Forest Lake

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   Forest Lake is a really nice lake located about ten minutes west of Land O’Lakes. The lake has many nice homes and many have a classic Northwoods feel to them. I would say it has a vintage vibe. The water clarity is remarkable (over 30 feet) and the water has a nice aqua-like color to it. The 6.2 mile shoreline around the lake is covered with a nice variety of hard and soft woods, and the houses are pretty spread out. The lake is somewhat isolated yet has good high speed internet. Forest Lake ranks as one of my favorite lakes. There are some "legacy" properties on the lake with a lot of frontage which keeps the owner per mile number around 14. There are over 5 acres of water per owner. When the water is high the boat launch can be difficult. For more information on Forest Lake you can check out my Blog Post.
Clarity: 38.0 Feet
Avg. Depth: 29 Feet
Size: 468 Acres
Max Depth: 60 Feet
Shoreline: 6.20 Miles
Water Source: Seepage
Lake Access: Public
Boat Launch:
Water Color: Blue Green
Trophic State: Oligotrophic
Time to Town: 12 Minutes
Acres Per Owner: 5.26
Owners Per Mile: 14.35
Fishing: Average
Fish Species: Variety
Bottom: Mixed
Boat Traffic: Average
Noise Level: Quiet
High Speed: Yes
Natural Gas: Yes
Lake Roads: Average
Cell Coverage: Good
Home Density: Average
Lake Grade: Elite
Rentals on Lake: No
Township: Land O'Lakes
School District: Northland Pines
Tax Rate: $10.78 / $1000
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Forest Lake contour map
Biking/Walking/Ski Trails:
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.
Paddling Routes:
No nearby paddling routes, but Forest Lake is a pretty good paddling lake. It has a pretty interesting shoreline and really clear water.
Snowmobile Trails:
The Land O'Lakes Frosty Snowmobile Club trails run along the north side of 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:
The Landover ATV Club Trails run along County Rd. B to the north of Forest Lake. The trail system is a vast network of ATV trails that connect Eagle River to Upper Michigan. 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:
14 mins
Grocery Store
Boulder Junction:
30 mins
Grocery Store
Eagle River:
37 mins
Grocery Stores
Homes for Sale:
Forest Lake
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   Experience a peaceful Northwoods setting on fabulous Forest Lake. 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, an additional powder room, 1953 sqft, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, an impressive floor to ceiling fieldstone wood-burning fireplace, wood accents, a lar…

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Lots for Sale:
Forest Lake
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Acres: 2.5
Land O' Lakes
Frontage: 250
Shoreline: Sand

   Pristine Forest Lake - 250 feet of sand frontage with 2.5 acres of well wooded, mature Pine trees. Ideal site for a walk-out lower level home, leading down to 250 feet of level shoreline. 466 acres of crystal clear waters, utilities at road and access to bike, …