Can I find cheap vacation rentals in Lake Winnebago?
Prices for a stay in Lake Winnebago begin at $99 per night.
Is there a wide selection of vacation rentals in Lake Winnebago?
At the moment there are 578 vacation rentals available for you to choose from.
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Lake Winnebago Information
About Lake Winnebago
Located just an hour north of Milwaukee, Lake Winnebago is Wisconsin’s largest lake. It spans across 130,000 acres, boasts 88 miles of shoreline, and is even home to a few islands along its western shore. High Cliff State Park is conveniently located on the eastern shore of the lake, and is definitely worth a visit! Lake-goers love the beaches that provide ample space for families, friends, and everyone in between to lounge in the sun or splash around in the water. Lake Winnebago is a great summer vacation destination, so start planning now!
Things to do in Lake Winnebago
Looking for a place to relax and bask in the sunshine? Head to some of Lake Winnebago’s many beaches and start your vacation off right. Sunset Beach Park is a popular spot on the northeastern shores, and features a pier and a swimming area off a sand bar. Here, you can grill up some hamburgers, eat at the provided picnic tables, and start up a game of volleyball on the sports facilities. If you brought your boat or plan on renting one, take it out to Streich’s Beach, a sand bar found in Willow Harbor. Many locals go here and play in the lake, since it’s no more than 3 feet deep and is a great spot to swim. The 1,200-acre High Cliff State Park is a must-visit when you’re at Lake Winnebago. It’s located right along the northeastern shores and is easily accessible. Not only does the park feature 200-feet tall limestone cliffs that were part of the Niagara Escarpment, which developed more than 1 million years ago, it is also the site of a lost town that now resembles a ghost town. The park also boasts about 8 miles of hiking trails; try the 3.4-mile Red Bird Trail or the 1.7-mile Lime Kiln Trail for the best views of the escarpment. Head to the small museum located inside the park and learn a little more about the history of the area and how it came to be what it is today. Once you’ve explored the park and its offerings, head out to the beach and watch the sunset over the water.
Day Trips from Lake Winnebago
Oshkosh is conveniently located on Lake Winnebago, but there’s so much to do there that you’ll want to make a day trip out of it. Head to the EAA AirVenture Museum and let the kids explore the art of aviation through flight simulators and hands-on exhibits. For the art-enthusiast, check out the Paine Art Center and Gardens. This historic estate features an art gallery and rotating art exhibits, and its English-country-style architecture is another sight to see. The Menominee Park Zoo sits on 8 acres and houses some 30-50 native and exotic animals. Make a stop at the Grand Opera House, a restored Victorian-era theater that plays home to the Oshkosh Symphony. In the summer it offers free events like movie showings, so check and see what’s happening while you’re there. For the night owls, Oshkosh provides some great bars and restaurants, like Pete’s Garage Bar and Peabody’s Ale House and The Sideyard, both of which have great drinks. Home to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, you’re likely to find college students out and about into the wee hours of the night.
Lake Winnebago Accommodations
If you’re heading to Lake Winnebago with your family, friends, or for a weekend getaway with a loved one, check out Tripping.com’s vacation rental options. Stay in a lakeside cottage overlooking the water and have private access to the lake. Choose a house with ample space for everyone in the family to have their own bedroom without having to sacrifice the lake view. Stay closer to the western shores to be near Oshkosh or on the eastern shores to be near High Cliff State Park.
Transportation in Lake Winnebago
Getting to Lake Winnebago from out of state is best done by flying into General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. From there, it’s just an hour drive to the lake. A rental car is the most efficient way to reach your accommodations, and you’ll want to have the car if you plan on making any trips around the lake on your vacation.