Town of Oakland

Lake Ripley Park beach
Dip for Dozer on frozen Lake Ripley
Jefferson Speedway
Lake Ripley in the fall
Lake Ripley Ride participants
Lake Ripley Ride
Lake Ripley (photo by Mike Repyak)
Dip for Dozer
Lake Ripley Park beachDip for Dozer on frozen Lake RipleyJefferson SpeedwayLake Ripley in the fallLake Ripley Ride participantsLake Ripley RideLake Ripley (photo by Mike Repyak)Dip for Dozer
About this Partner

See + Do

Nestled within the Town of Oakland is Lake Ripley – a natural, glacial kettle lake that was formed over 12,000 years ago! It is 423 acres, with a slow-no-wake time of 7pm-11am. Lake Ripley is protected by the Lake Ripley Management District. Their mission statement is “to protect and enhance Lake Ripley’s water quality and overall ecological health, while maintaining public access and use of the lake that is safe, fair, and practical.”  The Lake Ripley Management District also maintains 207 acres of restored habitat!

Eat + Drink

Oakland has fantastic places to eat!  Hering’s Lake Ripley Inn has a great Friday night fish fry and the Mink Farm is home to a local favorite – the French dip sandwich!  The Lake Ripley Family Restaurant is the place to be for breakfast and friendly staff!

Come + Stay

If you’re looking for a place to stay, Oakland has some charming Bed and Breakfasts! The Lake Ripley Lodge has a commanding view of the lake with a wrap around porch to sit and gaze. The Covington Manor is quaint and a short walk to downtown Cambridge.


Town of Oakland sign and building with blue sky


The crystal-clear waters of Lake Ripley are ideal for swimming, power boating, canoeing, jet skiing, waterskiing, sailing, and fishing.   A true sportsman’s paradise, Lake Ripley boasts the Wisconsin state record for large-mouth bass. Bluegill, Walleye, Northern, and bass abound.   Winter activities include ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Lake Ripley Park, located on the western shore of Lake Ripley, is an 18-acre park which offers a beach, tennis courts, disc golf course, basketball court, beach-front playground, volleyball courts, and so much more. Also available are umbrella rentals and concession stand and on-site bathhouse with showers.  Winter activities include a spectacular drive-through holiday lights display, sledding and crosscountry skiing.
Contact Information
N4450 County Road A, Cambridge, WI, USA
Phone: 608-423-9635
Sun. Closed
Mon. 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Tue. 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Wed. 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Thu. 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Fri. 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sat. Closed