Lake Waconia

Lake Waconia

Waconia's first settlers were Swedish and German emigrants who came in the early 1850's to farm the extremelt fertile soil surrounding the lake. In addition to farming, the area became well known for the island one half mile from Lake Waconia's south Shore. The island dubbed "Coney Island of the West", was a popular tourist attraction for nearly 75 years.

Although the island has now returned to a wilderness state, the lake continues to be a popular year round attraction for visitors and residents alike. Wintertime activities such as ice fishing and ice sailing arre replaced by their counterparts each summer, as the lake fills with recreation seekers of all kinds. On a typical summer day, Lake Waconia's 12 square miles will display waterskiing, canoeing, rowing, sailing, fishing, windsurfing and swimming. The lake is also host to special events such as sailboat regattas, the annual Lake waconia Triathlon, and a spectacular Forth of July celebration. Lake Waconia has year round activities for both the casual and competitive persons. Boat launching, rentals, and bait are available for visitors.

Lake Statistics

  • Lake Area (acres): 3080
  • Littoral Area (acres): 1660
  • Maximum Depth (ft): 37
  • Water Clarity (ft): 5.0 (4-5.5)