Whether you visit for a day or stay for a weekend, make yourself at home in Beaver Dam. This picturesque community, located in south central Wisconsin on Beaver Dam Lake, is surrounded by rich farmlands. Beaver Dam is situated just 40 minutes northeast of Madison, 90 minutes northwest of Milwaukee, 90 minutes south of Appleton, and 2 1/2 hours north of Chicago. You will find Beaver Dam a flourishing city with a progressive business and industrial climate. Yet, it maintains its small-town character and is a great place to enjoy year-round recreation.
Beaver Dam Lake is a 6,600 acre lake known for its excellent game and pan fishing as well as boating and water-skiing. The city maintains nineteen parks, among which are several with fishing piers and boat ramps. Picnic facilities for the general public are plentiful, as well as shoreline areas to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons.
Seasonal activities abound for Beaver Dam residents, including two racetracks which are both located east of the city. The Parks and Recreation Department plans and conducts a comprehensive year-round program of activities in swimming and tennis instruction, day camps and playground activities, ice skating rinks, and volleyball, softball and basketball leagues.
This information was provided by the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce