A community rich in heritage and steeped in history, Whitewater has always been known for its beauty. Nestled within the forest, lakes, prairies, and hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, visitor’s flock to Whitewater for its many recreational opportunities. As you experience Whitewater, one thing you will notice is the friendly, caring people who will welcome you. We’ve been waiting for your visit and look forward to showing you our city. Native Americans once reffered to Whitewater as “Minneiska,” Meaning the city beautiful. Later, Potawatomi Native Americans used the term “Waubegannawpocat,” meaning white water, named after the whitish sands in the creek bottoms.