Arrowhead Lake is located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, Wisconsin. The impoundment is 350 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 30 feet, with an average depth of 8 feet. The dam impounds Fourteen-Mile Creek downstream from the dams at Lower and Upper Camelot Lakes and Sherwood Lake, on its way to the Wisconsin River. There is a public boat ramp located on southwest side of the lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department, as well as a public swimming beach. Arrowhead Lake is part of the Tri-Lakes Management District.
Sherwood Lake is located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. The impoundment is slightly over 243 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 24 feet, with an average depth of 8 feet. Both Upper and Lower Camelot Lakes flow through dams into Sherwood Lake. Sherwood Lake flows through a dam into Arrowhead Lake. There is a public boat launch on Sherwood Lake on the southwest edge of the lake owned by the Parks Department of Adams County. Heavy residential development around the lake is found along most of the lakeshore. The Lake is managed by the Tri-Lakes Management District, although there is also a Sherwood Lake Property Owners Association.
Upper & Lower Camelot Lakes & Channel
The Camelot Lakes are located in the Town of Rome, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. They are part of a series of lakes commonly called “Tri-Lakes”. Lower Camelot Lake is the first lake in the series, where Fourteen Mile Creek enters. Lower Camelot Lake is 260 surface acres, with a maximum depth is 24 feet and an average depth of 8 feet. Spring Branch Creek enters Upper Camelot Lake, which has 191 surface acres, a maximum depth of about 25 feet, and an average depth of 8 feet. A channel connects Lower Camelot Lake to Upper Camelot Lake. There is a public boat ramp located on southwest side of Lower Camelot Lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department. The dams that impound these streams & form the lakes are owned and maintained by Adams County. The lake shores on both lakes are heavily developed. The lakes are managed by the Tri-Lakes Management District; there is also an active Camelot Property Owners Association.
Big Roche-A-Cri Lake is a man-made lake (impoundment) located in north central Adams County. It has a surface area of 205 acres, a shoreline length of 6.1 miles, a maximum depth of 25 feet and a mean depth of 9 feet. The Cottonville Dam impounds water of Big Roche-A-Cri to form the lake. The dam currently is operated to produce hydroelectricity. Recreational development occurs on most lots around the lake. There are two public boat rams; one located just to the east of Highway 13 on the north side of the lake, and a second located on the northwest end of the lake. there is an active Big Roche-A-Cri Lake District.
Adams County Lakes--North
.Arkdale Lake is located just off Highway 21 in the Town of Strongs Prairie, Adams County. This is a man-made lake of just over 46 acres, with an average depth of about 5 feet. The dam is owned and operated by the Arkdale Lake District.
Friendship Lake is a mesotrophic impoundment located in the Towns of Adams and Preston, Adams County, in the south central part of Wisconsin. It has good water quality and good water clarity. There are 115 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet and an average depth of 6 feet. The lake is created by the damming of Little Roche a Cri Creek and is fed by a large stream system that originates in the next county eastward. The dam is privately owned and has, in the past, generated a small amount of electricity, which was sold to a power company. There is a county-owned park with boat launch and public beach located on the northwest end of the lake. Friendship Lake is managed by the Friendship Lake District.
Castle Rock & Petenwell Lakes
Castle Rock Lake is part of the Wisconsin River flowage, located between Adams and Juneau counties in Central Wisconsin. It is a man-made lake of about 14,000 acres that opened in the early 1950s and is the fifth largest lake in Wisconsin. Its maximum depth is 36 feet. The dam is operated by the Wisconsin Power Company and generates electricity. Buckhorn State Park is located on the west side of Castle Rock Lake. There are also Adams and Juneau County parks on the lake.
Petenwell Lake, slightly north of Castle Rock Lake, is also part of the Wisconsin River Flowage. It is a man-made lake of 23,040 surface acres and a maximum depth of 48 feet. The dam on the lake is owned by the Wisconsin Power Company and is used to generate electricity. There are a number of county parks located on both sides of the lake.
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