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About Clear Water Harbor

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Your Destination for Dining, Entertainment, Boat Cruises & Private Parties in Waupaca, WI

Some thirty years ago, Pat and Mimi Meighan brought the Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler to the beautiful Chain O’ Lakes. For several years, they raised anchor and ran sightseeing tours.

In the years since its establishment, Clear Water Harbor has grown to serve as quite the summertime hub. In ‘83, Pat and Mimi added a second, custom-built motor yacht, which they named “The Lady of the Lakes.”

The Harbor has also become a culinary destination, and a prominent venue for live entertainment and private events. Whether you’re on vacation or just a lunch break, the team at Clear Water Harbor welcomes you to the lovely Chain O’ Lakes!

Dining, Entertainment, Boat Cruises & Private Parties

About the Chain O’ Lakes Area

The Chain O’ Lakes unfolds upon the landscape with a blue-green luster, towering white pines, and a beauty unsurpassed. The Chain was carved out some 12,000 years ago by the force of the Cary Glacier. Melting chunks of ice trapped in the glacial scars gave rise to the lakes you see today.

First inhabited by the Menominee Tribe, the area’s fertile soils and thick forests soon attracted European pioneers. In December of 1849 Roswell Hicks and Granville Jones took up residence — the lure of the lakes was blossoming. From there, summertime enthusiasts and entrepreneurs began flocking to this liquid playground.

To learn even more about the Chain O’ lakes, come and visit for one of our public boat tours. For an hour and a half, each narrated cruise explores everything from the lakes’ glacial beginnings, to local wildlife and island folklore!

Boat Cruises

Clear Water Harbor provides private & public boat cruises. Celebrate life’s milestones & cruise around the scenic Chain O’ Lakes with us!

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Our Menu

Enjoy a classic menu & full bar along the shores of Lake Taylor, at Clear Water Harbor. Stop by today!

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Private Parties

There’s so much to celebrate here in Waupaca, WI, so do it right with a private party at Clear Water Harbor!

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For more information about the Chain O’ Lakes area or Clear Water Harbor, please contact us today at (715) 258-2866. We look forward to hearing from you!