Patrick Lake
Wolf Lake
Crooked Lake
Deep Lake
Easton Lake
Fawn Lake
Fenner Lake
Goose Lake
Jordan Lake
Mason Lake
McGinnis Lake
Peppermill Lake
Adams County Lakes--South
Crooked Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, in south eastern Adams County. It is a natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. Crooked Lake has 48 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 56 feet and a mean depth of 14 feet. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has designated Crooked Lake as an outstanding water body. There is a public boat ramp located on the north side of the lake. The Crooked Lake Association has been active since 2004.
Deep Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, in southern Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Deep Lake is a natural seepage lake formed from historical glacier activity. It has good to very good water quality and clarity. There are 35 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 50 feet. The lake has an oval-shaped basin with a steeply-sloping littoral zone. The only public access is a steep stairway “carry-in”. There is no public boat ramp. Deep Lake is the only lake with public access in Adams County without any lake organization or district.
Easton Lake is located in the Town of Easton, Adams County, WI (T16N, R6E, S28-29), in the south central part of Wisconsin. The impoundment (man-made lake) is 24 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 11 feet, with an average depth of 5 feet.  There is a public boat ramp located on the north side of the lake owned by the Adams County Parks Department. The dam is owned and operated by Adams County. The Easton Lake District in active in the lake’s management.
Fawn Lake is located in the Town of Dell Prairie, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Fawn Lake is a mildly eutrophic impoundment with good water quality and fair water clarity. It has 29 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 13 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. Water level is controlled by a dam owned and maintained by Adams County. There is a public boat ramp on the northeast end of the lake. A public fishing dock is located near the boat ramp. The Fawn Lake District was formed in 2002-2003.

www.fawnlakewd.com
Fenner Lake is mostly located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI. It is a mesotrophic natural seepage lake with fair to very good water quality and very good clarity. The lake has 33 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 30 feet and an average depth of 5 feet. The water level of Fenner Lake has been dropping in the last few years. A study is currently underway to determine causes. Fenner Lake has been designated a no-motor lake for some years. There is a sand boat ramp and swimming area at the far east end of the lake, owned and maintained by Marquette County. There is a Fenner Lake Association.
Goose Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. This is a natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. It has 81 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 18 feet and an average depth of 7 feet. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. The southwest basin of the lake provides the deepest water habitat. The north and west basins are deep marshes. An island partially separates the west basin and a peninsula partly separates the north basin. Most of the on-lake residences are along the eastern and southern shores. There is a lake Association and Lake District at Goose Lake
Jordan Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Jordan Lake is a natural seepage lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. It has good to very good water quality and very good water clarity. There are 213 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 100 feet. Except for one section, Jordan Lake is heavily-developed. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. There is a public boat ramp owned by the Adams County Parks Department on the west side of the lake. There are also condominiums, RV campgrounds and resorts on the shore. The lake is managed by the Jordan Lake Improvement District.

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Mason Lake is located in the Town of New Haven, Adams County, WI, in the Town of Douglas, Marquette County, and in the Town of Lewiston, Columbia County, in the south central part of Wisconsin. The largest part of the impoundment lies in Adams County. This impoundment (man-made lake) has 855 surface acres, maximum depth of 9 feet,  with a surface watershed covering 28 square miles. The Town of Douglas owns the dam forming Mason Lake. Mason Lake is a popular fishing lake in both summer and winter.
Attached to Mason Lake by a channel is Amey Pond. Amey Pond is operated as a waterfowl refuge by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Duck Unlimited jointly. In 2002, Mason Lake was placed on the federal impaired waterways list (commonly called the “303(d)” list). The reasons for this placement included highly-elevated phosphorus level, eutrophication, pH problems, NPS contamination and degraded habitat. The lake is managed by the Mason Lake District.

www.lakemason.org
McGinnis Lake is located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. The impoundment is 33 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 28 feet, with an average depth of 9 feet. The dam is owned and maintained by Adams County. There is a public boat ramp located on east end of the lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department. Most of the lake’s shore is developed into residences. The lake is managed by the McGinnis Lake Association.
Parker Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin, right off State Highway 82. The lake is 60 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is about 37 feet, with an average depth of 13 feet. About 21% of the lake is over 20’ deep. Parker Lake is a “seepage” lake, a natural lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. There is a public wayside located on Highway 82 with walking access to the lake. There is no public boat landing, although the Parker Lake Lodge permits boat launching for a fee. The lake is managed by the Parker Lake Association.

www.parkerlakeassociation.org
Patrick Lake is located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Patrick Lake is a mesotrophic natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. It has 50 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 21 feet and a mean depth of 10 feet. In the past few years, the water level in Patrick Lake has been declining substantially. Studies are underway to determine what factors may be contributing to the ongoing lowering water levels. There is a county park and boat launch at the southeast “corner” of the lake. The lake is managed by the Patrick Lake Improvement District.
Peppermill Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Peppermill Lake is a mesotrophic impoundment with good to very good water quality and very good water clarity. It has 65 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 14 feet and an average depth about 6 feet. Peppermill Lake is at the head of a stream subsystem that flows eventually into the Fox River and Lake Michigan. There is a public boat ramp on the northeast end of the lake owned by the Town of Jackson. The dam is owned and maintained by Adams County. The lake is managed by the Peppermill Lake District.

www.peppermilllake.us

SOLBERG SILVER LAKE
Sohlberg Silver Lake is located in a Wisconsin State Natural Area in the Town of Quincy in Adams County, WI.  It is adjacent to and north of the Quincy Bluff Natural Area.  Although Sohlberg Silver Lake Area has 308 acres, the lake itself fluctuates from  7 to 16 acres, depening on precipation.  The lake itself is heavily stained with tannin.  Public access to the lake is a walk-in area fomr a dead-end paved road, then hike down a steep hill.
HILL LAKE
Hill Lake is a private 12-acre impoundment located in the Town of Jackson in Adams County, WI.  It has a maximum depth of about 9 or 10 feet, with an average depth of less than 5 feet.  There is no defined public access.  The lake is managed by the Hill Estates Property Owner's Association, which owns a private boat access and outlot for use by landowners in the lake area.

Aquatic Plant Report Hill Lake 2014            Hill Lake Snapshot 2001-2017

Parker Lake
.Wolf Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. . Wolf Lake has 49 surface acres and a maximum depth of 58 feet. Wolf Lake is a “seepage” lake, a natural lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. About 1/3 of the lake shore is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is undeveloped. The rest of the shore is occupied by residences, but effort has been made to keep natural shorelines. There is a public boat landing owned by the Town of Jackson for this no-motor lake. The lake is managed by the Wolf Lake Association.
QUICK WATER LINKS

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources   http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes
UW-Extension Lakes     http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-app/
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Wisconsin Lakes    http://www.wisconsinlakes.org
EPA Watershed Information
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