Location: US Highway 151, Town of Manitowoc Rapids
The wayside park and boat launch ramp at Silver Lake have been developed on 12 acres of land leased to Manitowoc County by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity of Holy Family Convent. A concrete boat ramp and pier are available for launching canoes, sailboats and rowboats. Motors, except for electric motors are restricted from the lake by Town ordinance.
The lake itself is 55 acres in size, almost divided into two separate lakes, by a long narrow neck located in the middle. The wooded margins of both sections of the lake and Silver Creek, offers the delights of bird watching, especially at the time of the spring and fall migration of warblers.
Silver Lake provides an excellent opportunity for families to fish from shore or by boat. Even though the majority of the fish that are caught are rough fish, there is still many other types of fish such as large mouth bass, northern pike, perch and panfish.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.