Acres, depth, location
and species of fish.
are 961 lakes in WASHBURN COUNTY with 475 of them named. The 31,498
acres of water and 866 miles of shoreline offer an abundance of
recreational opportunities. Here are several of the most noted lakes
in the county.
Located just northeast of Spooner, the lake is 1,092 acres in size
with a maximum depth of 17ft. and is known to support northern pike,
walleye, bass and panfish. Nearby is the Spooner
Golf Course. For more information contact the Spooner Area
Chamber of Commerce at (715) 635-2168
Located in southeastern Washburn County. 3,300 acres, 19 miles long
and depths reaching over 70 ft. Spring fed and sparkling clean, with
it's cool deep bays, gravel bars and rocky shoreline, Long Lake is a
perfect place for walleye and many other species of fish to thrive
year 'round. Nearby are The Hunt Hill
Audubon Society, Butternut Hills Golf Course and
the Tuscobia Nature trail to hike
and explore. During Winter months, there are groomed cross-country
trails and miles and miles of marked, groomed snow-mobile
trails. Check the Calendar of Events for
special events. For more information call the Long lake Chamber of
Commerce at (715) 354-3322.
Wisconsin's largest land-locked spring fed lake (2,500 acres), is
located 6 miles south of Spooner. Here you'll find a beachfront
public area and boat launch Because it is spring fed, clean and
clear with depths up to 36ft, the game fishing is next to heavenly.
If you're looking for MUSKIE- look no farther!
Shell lake is also a favorite sailing destination.
The Shell Lake
Airport provides a 3,700 ft. runway with IFR approach including
MIRLs, REILs and VASI for those who like to fly themselves to their
vacation destination point.
Check the Calendar
of Events for festivals and doings. For more information call
the Shell Lake Chamber of Commerce at (715) 468-4477. or visit their
The flowage, located in northwestern Washburn County, has 1,500
acres of water fed by the Totagatic river and it's tributaries.
Depths reach up to 20ft, and is ideal for muskie, walleye, northern
pike, bass and blue gill. The area provides habituate for waterfowl
and fur-bearing animals.
There is a public
swimming beach for family fun. For more information contact the
Washburn County tourism Association at 1-800-367-3306
Trego lake is another place to find muskie. Although it is not a
large body of water, just 451 acres, the lake can provide a peaceful
respite from the fast activities of the larger lakes.
For more info on
other lakes in the area contact the Washburn
County Tourism Association at 1-800-367-3306.
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