Best Lakes in Northern Wisconsin


   Below is a list of my 50 favorite Northern Wisconsin Lakes. These are the lakes that have grown on me over the years and have reputations of being quality lakes. It was hard to narrow the list down and I most definitely left off a ton of really high quality lakes, so don't take this as gospel, it is just my opinion. The top of the list is filled with excellent lakes of all shapes and sizes in quite a few different locations. Depending on your criteria, your order of the top lakes could be quite a bit different than mine. Feel free to contact me to see which lake may best suit your needs. Or, you can use my Lake Search and do your own exploring. Get started by clicking on a lake name to view that lake's current listings. Happy Browsing.


Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Clearwater Lake Private 358 Spring 6 min 22' 16.5' --
Trout Lake Public 3864 Drainage 15 min 49' 15.2' --
Black Oak Lake Public 564 Seepage 7 min 34' 34.0' --
Two Sisters Lake Public 719 Spring 24 min 30' 20.6' --
Blue Lake Semi-Private 441 Seepage 10 min 25' 25.0' --
Stormy Lake Public 523 Seepage 18 min 33' 24.0' --
White Sand Lake (BJ) Public 746 Drainage 8 min 33' 19.8' --
Big Muskellunge Lake Public 897 Seepage 13 min 26' 14.0' --
Katherine Lake Public 524 Seepage 6 min 16' 22.0' --
Tomahawk Lake Public 3462 Drainage 11 min 33' 20.0' Minocqua
Hasbrook Lake Public 307 Seepage 18 min 30' 25.0' --
Plum Lake Public 1108 Drainage 10 min 20' 16.5' --
Star Lake Public 1206 Drainage 20 min 23' 22.0' --
Crab Lake Public 909 Drainage 26 min 22' 10.0' --
Little Star Lake Public 244 Drainage 5 min 31' 17.6' Manitowish Waters
Manitowish Lake Public 506 Drainage 6 min 23' 10.2' Manitowish Waters
Spider Lake Public 272 Drainage 7 min 20' 11.5' Manitowish Waters
Rest Lake Public 655 Drainage 2 min 18' 11.2' Manitowish Waters
Clear Lake Public 515 Spring 10 min 16' 11.2' --
Island Lake Public 1023 Drainage 11 min 13' 10.5' Manitowish Waters
Flambeau Lake Public 1166 Drainage 7 min 28' 19.5' Fence Lake
Crawling Stone Lake Public 1483 Drainage 7 min 31' 15.0' Fence Lake
Fence Lake Public 3483 Drainage 18 min 37' 18.0' Fence Lake
Lac Du Lune Public 442 Drainage 19 min 24' 19.5' --
South Two Lake Public 221 Seepage 23 min 26' 15.0' --
North Two Lake Public 150 Seepage 21 min 19' 15.0' --
Papoose Lake Public 422 Spring 12 min 28' 15.0' --
Presque Isle Lake Public 1165 Drainage 22 min 37' 23.0' Presque Isle
Forest Lake Public 468 Seepage 12 min 29' 25.0' --
Lake Laura Public 628 Seepage 23 min 20' 16.0' --
Butternut Lake Public 1246 Spring 33 min 25' 18.0' --
Minocqua Lake Public 1339 Drainage 4 min 23' 18.0' Minocqua
Kawaguesaga Lake Public 700 Drainage 9 min 18' 11.5' Minocqua
White Sand Lake Public 1229 Drainage 13 min 24' 13.0' --
Sugar Camp Lake Public 519 Seepage 17 min 15' 13.0' --
Katinka Lake Semi-Private 170 Drainage 20 min 26' 19.0' --
Carlin Lake Semi-Private 155 Seepage 25 min 18' 21.0' --
Lake Seventeen Semi-Private 172 Seepage 12 min 20' 11.5' --
Upper Kaubashine Lake Semi-Private 181 Spring 9 min 26' 15.5' --
Armour Lake Semi-Private 328 Drainage 27 min 26' 10.0' --
Squash Lake Public 392 Seepage 12 min 22' 17.0' --
Crescent Lake Public 626 Spring 15 min 17' 15.5' --
Big Portage Lake Public 586 Seepage 9 min 18' 20.0' --
North Nokomis Lake Public 470 Spring 13 min 30' 15.0' --
Franklin Lake (F) Public 839 Drainage 28 min 19' 20.0' --
Harris Lake Public 534 Drainage 21 min 24' 15.0' --
Upper Buckatabon Lake Public 493 Drainage 20 min 20' 12.0' --
Lynx Lake Public 339 Drainage 16 min 18' 15.5' --
Plummer Lake Semi-Private 219 Seepage 20 min 30' 19.5' --
High Lake Public 741 Drainage 16 min 13' 19.5' High/Fishtrap
Meta Lake Public 175 Seepage 9 min 13' 13.5' --
Bolger Lake Public 119 Seepage 6 min 20' 18.0' --
Lake Lucerne Public 1039 Drainage 8 min 31' 23.5' --
Lake Mildred Public 191 Seepage 17 min 12' 23.0' --
Pokegama Lake Public 1041 Drainage 5 min 20' 18.5' Fence Lake
Sunset Lake Semi-Private 207 Seepage 13 min 15' 17.5' --