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Welcome to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin!

The Village of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin is located at the Illinois border east of US Highway 12 in western Kenosha County. Incorporated in 1937, Twin Lakes has enjoyed a long history as the prime home site for Native Americans as well as Settlers who arrived later. With nearly 1000 acres of water, the twin lakes of Mary and Elizabeth have drawn vacationers to numerous resorts as well as ice harvesters in the days of "ice box" refrigeration.

Today, while the ice harvesting has ended, many homes in Twin Lakes are used for recreation and the lakes remain a popular destination. Twin Lakes is home to about 6,041 permanent residents with about a third more spending only part of the year here.


7/24/17  3:50pm UPDATE:  After receiving 1.07 inches of rain since Friday, we have seen lake levels rise. The lake went up 1.4 inches since Wednesday, July 19. The lakes need to drop 5″ before Slow No Wake can be lifted. At an average 3/4″ drop per day, we ESTIMATE lakes being at Slow No Wake levels for the remainder of this week. We will be monitoring the lake level closely and will give an official ruling on opening the lakes for the weekend once we measure the lake level on Friday. Rain is in the forecast Thursday which may affect lake levels.  In summary, lakes are still OPEN but all watercraft must operate at SLOW NO WAKE speed.  We understand the frustrations but thank you for your patience and cooperation as we monitor lake levels to protect our lakefront.

7/24/17 10:45am UPDATE:  Both Lakes are still under Slow No Wake restrictions.  Both lakes are OPEN to boaters, but all watercraft must operate at Slow No Wake speed.  The lake level will be measured this afternoon, check back after 4pm for an updated lake level.  The digital sensor is not currently operational and is being recalibrated.  Manual readings will occur every other day until SNW is lifted.  We have been averaging about 3/4 in. drop in lake elevation per day.  It is anticipated that SNW will not be lifted for at least 5 days. However the Village will continue to monitor the situation and will lift the SNW restriction as soon as it is safe.  Thank you for your patience as we safeguard our lakes during these periods of high water.