Seaplane information

Fly over Wisconsin and you’ll quickly realize we have a lot of lakes. Upwards of 15,000. With all these lakes and several large river ways, just about anywhere you go, you’ll find water nearby. If you’re a seaplane pilot, that means nearly endless opportunities for floatplane flying fun!

Wisconsin seaplane bases and lakes with seaplane restrictions

Wisconsin has six seaplane bases open to the public and another nine which are available with prior permission from the owner. The map below depicts the locations of seaplane bases as well as bodies of water with known seaplane restrictions.

 

Public seaplane bases​ ​
​Boulder Junction Municipal Airport & Seaplane Base (BDJ)
Airport Rd.
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
(715) 385-2220
Associated city: Boulder Junction
Associated water: Boulder Lake
​Silver Lake Seaplane Base (WN2)
1133 27th Ave.
Cumberland, WI 54829
(715) 822-2489
Associated city: Cumberland
Associated water: Silver Lake
​North Country Seaplane Base (SS1)
10697 S. Tracy Rd.
Solon Springs, WI
(715) 378-2016
Associated city: Solon Springs
Associated water: Upper Saint Croix Lake
​Sweetwater Bay Seaplane Base (30W)
7890 Highway Y
Oconto, WI 54153
(920) 834-5509
Associated city: Oconto
Associated water: Green Bay
​Shawano Municipal Airport & Seaplane Base (EZS)
248 Airport Road
Shawano, WI 54166
(715) 526-2465
Associated city: Shawano
Associated water: Shawano Lake
​Wausau Downtown Airport & Seaplane Base (AUW)
725 Woods Place
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 845-3400
Associated city: Wausau
Associated water: Lake Wausau

 

​ ​Private seaplane bases
​Beaver Dam Lake Seaplane Base (1WI5)
W11056 Glen Rd.
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
(414) 326-3158
Associated city: Randolph
Associated water: Beaver Dam Lake
​Northwoods Romeo (4WI3)
1555 3rd Ave.
Cumberland, WI 54829
(715) 554-0454
Associated city: Cumberland
Associated water: Beaver Dam Lake
​Cedar Lake Seaplane Base (WI35)
1176 County Road H
New Richmond, WI 54017
(715) 248-3265
Associated city: New Richmond
Associated water: Cedar Lake
​Round Lake Seaplane Base (WS24)
10119 N. Filter Bay Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 462-3792
Associated city: Hayward
Associated water: Round Lake
​Cranberry International Seaplane Base (WN66)
6031 County Highway D
Eagle River, WI 54521
(715) 479-3881
Associated city: Eagle River
Associated water: North Nokomis Lake
​Schiffmann Seaplane Base (WS64)
6874 Tivoli Lane
St. Germain, WI 54558
(715) 891-0628
Associated city: St. Germain
Associated water: Pickerel Lake
​Diedrich Seaplane Base (11WN)
W11305 County Highway V
Lodi, WI 53555
(608) 592-3519
Associated city: Lodi
Associated water: Lake Wisconsin
​Vette/Blust Seaplane Base (96WI)
5050 Lake Road
Oshkosh, WI 54902
(920) 233-3732
Associated city: Oshkosh
Associated water: Lake Winnebago
​Johnson Island Seaplane Base (WS82)
5010 W Lakeshore Dr.
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
(815) 728-9007
Associated city: Mountain
Associated water: Chute Pond (Oconto River) 

 

Seaplane restrictions

The following is a list of known bodies of water that have restrictions specific to seaplane operations. There may be additional bodies of water with restrictions that do not appear on this list. For example, there may be communities that have ordinances which contain general restrictions on motor-powered craft, boats, watercraft, power-driven boat, self-propelled boats, combustion-engine craft, etc.
We recommend all seaplane pilots contact the local lake or river authority before attempting to use these or any other surface water for seaplane operations.

LakeCountyAuthority
Bear LakeBarronTown of Bear Lake
Lake MendotaDaneCity of Madison
Lake MononaDaneCity of Madison
Lake WingraDaneCity of Madison
Eagle HarborDoorTown of Ephraim
Interfalls LakeDouglasDNR
Lake AltoonaEau ClaireCity of Altoona
Auburn LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Buttermilk LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Cedar LakeFond du LacTown of Osceola
Crooked LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Dickman LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Forest LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Kettle Moraine LakeFond du LacTown of Osceola
Little Mud LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Long LakeFond du LacTown of Osceola
Maute LakeFond du LacDNR
Mud LakeFond du LacTown of Osceola
Spring LakeFond du LacTown of Auburn
Spruce LakeFond du LacTown of Osceola
Governor Dodge State ParkIowaDNR
Lake RipleyJeffersonTown of Oakland
Rock LakeJeffersonTown of Lake Mills
Spring LakeJeffersonVillage of Palmyra
Elizabeth LakeKenoshaVillage of Twin Lakes
Marie LakeKenoshaVillage of Twin Lakes
Yellowstone LakeLafayetteDNR
Bass LakesMenomineeTown of Menominee
LaMotte LakeMenomineeTown of Menominee
Legend LakeMenomineeTown of Menominee
Moshawquit LakeMenomineeTown of Menominee
Spirit LakeMenomineeTown of Menominee
Wolf RiverMenomineeTown of Menominee
Lake of the DallesPolkDNR
Wisconsin RiverPortageTown of Plover
Brown's LakeRacineTown of Burlington
Lake TichiganRacineTown of Waterford
Long LakeRacineTown of Burlington
Mong LakeRacineTown of Norway
Waubeesee LakeRacineTown of Norway
Wind LakeRacineTown of Norway
Devils LakeSaukDNR
Lake DeltonSaukVillage of Lake Delton
Lake RedstoneSaukTown of La Valle
Elkhart LakeSheboyganTown of Elkhart Lake
Lake SevenSheboyganDNR
Willow River State ParkSt. CroixDNR
Crystal LakeVilasDNR
KawaquesagaVilasTown of Minocqua
MinocquaVilasTown of Minocqua
TomahawkVilasTown of Minocqua
Lake BeulahWalworthTown of East Troy
Lauderdale LakeWalworthTown of La Grange
Pleasant LakeWalworthTown of La Grange
Potten LakeWalworthTown of Richmond
Turtle LakeWalworthTown of Richmond
Whitewater LakeWalworthTown of Richmond
Leesome LakeWashburnTown of Madge
Amy Bell LakeWashingtonTown of Richfield
Bark LakeWashingtonTown of Richfield
Big Cedar LakeWashingtonLake Protection and Rehabilitation District
Friess LakeWashingtonTown of Richfield
Lake FiveWashingtonTown of Richfield
Little Cedar LakeWashingtonTown of West Bend
Lucas LakeWashingtonTown of West Bend
Silver LakeWashingtonTown of West Bend
Wallace LakeWashingtonTown of Trenton
Ottawa LakeWaukeshaDNR
Pewaukee LakeWaukeshaTown of Delafield
Pine LakeWaukeshaVillage of Chenequa
Spencer LakeWaupacaTown of Dayton
Stratten LakeWaupacaTown of Dayton
Waupaca Chain of LakesWaupacaCity of Waupaca
Neenah HarborWinnebagoTown of Neenah