About Wonder Lake
Before there was a Village of Wonder Lake, there was a Wonder Lake Yacht Club. Founded in 1941, it was the first social organization in the community.
The yacht club and lake remain at the center of the community; more than 20% of the McHenry County village is water.
Wonder Lake was incorporated in 1974 after the first subdivision was built on the west side of the lake – more than three decades after the yacht club opened. Since then, more than a dozen subdivisions have been built around the lake.
The yacht club hosts several community activities including a Flotilla, Venetian Night, and a Pontoon Progressive Dinner Party. The annual C Scow race brings together skippers and crews from area lakes.
Harrison School District 36 serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade who live on the east side of the village. The school is located directly east of Harrison-Benwell County Park. High school students attend nearby McHenry West High School.