On the Lakes in Delafield
Delafield's natural beauty is its main attraction and the lakes are the center of outdoor recreation, in every season.
Fishing and Boating
Two separate boat launches at Naga-Waukee County Park provide access to each Nagawicka Lake and Pewaukee Lake, offer opportunities to hook Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye, and Large & Small Mouth Bass. Stop at the local bait and tackle shops for expertise on fishing spots as well as supplies for your next outing. Launch fees are required on most lakes.
During the winter, local lakes host small shanties, which mark the start of ice fishing season. Numerous local tournaments give fishermen, women and kids alike the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of the sport.
Boat Launches in Delafield
Naga-waukee County Park: Boats can be launched to each Pewaukee Lake or Nagawicka Lake from two separate public launches in the park grounds.
Upper/Lower Nemahbin: Public launch available at south end of Upper Nemahbin Lake on the channel (DR).
Bleeker Street Boat Launch: Launch to Nagawicka Lake for city of Delafield residents only.
Sailing, Kayaking, and Canoeing, Water-skiing
In addition to Nagawicka Lake, over 30 nearby lakes, including Upper and Lower Nemahbin, have public boat launches that open the door to all sorts of water sports. You can float the day away in a pontoon boat. Or, drop in your kayak or canoe at the Department of Natural Resources launch on Lower Nemahbin Lake (off Sugar Island Road), which connects to the Bark River for a paddling trip filled with natural flora and wildlife. For a decidedly more high-speed adventure, try tubing or waterskiing in our clear and clean waters.
It wouldn't be summer in Lake Country without fun in the water! The 130 ft. beach along Nagawicka Lake in Naga-Waukee County Park offers a great opportunity for sand castles and sunbathing. Kids can also enjoy a play area and volleyball right on the beach. Parents can relax with conveniences, including a full-time lifeguard, concession stand, and changing facilities. Open June - August. County Park admission fee required.