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Beaver Dam Lake is the 16th largest lake in Wisconsin and provides excellent summer and winter fishing. The largest lake in Dodge County, Beaver Dam Lake covers 6,600 acres, is 14 miles long, and has over 41 miles of shoreline. It is especially well suited for speedboating, sailing, and provides excellent summer and winter fishing for northern pike, walleye, bass, catfish, bullhead, and a variety of panfish. Besides fishing, the lake is especially suited for water-skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. An active Senior Citizen Center offers day-by-day activities as well as trips and classes. A greenhouse and woodworking shop afford senior citizens opportunities to explore their particular interests, and the Beaver Dam public school collaborates with the center to offer ongoing senior computer classes.
Beaver Dam’s cultural calendar is filled year-round with programs and events to meet every interest. The Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts, operated by the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association, offers cultural activities to Beaver Dam and the surrounding area residents. Permanent collections and changing exhibits, classes and workshops are offered at all times of the year. An outstanding Community Theatre presents several productions annually and residents participate in the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus. The Community Concert Association presents a variety of programs, featuring regionally and nationally recognized artists. Wayland Academy and the Beaver Dam Unified School District present many fine arts programs which are open to the public.
Whether you visit for a day or stay for a weekend, make yourself at home in Beaver Dam. This picturesque community, located in south central Wisconsin, is surrounded by rich farmlands. Beaver Dam is situated just 40 minutes northeast of Madison, 90 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, 90 minutes south of Appleton, and 2 1/2 hours north of Chicago. You will find the community a flourishing city with a progressive business and industrial climate. Yet, it maintains its small-town character and is a great place to enjoy year-round recreation.