining a decent fishing and leisure destination. 

Blass Lake

For those seeking a little more relaxation than recreation at their Wisconsin Dells cabin rental, Blass Lake offers a tranquil environment free of speedboats and racing jet skis. Due to its speed restrictions, Blass Lake is ideal for a peaceful canoeing or kayaking outing. Furthermore, an abundance of bluegill and game fish, including pike, walleye, and largemouth bass, make it a great spot to wet a line.  

Lake Petenwell

Another human-made reservoir, Lake Petenwell, covers over 23,000 acres in three counties and is Wisconsin’s second-largest body of water at about 36 square miles. Recreational boating and fishing are the most prominent activities, and guests can access via 15 boat landings. With a diverse array of fish species, Lake Petenwell has been recognized as an excellent fishing destination and plays host to several annual fishing tournaments.   

Glacier Lake

Also known as Ogle Lake, this secluded enclave offers a sandy escape in a wooded environment that’s perfect for a dip. At just 17 acres, there is a no-wake restriction, so speed boats and jet skis are not ideal. However, the moderately clear water and thriving panfish population make it a great spot to go fishing with kids.

Mirror Lake

Just three miles from Wisconsin Dells, Mirror Lake is a picturesque beauty that lies amongst the iconic sandstone bluffs that exemplify the region. Supplementing this charming destination is easy access to Mirror Lake State Park, which offers picnic areas, over 28 miles of hiking trails, and kayak and canoe rental. 

Wisconsin River

The Wisconsin River provides a plethora of recreational opportunities, much like many of our favorite lakes. This major waterway plays an integral role in what we know as Wisconsin Dells, and our beloved region wouldn’t be the same without it. Every watercraft from pontoons to speedboats can be seen enjoying the river. Due to the heavy recreational usage starting in late spring to early fall, fishing is best done in the early morning or after dark, but many anglers have been rewarded for their planning.  

The Best Wisconsin Dells Cabin Rentals

It’s no secret that Wisconsin Dells is one of the midwest’s premier vacation hotspots, and Sand County Vacation Rentals has a dynamic array of properties awaiting your presence. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a family getaway, there’s something for everyone on your next Wisconsin Dells vacation. For more information on how we may accommodate your stay, please contact us online or call 800-822-7768.