Rest Lake

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   Rest Lake is probably the most popular lake on the Manitowish Waters Chain of Lakes. The water is clear and deep, and the lake is located right in town. While there is quite a bit of recreational boating activity, the lake is big and handles it well. The shoreline of Rest Lake is really beautiful. The channel to Rest Lake is a little long which does add some privacy.

Clarity: 11.2 Feet
Avg. Depth: 18 Feet
Size: 655 Acres
Max Depth: 53 Feet
Shoreline: 6.98 Miles
Water Source: Drainage
Lake Access: Public
Boat Launch:
Water Color: Deep Blue
Trophic State: None
Time to Town: 2 Minutes
Fishing: Average
Fish Species: Variety
Bottom: Mostly Sand
Boat Traffic: High
Noise Level: Above Average
High Speed: Yes
Natural Gas: Yes
Lake Roads: Okay
Cell Coverage: Spotty
Home Density: Below Average
Lake Grade: Excellent
Rentals on Lake: Yes
Township: Manitowish Waters
School District: North Lakeland
Tax Rate: $7.86 / $1000
Restrictions: Fishing
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Rest Lake contour map
Biking/Walking/Ski Trails:
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.

Heart of Vilas County (Mercer) - A seven mile biking and hiking trail with three asphalted seconds and three road segments. The trail takes you from Manitowish Waters over to Mercer.

North Lakeland Discovery Center Trails - Biking, Hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails that total twelve miles in length. The trails go around Statehouse Lake and along the Manitowish River. This trail system connects to the Manitowish Waters Trail.

Winman Trails - Trail lengths that vary from 4 to 10 miles in length. Biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular activities on this trail.
Paddling Routes:
No nearby paddling routes, but the Manitowish Chain has miles of shoreline and clear waters. It's great for paddling.
Snowmobile Trails:
The Sno-Skeeters trail system runs along the west and north sides of the lake. The Sno-Skeeters groom twenty five miles of groomed trails that connects to other trail systems that allow full access to the whole Northern WI and Michigan Trail network.
ATV Trails:
No nearby routes
Nearby State Areas:
Manitowish Waters:
5 mins
Grocery Store
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Boulder Junction:
20 mins
Grocery Store
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