>> Lake Size

  I've found that lake size is the hardest category to give advice on because size alone means so little. People usually have a number in their head as far as how many acre lake they want to be on and then as soon as they look at a few other size lakes the number starts to change. Shoreline, depth, lot location/orientation and many other factors contribute to whether a lake will work for you way more than does size.

    Lake Size

    600+ Acres

      The biggest lakes in Northern Wisconsin. Lakes bigger than 600 acres are often the busiest lakes as they have the most people and the most public access points.....BUT because they are big they absorb traffic well so most don't seem too crazy. Especially the ones that aren't on chains.

    300-600 Acres

      My favorite sized lake. Big enough to provide great views and room to do whatever you want while still giving that picturesque "Up North" look where you look across the lake and see the meeting of forest, sky, and water.

    150-300 Acres

      These are lakes that can feel a little on the small side if you are looking to do a lot of watersking and such. You can certainly waterski on them without problems, but if a lot of people have the same idea it could get a little crowded. Lakes in this size range seem to be really pretty in the fall when you're looking across water to colors on the other side of the lake.

    100-150 Acres

      Lakes in this size range are more for the silent sport types. Personally, I like them quite a bit, but I'm not a daily waterskier either. One nice thing about smaller lakes is that the price is sometimes lower because the pool of buyers is a bit smaller.