devildog wrote: Most important to us: clean, clear water and no stinky muck on the beach.
You're out of luck. There is no muck-free swimming around here, although this time of year it won't be bad.
I love swimming in natural water. The only clear water lake I've been in anywhere near here is Lake Geneva. No doubt there are others.
I'd go for the beach in Verona, which was made from a gravel quarry.http://www.ci.verona.wi.us/index.asp?Ty ... F0256F7%7D