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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake water level status: NORMAL

Lake level readings are taken once per week during the open water season.
During periods of high water, the lake level is checked more frequently.
When the lake is at "High Water" status, all watercraft must travel at no-wake speeds (5 MPH or less).


Boating Rules for Crystal Lake
  • Watercraft must travel in a counter-clockwise direction when going faster than 5 MPH.
  • Personal watercraft (such as a Jet Ski) may only be operated between 9:30 a.m. and one hour before sunset.
  • Water ski boats must have an observer.
  • No water skiing after sunset.
  • Observe these maximum speed limits:

                9 a.m. to sunset:  40 MPH
                Sunset to 9 a.m.: 15 MPH
                Slow-No Wake Zones:  5 MPH

  • Slow-No Wake Zones include:  Maple Island Bay, Buck Hill Bay, and all areas 150 feet from shore (except for Pik Nik Island)

Parks, Boat Launch and Beach

Two parks border Crystal Lake:

Crystal Lake West Park:    Includes a public boat launch
Crystal Beach Park:           Includes a public swimming beach

City staff tests for E. coli at the Crystal Lake public swimming beach from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
For information and testing results, click here.

Lake Finder Information

For general information about Crystal Lake, Keller Lake, Lac Lavon, Wood Pond, Lac Lavon, and Sunset Pond, please visit the DNR LakeFinder website.

For a Crystal Lake depth map, click here.

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