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Elkhart Lake is the largest kettle moraine lake in Sheboygan County at 292 acre lake. While it is relatively small compared to many other lakes in southeastern Wisconsin, it is one of the deepest lakes in the state with a maximum depth of 119 feet. Elkhart Lake has some of the clearest water clarity of lakes in Wisconsin.
Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Trout and Walleye. The lake’s water clarity is very clear.
Elkhart Lake is a natural groundwater seepage lake. The lake was formed by glaciers approximately 10,000 to 15,000 years ago as a large ice block left in the glacial till melted leaving a deep depression in the earth. The soils around the lake are predominantly sand and gravel that easily transmit water movement. The Great Lakes Water Institute study estimated that 71 percent of the water that inflows to Elkhart Lake enters in the form of ground.