Lake Finder >> AccessThe type of access a lake has really only matters if you are looking for a private or a semi-private lake. Public lakes are not all super-busy and super-crowded but they all have the potential to be such. You really have to check out a public lake for yourself to see how busy it is. If you want privacy and a more quiet, Northwoods atmosphere you are more likely to find it on a private or semi-private lake.
|The most rare type of lake. There are only a couple private lakes over over 100 acres in Wisconsin. A private lake is fully owned by an individual or an entity with no future development possible. The most quiet and controlled type of lake.|
|This type of lake has no current public access. Access can be gained via privately owned boat launches. Public access is possible in the future. Semi-public lakes are very quiet and private in almost all cases.|
|The most common type of lake with public boat launches and land that give access to this type of lake. A public lake has the highest activity level and least amount of privacy of the three types of lake access. Smaller public lakes are more peaceful.|