The heart of Menomonie is nestled on the southern end of Lake Menomin, near the damming of the Red Cedar River, which forms this man-made reservoir. To the north, you’ll find Tainter Lake, named after the Tainter family who played an integral role in Menomonie’s history. Learn more about them and their memorial theater, the Mabel Tainter. These bodies of water are connected by the Red Cedar River, creating a string of small reservoirs that make up this beautiful watershed.
The lakes of Menomonie are home to largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, panfish, and walleye. This area has great community for fishing, all year round. Visitors can access the lakes from the abundant public boat landings.