The Village of Marquette was first establishes in
1836; it is the third oldest settlement in the state with a population
of 185. For over 160 years area residents have enjoyed nature's
bounty on the shores of beautiful Lack Puckaway, the seventh largest
lack in Wisconsin.
Fed by the headwaters of the historic Fox River, Puckaway
is a shallow lake approximately 8 miles long and 2 miles wide. It
contains 5,400 surface acres of water. The lake offers bays, islands,
weedbeds and open water for fishing and boating. An extensive stocking
program began in 1980 and has resulted in good populations of yellow
perch, bluegills, northern pike, walleye and largemouth bass. In
1984 area clubs put hybrid muskies into the lake. Almost all species
of fish are represented. The current state record northern pike
(38 lbs.) was taken from its waters.
The Grand River Marsh borders Puckaway to the South
and is connected to the lake by the Grand River. These two resources
offer over 14,000 acres of habitat for many kinds of wildlife; geese
and ducks stop here during their annual migrations. The marsh is
state-owned and may be used for hunting, fishing, bird watching
or sightseeing - but no 'motor' boats are allowed. Public landing
and parking areas are easily accessible.
Marquette is centrally located and many interesting
sights are within 5 minutes to a half-hour's drive. There are antique
shops, golf courses (including #1 ranked Lawsonia), flea markets
(including Princeton's - the largest in the Midwest) and an Amish
settlement with a store, greenhouse and cheese factory. A forty-five
minute drive will take you to the world-renowned Wisconsin Dells
- after which you will be happy to return to Marquette's peace,
tranquility and lower prices!
Visitors to Lake Puckaway have a wealth of recreational
opportunities. Your vacation is only limited by your imagination.
Come see us soon!
Marquette is located in Central Wisconsin
- 180 miles from Chicago, IL
- 180 miles from Dubuque, Iowa
- 90 miles from Milwaukee, WI
- 120 miles from Rockford, IL
- 50 miles from Madison, WI
- 45 miles from Wisconsin Dells, WI
- 45 miles from Oshkosh, WI
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