Lake Geneva is known for its clear, clean water. Big Foot Beach is about a 10 minute walk from the campground. There is a 21-mile lake shore path a short walk up the road from the beach, that allows hikers to literally walk through the back yards of striking century-old mansions.
Adjacent to the shore line is a stocked fishing area known as Ceylon Lagoon. Fishers can cast a line from the fishing pier, one of the two bridges, or along lagoon bank. Fishing equipment is loaned free of charge at the park’s front office. Many enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or stand up paddleboarding in lagoon as well. Water craft can be rented during the summer months.
The beach and park are named for Chief Big Foot, an early Potawatomi leader that lived in the area. Big Foot Lake was the original English name of Geneva Lake.