Boulder Junction

   The town is known as the "Musky Capital of the World", more muskies are caught per square mile than any other similar sized area in the world. Boulder Junction used to be the national base of the Boy Scouts, which makes sense when you think about how connected to nature this town is. When you step out of your car in Boulder Junction, there is a part of you that feels like you should never get back in. It feels like you should walk or bike to your destination. Just a lovely small town setting.

Grocery Stores: Location:
Coontail Market South Side
Closest Hospital:
Howard Young Medical Center - Minocqua / 21 minutes south
Nearby Biking/Hiking Trails:
Bear Lake Road - A 4.4 mile leg that goes from the Heart of Vilas County bike trail to the Little Crooked Lake boat landing. The trail is smooth and mostly flat.

Heart of Vilas County (Boulder Junction) - This 9.7 mile section of the Heart of Vilas County paved trail runs along varying terrain right through Bould Junction. Many scenic viewing areas and a picnic area are along this part of the route.

Lumberjack Trail - The Lumberjack Trail has loops of 4.6 and 12.5 miles and is for biking, hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. There is a fee for this mountain biking route (Wisconsin State Trail Pass). The route takes you near Fishtrap and White Sand Lake as well as the edge of the Manitowish River.

Nichols Lake Landing - A short .6 mile trip that can be extended by 3.3 miles by starting at the Boulder Junction community center.

White Deer Loop - This 6.5 mile trip takes you through a wooded area and the airport landing strip before ending at the Boulder Lake landing. The area is known for its white deer population so keep your eyes peeled.

Nearby Cross Country Skiing Trails:
Boulder Junction Winter Park - This .9 groomed trail is good for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and walking. There is also a sledding hill, an ice rink and a warming hut that has a bonfire area.

Escanaba Pallette Lake Trails - This trail system features loops of 2,4, 5.5 and 8.5 miles. A Wisconsin State Trail Pass is required. The trails are hilly and very scenic going around several lakes and through a variety of timber.

Lumberjack Trail - See above for details.

Nearby Paddling Routes:
NHAL Canoe Trip #1 - A 7.5 mile route that takes approximately 4 hours to paddle. A small creek leads to High Lake and from there go through Fishtrap Lake and then back down the river. Several campsites are located along the way.

NHAL Canoe Trip #2 - This 6.1 mile paddle takes about 3 hrs to complete. You will go across Boulder Lake (where there are several campsites available) and then down the river to the boat landing near Hwy K.

NHAL Canoe Trip #3 - An eight hour 15.5 mile paddling route that you should allow for several days to complete. If you want to make it a shorter trip you can take out by the Island Lake boat landing.

NHAL Canoe Trip #5 - This paddling route is 19 miles and takes around 12 hours to complete. It starts at White Sand Lake and then goes across a few lakes and has a long run of river paddling. There are several portages along the way. There are also several campsites along the way so you could make this into a real northwoods adventure.

Nearby ATV Trails:
No nearby routes
Nearby Snowmobile Trails:
The Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club - Featuring 128 miles of groomed trails around Boulder Junction. The trail system connects to other systems giving you access to anywhere you want to go explore on your sled.

Surrounding Towns:
Manitowish Waters - A fourteen minute drive through the Northwoods on mostly county roads will take you into Manitowish Waters. Manitowish Waters is similar to Boulder Junction in that it is a laid back down with the essentials and some great places to grab a bite to eat. The Manitowish Chain offers a ski show a couple nights a week in the summer and there are many trails for walking/biking/etc in the area.

Minocqua - Head south for 20 minutes on County Rd M and then Hwy 51 and you will be in Minocqua. The "island city" is probably the most "modern" of the towns in Northern Wisconsin. There are still plenty of the older mom and pop type of businesses, but they are sprinkled in with fast food restaurants and other national box store outlets. There is a wide variety of things to do and places to visit around Minocqua and the chain of lakes that surround the town is one of the most popular ones around. Being popular, it is also the busiest chain around. The town is considered a tourist hot spot and many summer weekends you will feel like you're back in the city with all the people...well, you will if you're coming from the Lac Du Flambeau area at least!

Woodruff - A seventeen minute drive south on M and then Hwy 51 will take you to Woodruff. Woodruff is basically an extension of Minocqua. The road widens to four lanes and the town blends right into Minocqua.

Presque Isle - Twenty minutes to the northwest lies Presque Isle. Presque Isle feels like it was taken off an old "Up North" postcard. You are getting close to the MI border and there isn't a whole lot for activity. If you're looking to get away, it's a great spot to explore.

Times are approximate. I just took the time from the center of town.
Homes for Sale:

White Sand Lake (BJ)
White Sand Lake (BJ) house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,767
Boulder Junction


Carlin Lake
Carlin Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sq Ft: 5,335
Presque Isle

   Your Dream has come true with this property!! Perfect level frontage? YES! Western Exposure? YES! Crystal Clear full rec & great fishing Lake? YES! Privacy? YES! Furnished? YES! Room for family and friends? YES! Pontoon included? YES! Storage? YES! Fabulous pro…

Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 4.0
Sq Ft: 2,828
Presque Isle

   OXBOW LAKE Compound- 7 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, The perfect property for a fun-filled Family Retreat! Anchored on 1.9 ac. with 219 ft. of sand frontage is a smashing half log sided home; the real McCoy "Northwoods cottage"; a game room; two garages & a Pole Buildi…

Armour Lake
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Accepted Offer

   Updated northwoods getaway (over $100,000 in improvements made in the last 4 years!) on sought-after Armour Lake. Private boat launch (that's priceless on a no access lake!) and dry boat house make it quick and easy to get on the water and start slaying the Mus…

McCullough Lake
McCullough Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 1,648
Presque Isle

   McCULLOUGH LAKE VALUE!: Natural Lakes solitude! Rolling 2.0 ac parcel of land with comfortable 3BR/2BA ranch offering sunrise views across the lake! 200' frontage! "Right sized" home has just been freshly painted, has newer roof, and is move-in ready. You'll lo…

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Lots for Sale:
Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake lot picture
Acres: 23.5
Presque Isle
Frontage: 618

   A rare opportunity to own a large acreage parcel on beautiful Oxbow Lake! 23 acres offer complete privacy and your choice of building sites from gentle & level to more moderately sloped, with the rolling topography providing a beautiful drive through the woods …

McCullough Lake
McCullough Lake lot picture
Acres: 3.4
Presque Isle
Frontage: 1220
Shoreline: Sand,

   Welcome to a piece of paradise, nestled on a beautiful wooded peninsula with frontage on McCullough and Morton Lakes. These two remarkable lots make up 3.4 acres of fairly level ground with 1220' of frontage. As you step onto the property, you'll appreciate the…

Lone Pine Lake
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Accepted Offer

   Affordable 500' lot on private Lone Pine Lake. Lot is tucked away in a bay offering super privacy and unspoiled views. heavily wooded with drive way in and a pier included. Lone Pine Lake is a private lake managed for fishing and is regulated with a mandatory a…

Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake lot picture
Acres: 2.0
Presque Isle
Frontage: 235
Shoreline: Sand,

   Gorgeous lot on desired Oxbow Lake in Presque Isle! 235 feet of frontage with eastern exposure and 2 wooded acres. Lot has gentle slope and would be perfect for a walk-out basement. Oxbow Lake has 523 acres with depths up to 44 feet and is known for fantastic f…

Round Lake (PI)
Round Lake (PI) lot picture
Acres: 12.4
Presque Isle
Frontage: 387
Shoreline: Weedy

   Are you ready to be surrounded by the calmness of a forest and the tranquil waters of a lake? This vacant parcel will cater to these desires. The 12.36 acre wooded parcel abuts the Northern Highland State Forest and has 387’ of frontage on the calming shores of…

Lone Pine Lake
Lone Pine Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   Fantastic 300' lot on pristine Lone Pine Lake. This lake is totally private with rules and regulations in place to preserve the wilderness qualities. Lake is managed for fishing and is regulated with a mandatory association.

Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake lot picture
Accepted Offer

   Stunning Oxbow Lake lot with sloping frontage to waterfront on a highly desirable lake! Gorgeous views with an island just out from the property. This 1.54 acre Presque Isle lot is everything you are looking for to build your dream property and is nicely wooded…

Little Horsehead Lake
Little Horsehead Lake lot picture
Acres: 3.9
Presque Isle
Frontage: 420
Shoreline: Sand,

   Nearly four wooded acres of rolling topography with 420' of frontage on Little Horsehead Lake offers so many options! Several nice building sites to choose from, and acreage to spread out for outbuildings too! Lovely sunrise views of Little Horsehead Lake, know…

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Boulder Junction Lakes:

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Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Bobcat Lake Public 48 Seepage 12 min 10 ft 10.0 ft --
Round Lake (PI) Public 173 Drainage 15 min 11 ft 7.0 ft --
Little Star Lake (PL) Public 93 Drainage 20 min 5 ft 2.0 ft --
White Birch Lake Public 113 Drainage 16 min 12 ft 18.5 ft Ballard
Oxbow Lake Public 523 Drainage 33 min 15 ft 6.8 ft --
High Lake Public 741 Drainage 16 min 13 ft 19.5 ft High/Fishtrap
Dunn Lake Public 77 Spring 26 min 5 ft 6.0 ft --
Twin Island Lake Public 203 Drainage 25 min 8 ft 6.1 ft --
Indian Lake (L) Public 68 Seepage 48 min 19 ft 8.0 ft --
Stateline Lake Public 205 Spring 27 min 26 ft 8.2 ft --
Van Vliet Lake Public 230 Spring 24 min 9 ft 10.5 ft Presque Isle
Lynx Lake Public 339 Drainage 16 min 18 ft 15.5 ft --
Fishtrap Lake Public 339 Drainage 11 min 18 ft 14.0 ft High/Fishtrap
Horsehead Lake Public 250 Drainage 22 min 13 ft 13.0 ft --
Lower Gresham Lake Public 141 Drainage 21 min 6 ft 6.5 ft --
Oswego Lake Public 68 Seepage 8 min 9 ft 11.3 ft --
Ballard Lake Public 503 Drainage 20 min 10 ft 12.0 ft Ballard
Annabelle Lake Public 213 Drainage 20 min 12 ft 6.3 ft --
Boulder Lake Public 516 Drainage 4 min 12 ft 6.5 ft --
Carlin Lake Semi-Private 155 Seepage 25 min 18 ft 21.0 ft --
Upper Gresham Lake Public 362 Drainage 15 min 13 ft 12.0 ft --
Lost Canoe Lake Public 279 Seepage 9 min 10 ft 14.0 ft --
Whitney Lake Public 226 Spring 18 min 4 ft 8.0 ft --
McCullough Lake Public 221 Drainage 20 min 14 ft 6.5 ft --
Lone Pine Lake Private 137 Drainage 23 min 20 ft 5.5 ft --
Wildcat Lake Public 293 Drainage 8 min 12 ft 10.5 ft --
Big Muskellunge Lake Public 897 Seepage 13 min 26 ft 14.0 ft --
Wild Rice Lake Public 384 Drainage 29 min 11 ft 6.8 ft Manitowish Waters
White Sand Lake (BJ) Public 746 Drainage 8 min 33 ft 19.8 ft --
Irving Lake Public 419 Drainage 27 min 4 ft 7.3 ft Ballard
Jag Lake Public 162 Seepage 9 min 12 ft 12.0 ft --
Jute Lake Public 191 Seepage 23 min 16 ft 22.0 ft --
Little Presque Isle Public 91 Drainage 31 min 9 ft 8.5 ft --
Little Crooked Lake Public 154 Drainage 10 min 11 ft 11.0 ft --
Little John Lake Public 151 Drainage 10 min 5 ft 7.3 ft --
Little Horsehead Lake Public 56 Drainage 24 min 10 ft 4.0 ft --
Morton Lake Public 165 Drainage 18 min 13 ft 7.0 ft --
Minonk Lake Semi-Private 100 Seepage 30 min 14 ft 8.0 ft --
North Crab Lake Public 59 Drainage 26 min 16 ft 11.8 ft --
Palmer Lake Public 644 Drainage 30 min 8 ft 5.5 ft --
Rush Lake Public 43 Drainage 16 min 4 ft 7.0 ft High/Fishtrap
Sparkling Lake Public 157 Seepage 15 min 35 ft 15.0 ft --
Crab Lake Public 909 Drainage 26 min 22 ft 10.0 ft --
Trout Lake Public 3864 Drainage 15 min 49 ft 15.2 ft --
Armour Lake Semi-Private 328 Drainage 27 min 26 ft 10.0 ft --