Visitor Informaiton

Discover Whitewater

Nestled within the forest, lakes, prairies, and hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, visitor’s flock to Whitewater for its many recreational opportunities. Visitors return to enjoy the outstanding hospitality of the local businesses.

Relax during your Whitewater at one of the local lodging options. Whitewater offers traditional hotels, the personalized service of bed and breakfasts, or the natural beauty of campgrounds.

As you experience Whitewater, one thing you will notice is the friendly, caring people who will welcome you. We’ve been waiting for your visit and look forward to showing you our city.

A fountain sits in front of the Cultural Arts Center in Whitewater, WI

Water Recreation

The area’s lakes offer a great variety of recreation. There are public beaches, picnic areas, boating, and fishing to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. A cool spring bubbles up in Nature Land County Park, an ideal spot to cool off while enjoying the country side. make sure to fill your water bottles at the Flowing Well. This Artesian well flows year round from underground aquafers, GPS: 42.798925,-88.715157. In the summer, there are ski shows on Whitewater Lake by the Minneiska Ski team which provides for a night of entertainment with great music, costumes, and exciting performances. In the winter you can find Whitewater Lake scattered with ice shanties as fisherman compete in the Lions Annual February “Fish-A-Ree.”



Whitewater, Wisconsin, is home to some incredible celebrations and activities. Everyone's favorite hometown style Independence day celebration tops the list. This multiple day festival features live music, great food, family carnival, two nights of fireworks and more. Other Highlights include: theater, galleries, guided hikes, city markets, concerts in the park, festivals and much more. From the Discover Whitewater Series marathon to our famous Sprit Tour event organizers try to always keep our events fresh and exciting either with modern twists on the tried-and-true programs or introducing soon-to-be favorites whenever possible. So, what are you waiting for? The only thing missing is YOU! Check out our events calendar to start planning!

Arts and Culture

For the folks fond of the arts, Whitewater offers artful finds from incredible galleries to awesome theatre productions. Being close to UW-W, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural activities available throughout the school year put on by college students and local groups. The Whitewater Arts Alliance and Studio 84 are hotspots for amazing exhibits and hands-on programs to keep your creative flow burning bright! Several opportunities exist year round to enjoy live entertainment. Young Auditorium hosts professional theater through out the school year. Concerts in various parks are held through out the summer months.

Kayak Whitewater Lake

Outdoor Activities

This unique and beautiful city offers a variety of opportunities for those who love biking (on-road and off-road), golf, hiking, hang gliding, skiing, swimming, fishing and boating.

Whether you prefer the exciting challenge of trail riding or the paved country roads, Whitewater is the destination for you. Nestled at the tip of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and Ice Age Trail, recreation opportunities abound with a variety of trail loops and connecting road routes. The John Muir and Emma Carlin trails provide a variety loops for all skill levels. Like something a little more low key? Check out the more than 160 miles of country road loops meandering through the fields and forests of Walworth, Jefferson and Rock counties. In Whitewater you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, take part in fun festivals, explore historical architecture, and cheer on your favorite athlete. Choose your adventure.

Explore the following directory for a variety of experiences in the Whitewater area.

Whitewater Visitors' Directory

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