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Friendship Lake, Wisconsin

Friendship Lake is located in Central Wisconsin, Adams County in Adams Township.  The lake is a flowage fed by Little Roche-A-Cri Creek on the east side of Hwy 13, and turns back into a trout stream on the West side of the Hwy after the Friendship Hydroelectric Dam.  Friendship Lake has 1 large public boat launch on Hwy 13, right by the Public Beach.  It's is just north of Adams - Friendship (sometimes called the twin cities, in the heart of Adams County) and offers a variety of recreation such as swimming, fishing, waterskiing, jet skiing, boating, canoeing and great ice fishing, all with a view of Friendship Mound.  This lake has many types of fish including; Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Bluegills, Rock Bass and more.  Adams-Friendship is also the County Seat. - Friendship Beach is the Public Access Point to the Lake!

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The lake is formed by both Little Roche-A-Cri Creek and Fordham Creek which are controlled by the Friendship Dam right next to the public beach and boat launch.  Below the dam is Friendship Park where the water turns into a trout stream called Little Roche-A-Cri Creek that flows all the way into Wisconsin’s 4th largest body of water, Castle Rock Lake.


Type of Fish in Friendship Lake:

Large Mouth Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Panfish like; Blue Gills and Rock Bass

Special DNR Fishing Rules: No Trolling


Real Estate on Friendship Lake, WI.




Lake Information

  • Type Of Water

  • Lake Type

  • Water Size

  • Water Size w/ Islands

  • Volume

  • Max. Depth

  • Average Depth

  • % of Water under  3'

  • % of Water Over 20'

  • Shoreline

  • Bottom

  • Dam

- Lake, Freshwater

- Mixed drainage from Little Roche-A-Cri CreekRoche-A-Cri Creek and Fordham  Creek

- 115 sq Acres

- 114 sq Acres

- 680.6 Acres Ft

- 15'

- 6'

- 8.9%

- 0%

- 5.9 miles

- A mixture of Silt & Sand

- Friendship Lake Hydroelectric Dam

Lake Activities

  • Wake Rules
  • Public Access
  • Allowed
  • Not Allowed

- N/A

 - Public Beach & Boat Launch off of Hwy 13 just north of Adams-Friendship

- Swimming, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Fishing, Ice Fishing, Boating and Canoeing

- Trolling

-Friendship Mound, boat rental, resort, food, beach, bait & tackle, Cty Rd J, State Rd 13

Lake Location

  • Country
  • State
  • County(ies)
  • Township(s)
  • Section(s)
  • Town
  • Range

- United States of America

- Wisconsin

- Adams

- Adams and Preston

- Adams; 4 & 5, Preston 32 & 33

- 17N & 18N

- 6E

Around the Friendship Lake

  • Closest Community

  • Special Places

- Adams and Friendship; Shopping, Schools K - 12, Hospital, County Seat, Library, Fair Grounds, Food, Gas, Bait & Tackle, Lodging, Adams County Airport, Craft Fairs and Landman Realty LLC 888-696-8695

- Roche-A-Cri State Park, Friendship Mound, Adams - Friendship Flea Market, Friendship Park and much more.


Nearby Lakes, Rivers, Creeks and Trout Streams 


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