Papoose Lake

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   Papoose lake is a big deep lake with extremely clear water and a quiet Northwoods setting. The lake has a nice shape and a pretty shoreline. While not extremely close to town, Papoose is just a twelve minute drive into Manitowish Waters where you can grab gas and groceries. Many nice places to eat are located within 20 minutes of the lake. Papoose Lake is known to be a good walleye and musky lake for those looking for a lake with good fishing.
Clarity: 15.0 Feet
Avg. Depth: 28 Feet
Size: 422 Acres
Max Depth: 65 Feet
Shoreline: 6.60 Miles
Water Source: Spring
Lake Access: Public
Boat Launch:
Water Color: Light Blue
Trophic State: Oligotrophic
Time to Town: 12 Minutes
Acres Per Owner: 3.08
Owners Per Mile: 20.76
Fishing: Good
Fish Species: Variety
Bottom: Mixed
Boat Traffic: Average
Noise Level: Quiet
High Speed: Yes
Natural Gas: Yes
Lake Roads: Okay
Cell Coverage: Weak
Home Density: Average
Lake Grade: Excellent
Rentals on Lake: Yes
Township: Presque Isle
School District: North Lakeland
Tax Rate: $8.33 / $1000
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Papoose Lake contour map
Biking/Walking/Ski Trails:
WinMin Trails Just to the west of Papoose Lake is the popular WinMin Trails network. Trail lengths that vary from 4 to 10 miles in length. Biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular activities on this trail.

North Lakeland School Cross Country Ski System - This trail system is just south of the lake and has eight to ten mile looping trails starting on the north side of the school's football field. The trails are located on the North Lakeland School grounds and wind through a variety of evergreens and hardwoods. Trails are groomed in the winter.

Heart of Vilas County (Manitowish Waters) - This biking and hiking trail is 14.5 miles long and meanders from the Manitowish Waters Community Center past The North Lakeland Discovery Center and towards Boulder Junction. It runs south of Papoose on County Rd. K.

Van Vliet Hemlocks - This trail system is a few miles east of Papoose Lake and loops along 1.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline and through old growth hardwood and hemlock forests.
Paddling Routes:
No nearby routes, but the clear deep waters of Papoose coupled with the scenic shorelines make for great paddling.
Snowmobile Trails:
The Presque Isle / Winchester Sno Bunnies trail system runs on the south and west sides of the lake on Papoose Landing Rd making access very easy from the lake.
ATV Trails:
No nearby routes, but the clear deep waters of Papoose coupled with the scenic shorelines make for great paddling.
Nearby State Areas:
Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area
Manitowish Waters:
12 mins
Grocery Store
Boulder Junction:
18 mins
Grocery Store
Homes for Sale:
Papoose Lake
Papoose Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 921

   Papoose Lake Charmer! Year ‘round 3 bedroom, 1 bath cabin condominium is situated on 6.43 acres and shares 100 feet perfectly level sand shoreline on Papoose Lake! 2 car detached garage plus 1 car garage included. Home has knotty pine walls & ceilings throughou…

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