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Over 20 of Marquette County’s lakes have public boat access. Cast off and enjoy a leisurely pontoon ride around your favorite lake or spend the day tubing or skiing in your runabout.

Rentals –

Boats can be rented from Johnson’s Boats and Motors in Montello. They will deliver pontoons to the lake you wish to use them on.

Lake Arrowhead Campground has boats available for rent on Lake Puckaway.

Boats-N-Bobbers has pontoon rentals available on Lawrence Lake.

Annual Boat Launch Pass Information for Lake Puckaway and Buffalo Lake.
The Boat Launch Permit forms can be found on the Marquette County website; under the Parks and Rural Planning Department. Please fill out the Boat Launch Permit Application form, and send with payment to us. The cost of the Annual Boat Launch Passes will again be $20.00. Once we receive your application, we will then process your form and mail your boating pass back to you. You may also stop in our office as well to register for your boat launch pass.

The annual pass can be used at all of following launches: Lake Puckaway – Apuckwa Launch; Buffalo Lake- Sunset Dr./Dredge Bank Road launch in Montello; Hwy. C boat launch between Montello and Packwaukee; Freedom Road launch in Packwaukee.

If you have any questions, please call 608-296-2815, Ext. 4.