Black Oak Lake

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   Black Oak is an absolute jewel of a lake and is one of my favorite lakes in the Northwoods for many reasons. The top reason is the incredible clarity. Black Oak is the clearest lake in the state and has had secchi disk readings over 50 feet. The water clarity just blows you away when you see it in person. The lake is far enough North that it doesn’t get much traffic, but it is still close to a grocery store in Land O’Lakes. Biking, hiking, atv and snowmobile trails run close to the lake so you are always close to activities. Paddling on the lake is an awesome experience because of the clarity and the size and depth makes for great boating too. The Black Oak Lake Association is very active and probably the proudest of any in the Northwoods. They are diligent about doing what they can to protect the quality of the lake. The boat launch/beach at Black Oak is one of the nicer ones around and there is fiber around the lake for internet access. The lake is 564 acres and has an average depth of 34 feet. There are almost 5 acres of water per owner and less than 16 owners per mile of shoreline.
Clarity: 34.0 Feet
Avg. Depth: 34 Feet
Size: 564 Acres
Max Depth: 85 Feet
Shoreline: 7.41 Miles
Water Source: Seepage
Lake Access: Public
Boat Launch:
Water Color: Aqua Blue
Trophic State: Oligotrophic
Time to Town: 7 Minutes
Acres Per Owner: 4.82
Owners Per Mile: 15.79
Fishing: Average
Fish Species: Variety
Bottom: Mixed
Boat Traffic: Average
Noise Level: Below Average
High Speed: Yes
Natural Gas: Yes
Lake Roads: Average
Cell Coverage: Good
Home Density: Average
Lake Grade: Elite
Rentals on Lake: Yes
Township: Land O'Lakes
School District: Northland Pines
Tax Rate: $10.78 / $1000
Restrictions: Fishing
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Black Oak Lake contour map
Biking/Walking/Ski Trails:
Eagle River - Land O'Lakes Bike Route - A 22 mile route the connects Eagle River to Land O'Lakes. The route is on the road so you should be sure to watch for vehicles. The roads are back roads and wind through pretty Northwoods forests.

WLT - Land O'Lakes Trail - A 12 mile (and expanding) paved trail system that runs through Land O'Lakes. The trail will eventually connect with the Agonikak Trail which runs all the way up to Watersmeet Michigan.

Wilderness Lakes Trail System - The WLT makes a 40 mile loop through Wisconsin and Michigan. The trail has some paved and some unpaved sections and winds around many remote lakes. There are multiple bathroom facilities along the route.

Land O'Lakes Cross Country Ski Trails - 7.5 miles of groomed cross country ski trails as well as some ungroomed trails. The trails are groomed extra wide to accommodate snowshoeing as well.
Paddling Routes:
No paddling route within 10 miles, but Black Oak is probably the nicest paddling lake around. Paddling on the insanely clear waters of Black Oak Lake is an experience you just can not replicate anywhere else. It's quiet, it's big, and clarity like this is just incredible to experience.
Snowmobile Trails:
The trails of the Land O'Lakes Frosty Snowmobile Club run just to the south of Black Oak Lake providing easy access to owners on the lake. The club grooms and maintains 45 miles of trails. Of course these trails connect with the trails of all the other clubs up in Northern WI, so you can get anywhere you want.
ATV Trails:
Landover ATV Club Trails - A vast network of ATV trails that connect Eagle River to Upper Michigan. Owners at Black Oak Lake have easy access to the trail as it runs just to the south of the lake. There are a variety of riding options ranging from paved roads to trails through the national forests. By far the largest ATV trail network in Vilas County.
Land O'Lakes:
7 mins
Grocery Store
Boulder Junction:
28 mins
Grocery Store
Eagle River:
30 mins
Grocery Stores
Times are approximate. I just took a rough average from different points around the lake.
Homes for Sale:
No Current Listings

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Lots for Sale:
Black Oak Lake
Black Oak Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.2
Land O' Lakes
Frontage: 100
Shoreline: Weedy

   Prime frontage on a premier lake! Black Oak Lake is known for its excellent fishing and gin clear water. This vacant lot is beautiful - heavily wooded, primarily with hardwoods, with a moderate slope to the water and perfectly suited for a home with a walk-out …