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Trippe Lake Park

407 S Wisconsin St, Whitewater, WI, USA

Dedicated as a city park in 1958, the lake and park are named in honor of Dr. James and Rosepha Trippe, credited as being the founders of the city in 1839. Trippe Lake was formed as a result of a dam that was constructed to power a sawmill. Trippe Lake served as the swimming area for the city for many years. The park is located at 407 S Wisconsin Street. Trippe Lake Park is a popular local destination of anglers. The park includes a free boat launch and an accessible fishing pier. The sledding hill is a popular location during the winter months and Trippe Lake provides ample opportunities for ice fishing. In 2009, the Trippe Lake Shelter was constructed. The building includes accessible restrooms, an open air shelter with picnic tables, small kitchen with food prep area, and storage space for recreation programs.


  • Picnic area

  • Open shelter

  • Grills

  • Drinking water

  • Restrooms

  • Playground equipment

  • Boat ramp

  • Fishing

  • Trails/hiking

  • Cross-country skiing

  • Snowshoeing 

  • Multi-purpose Area

  • Water features

24.2 Acres

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