How to use LakeFinder


Search tips for LakeFinder

General Information

The lake name search tool is intended to provide quick access to DNR lake survey reports. In general, all you need to do is type in the name of the lake you're interested in. Searches are case insensitive and the word "lake" is not necessary. All lake names that match will be returned to you. Searches can be made more specific by entering the county name as well. In addition, you may browse all lakes in a county by simply leaving the lake name field blank and entering a county name. The lake name database only contains entries for lakes that we have reports for. Consequently, it is possible you may not always find the lake you're looking for. Please be patient, we're trying to make this service as complete as possible.

Search suggestions

Advanced searches

Searches are conducted using regular expression pattern matching, so a variety of sophisticated searches are possible. Keep in mind that by default matches can occur anywhere in a lake name. For example, the pattern "ab" will match Abbey and Baby.

Here are some advanced search tips:

Accessing Lake Surveys and other Lake Related Data

Lake survey reports can be accessed on the left side of the Lake Window. Maps are found under the Maps heading on the left side of the window.
The links on the LakeFinder Search Results open in a new window. To go back to the Search Results, you close the new window.

Changes Made to LakeFinder

We updated LakeFinder to: