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It's easy to fall in love with Wisconsin's 15,000 lakes. Breathtaking scenery and beautiful wildlife provide the backdrop along thousands of miles of shoreline, where Wisconsin residents and our visitors can fish, boat, swim or just relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

The DNR partners with the University of Wisconsin Extension and citizens around the state to help protect and maintain these amazing natural resources while providing some of the best recreational opportunities in the nation. Today more than 600 lake organizations and thousands of volunteers play a leadership role in the stewardship of Wisconsin's lakes.

Last Revised: Monday, October 27, 2014