COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Please be aware that some businesses may sporadically adjust hours due to staffing issues. Please call ahead or check social media. Also, maintain a COVID-conscious distance when in public places and be mindful of posted protocols. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Ice Fishing

With safety always top of mind, ice fishing is a popular winter activity in Wisconsin. There are dozens of inland lakes in Kenosha County that freeze when weather conditions are right, offering perfect ice fishing conditions. Among the most popular fishing lakes are the 500-plus acre Silver Lake, and Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth, known as the “Twin Lakes.” Powers Lake is also a favorite all-season fishing lake, with more than 450 acres of clear water and pristine ice conditions in winter. The Fox River in western Kenosha County is another admired fishing spot. 

Note: the Wisconsin DNR does not monitor ice conditions, or the thickness of the ice so be sure to check ice conditions. Anglers should proceed at their own risk as conditions can change rapidly. No ice is 100% safe.

Did You Know?
  • Fishing licenses and a live bait machine are available at Lou Perrine's Gas and Groceries, 52nd Street and Sheridan Road.
  • The first-time buyer license is available to those who haven't fished in Wisconsin before or want to return to fishing after some time away. 
  • A one-day fishing license is available.
  • Free Fishing Weekends are always held the third full weekend in January and the first full weekend in June. 
  • Need a Fishing License or additional information? Contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Winter in the Kenosha Area

Ice Skating

A 32-foot by 60-foot outdoor ice rink is set up by the City of Kenosha at Veterans Memorial Park...

Tubing & Sledding

Throughout Kenosha County, there are numerous parks to bring your sled for a snow day. Tubing...

Skiing & Snowboarding

Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing is offered at Wilmot Mountain. It’s been here since...

Ice Fishing

With safety always top of mind, ice fishing is a popular winter activity in Wisconsin. There are...


There are over 200 miles of managed snowmobile trails to enjoy in Kenosha County.