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“Lake Mendota in Madison, WI” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Mendota
Madison, WI
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Ranked #21 of 122 things to do in Madison
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: Ideal for boating in the summer, and ice skating or ice fishing in winter.
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“Lake Mendota in Madison, WI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2003

Shhhhh.....Lake Mendota is one of the best kept secrets in the entire
country! It is very large, beautiful and its banks are occupied by very
expensive homes affordable only to the very well to do. This is no
tacky resort town, so homes are of high quality and lakefront taxes are
The water is 83 ft at its deepest point. There are three full service marinas on the water and a variety of restaurants to pull your boat up to. There is also the beautiful Bishops Bay Country Club on the far west side for entertaining guests. You can dock your boat at the pier and have dinner or play a round of golf. Fortunately many people in the Midwest don't know about Lake Mendota. Those south of the Illinois border tend to go to Lake of the Ozarks which doesn't come close to comparing in beauty, perfect size or fun of Lake Mendota, which would really make a great corporate retreat area if anyone actually knew about it... But shhhhhhhhh!

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