Lake Petenwell lies between Adams County and Juneau County and on the south side of Wood County in South Central Wisconsin. This area is known as a hot spot for vacationing and tourism for many reasons. The world famous Wisconsin Dells is just 30 miles to the south of Lake Petenwell and is known as The Waterpark Capital of the World. There are also amusement parks, festivals, outlet malls, restaurants, theater, and much more in the Dells. Visit the official Wisconsin Dells website for more information.
If you enjoy outdoor recreation then you will find Lake Petenwell to be the ultimate location. Nearby state and county parks and thousands of acres of public lands provide a breathtaking backdrop with nature trails, wildlife, and stunning landscape. The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge on the west side of the lake provides limitless outdoor recreation. There are over 140,000 acres of public hunting grounds within 10 minutes of Lake Petenwell and miles of ATV and snowmobile trails. Many of the town roads are also ATV & snowmobile friendly meaning in many cases you can ride right from your home.
Ho-Chunk Gaming has a casino in Nekoosa on the west side of the lake where they have a wonderful restaurant, hundreds of slot machines and numerous table games. From beginners to high rollers, Ho-Chunk Gaming will make you feel at home. On the east side of the lake is the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association's world class shooting complex in the town of Rome. Several championship golf courses lie within the Lake Petenwell vicinity including Sand Valley, Lake Arrowhead, and Northern Bay.
If you are a shopper, you will love all the small town shops in nearby Necedah, Rome, Adams, Nekoosa, and Wisconsin Rapids. If you want Outlet Malls or luxury shopping you can head down to the Wisconsin Dells.
Whether you like to be on the lake, just hanging on your lakeside deck, or enjoying all the outdoor recreational opportunities on land, Lake Petenwell and the surrounding area has something for everyone.