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:

Trout Lake
Trout Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 4,000
Boulder Junction

   Fantastic Trout Lake Home. 200 feet of ripple sand frontage, 120 foot pure sand water playground area with gradual slope for fantastic beach area. Moderate hill for great lake views. Executive home, large 2 car garage with attached Den and Shop. Large 30X40 pol…

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

   This STUNNING & BEAUTIFUL, 4 BR, 3.5 BA home is a Must See! Level lot w/200' sand frntg, 2.5 Ac. 3 Large entry foyer w/center staircase leading up to main living level & down to LL. Lakeside screen porch. Upper level has a large Great Rm w/fieldstone, gas FP, o…

Palmer Lake
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,766
Land O Lakes

   Luxury home w/ ultimate privacy! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home built in 2017 sits on a peninsula overlooking Palmer Lake. The open concept living room boasts cathedral pine ceilings, stone wood fireplace, & picturesque windows overlooking the water. The kitchen h…

Upper Gresham Lake
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.0
Sq Ft: 2,600
Boulder Junction

   Immaculately landscaped property and a perfectly flat yard that leads to the gorgeous sand beach of Upper Gresham Lake is only the beginning. This spectacularly maintained home and property is the definition of relaxation in the Northwoods. With pristine views …

Stateline Lake
Stateline Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sq Ft: 4,000
Presque Isle

   This home was designed by a prodigy of Frank Lloyd Wright to fit the peninsula it calls home, which offers 475' of sandy frontage on Stateline Lake. The 4BR, 2 1/2BA home rests on 8.3 acres. Many features include a central vacuum system, a hot tub room, 2 firep…

Carlin Lake
Carlin Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sq Ft: 3,008
Presque Isle

   The beautiful blue, clear glass waters of Carlin Lake is where this lovely home is situated with 200 feet of sand frontage and 1.52 private wooded acres! 3,200+ square foot raised ranch home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Main level includes living room w/floor …

Round Lake (PI)
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Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.0
Sq Ft: 1,000
Presque Isle

   A spectacular location with 16 acres of peace and tranquility on Round Lake, yet a short drive to the charming towns of Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters and Presque Isle. The entrance to your property is lined by stately pines, welcoming you to an expertly c…

Wild Rice Lake
Wild Rice Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq Ft: 1,400
Boulder Junction

   Enjoy 150' of pristine West facing frontage nestled along the shores of quiet and serene Wild Rice Lake in Boulder Junction. This one-of-a-kind property offers a true gem, a 23'x17' boathouse in the quiet East bay of Wild Rice Lake, perfect to enjoy summer suns…

High Lake
High Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sq Ft: 2,200
Land O Lakes

   Beautiful 3 bedroom/ 2.5-bathroom home w/ 2 lots on the north end of High Lake on the High/Fishtrap Chain between Land O'Lakes & Boulder Junction, WI. The home sits on 2.27 acres & features a wraparound deck overlooking the water, a walkout basement, an amazing…

Little Crooked Lake
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   Enjoy 200' of sand frontage and the peace and quiet of Little Crooked Lake. 2 bd, 2 ba, 1459 sq ft year round home with 2 car garage and additional - heated & cooled - 16x25 workspace. Home was built in 1992 with many upgrades in the last 5 years. The comfortab…

Horsehead Lake
Horsehead Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Sq Ft: 1,828
Presque Isle

   Horsehead Lake Home. This cedar/stone home set on 2 acres with panoramic views An arched main entrance door w/leaded glass. Cathedral Ceiling Great Room with massive wood fireplace. Kitchen features custom birch cabinets, heated tile floor and a Breakfast Bar t…

Van Vliet Lake
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   A great package on the Presque Isle chain, with 2.3 wooded acres and 400' of sand/fisherman frontage delivering complete privacy! The lake views are beautiful from the charming, well-maintained 3BR, 3BA home with an open concept main level, hardwood flooring an…

Palmer Lake
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   8218 Trails End Rd AND 8220Trails End Rd, Land O' Lakes: Northwoods compound/investment--on one of the best fishing lakes in Vilas County, Palmer Lake connects to Tenderfoot Lake; together they provide 800 acres of solitude and great fishing. This property offe…

Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake house picture
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 0.5
Sq Ft: 504
Presque Isle

   Large acreage on 500+ acre lake. Development potential. Sweet, tidy cabin in family over 40 years. Newer septic and well. Room to split frontage for new home and/or another parcel along county highway. Creek frontage in addition to lake frontage. Catch this one…

Annabelle Lake
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   To build or not to build will be the question. This wooded lot on quiet Annabelle Lake in Presque Isle, "Wisconsin's Last Wilderness", would make the perfect site for your new up north cottage but instead you may choose to vacation in the year-round, cozy, well…

Oswego Lake
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   Come see this sweet Boulder Junction Cottage on Oswego Lake! Oh my, this one will bring back those treasured memories of family gatherings at the lake. This 2 bedrooms, large bath home with 2-stall pole garage welcomes you into the warm feeling of peaceful sere…

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Lots for Sale:
Lone Pine Lake
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Acres: 417.0
Frontage: 800
Shoreline: Sand,

   Paradise Found! 3 private lakes and 800 ft of perfect frontage on full rec Lone Pine Lake. A Presque Isle Paradise! No public access and managed for pristine qualities and superb fishing, plus 417 acres of rolling woodland with 2 private ponds and one large pri…

Palmer Lake
Palmer Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.6
Land O Lakes
Frontage: 422
Shoreline: Sand,

   Once in a lifetime opportunity to build your dream home. Stunning Lake views with 422 feet of lake frontage on Palmer Lake with access to 426-acre Tenderfoot. Natures Perfect spot and perfect location to enjoy all your outdoor activities. Right down the road is…

Round Lake (PI)
Round Lake (PI) lot picture
Acres: 12.0
Presque Isle
Frontage: 387
Shoreline: Weedy

   An amazing northwoods lakefront lot with complete privacy! 387 feet of frontage on Round Lake located just 7 miles north of Boulder Junction. This property offers 12 acres of total privacy which abuts Northern Highland State Forest and where only a handful of p…

Indian Lake (L)
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Acres: 31.0
Land O Lakes
Frontage: 1330
Shoreline: Weedy

   This pristine wilderness wonderland features 31 acres with 1230' frontage on 13-Acre White Squaw Lake and approximately 100' frontage on 80-acre Indian Lake. A trail takes you through the woods to a rustic 2br cabin with garage overlooking White Squaw Lake (you…

Oxbow Lake
Oxbow Lake lot picture
Acres: 2.1
Presque Isle
Frontage: 202
Shoreline: Sand,

   202' of nice, solid frontage on Oxbow Lake. This is an absolutely breathtaking parcel with soaring pines and hardwoods; wonderful views. Driveway is in, bring your building plans and get started! No perc, but lot next door perced for a conventional system. **Pr…

Annabelle Lake
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Accepted Offer

   New development and first time offering! Gorgeous Western facing 6.68 acre Annabelle lake lot! This parcel has a perfect elevation allowing stunning views of the island and evening sunsets! The 286' of shoreline is perfect for most of your recreational activiti…

Stateline Lake
Stateline Lake lot picture
Acres: 3.5
Presque Isle
Frontage: 549
Shoreline: Sand,

   Huge parcel on great fishing and full recreation lake. Great views, perfect building spot for a home with a walkout lower level. Triangular shaped lot....very narrow at the back with tons of lake frontage. Small corner of property is in Wisconsin, most of prope…

Indian Lake (L)
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Acres: 8.9
Land O' Lakes
Frontage: 1331
Shoreline: Sand

   MOTIVATED SELLER! This breathtaking and serene lake front property is awaiting your dream home!!! The nearly 9 acre lot features 1331' of point frontage on the sandy and clear waters of Indian Lake. The lake features panfish, musky and large and small mouth bas…

Little Star Lake (PL)
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Acres: 1.0
Star Lake
Frontage: 208
Shoreline: Sand,

   Not only is this a beautiful lake lot, but it is also extremely rare! Little Star Lake is a 93 acre lake with only a handful of private parcels on it with the rest of being State Forest Land. The lot has 208 feet of frontage with the meander and .98 acres of la…

McCullough Lake
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Accepted Offer

   A rare find, a beautiful lake lot on McCullough Lake in 3500 acre Natural Lakes Preserve. Driveway is in and site cleared for building. Enjoy all of the advantages this preserve offers - 800 acres of common land and 4 lakes to use. 24 miles of private roads to …

Wildcat Lake
Wildcat Lake lot picture
Acres: 2.3
Presque Isle
Frontage: 207
Shoreline: Sand,

   Wildcat Lake Lot with Western exposure. This incredible spot offers old-growth timber featuring white pines, maple, oak and different species of spruce trees! The lot has a great building site for a walkout basement with power at the road and a gravel driveway.…

Twin Island Lake
Twin Island Lake lot picture
Acres: 1.6
Presque Isle
Frontage: 200

   Affordable End of Road Private lake lot, North of Boulder Junction, Twin Island Lake part of Frontier Lakes this wide lot with multiple building sites makes for a super site for your new home or cabin. Walk out building site but gentle elevation to lake makes i…

Little Presque Isle
Little Presque Isle lot picture
Acres: 5.2
Presque Isle
Frontage: 255
Shoreline: Weedy

   Your own private escape is waiting for you with a welcoming gift of fish caught right of the end of the pier, views over the blue waters of Little Presque Isle Lake to a flourishing wooded and undisturbed landscape. You have privacy with 5+ acres in quiet Front…

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Boulder Junction Lakes:

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Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Horsehead Lake Public 250 Drainage 22 min 13 ft 13.0 ft --
Jag Lake Public 162 Seepage 9 min 12 ft 12.0 ft --
Lost Canoe Lake Public 279 Seepage 9 min 10 ft 14.0 ft --
Morton Lake Public 165 Drainage 18 min 13 ft 7.0 ft --
McCullough Lake Public 221 Drainage 20 min 14 ft 6.5 ft --
Indian Lake (L) Public 68 Seepage 48 min 19 ft 8.0 ft --
Wildcat Lake Public 293 Drainage 8 min 12 ft 10.5 ft --
Little Star Lake (PL) Public 93 Drainage 20 min 5 ft 2.0 ft --
Round Lake (PI) Public 173 Drainage 15 min 11 ft 7.0 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
Big Muskellunge Lake Public 897 Seepage 13 min 26 ft 14.0 ft --
Trout Lake Public 3864 Drainage 15 min 49 ft 15.2 ft --
Bobcat Lake Public 48 Seepage 12 min 10 ft 10.0 ft --
Little Horsehead Lake Public 56 Drainage 24 min 10 ft 4.0 ft --
Dunn Lake Public 77 Spring 26 min 5 ft 6.0 ft --
Irving Lake Public 419 Drainage 27 min 4 ft 7.3 ft Ballard
Minonk Lake Semi-Private 100 Seepage 30 min 14 ft 8.0 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 --
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 --
Oxbow Lake Public 523 Drainage 33 min 15 ft 6.8 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
North Crab Lake Public 59 Drainage 26 min 16 ft 11.8 ft --
Sparkling Lake Public 157 Seepage 15 min 35 ft 15.0 ft --
Twin Island Lake Public 203 Drainage 25 min 8 ft 6.1 ft --
White Birch Lake Public 113 Drainage 16 min 12 ft 18.5 ft Ballard
Whitney Lake Public 226 Spring 18 min 4 ft 8.0 ft --
Armour Lake Semi-Private 328 Drainage 27 min 26 ft 10.0 ft --
Ballard Lake Public 503 Drainage 20 min 10 ft 12.0 ft Ballard
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 --
Annabelle Lake Public 213 Drainage 20 min 12 ft 6.3 ft --
Fishtrap Lake Public 339 Drainage 11 min 18 ft 14.0 ft High/Fishtrap
High Lake Public 741 Drainage 16 min 13 ft 19.5 ft High/Fishtrap
Lynx Lake Public 339 Drainage 16 min 18 ft 15.5 ft --
Boulder Lake Public 516 Drainage 4 min 12 ft 6.5 ft --
Crab Lake Public 909 Drainage 26 min 22 ft 10.0 ft --
Carlin Lake Semi-Private 155 Seepage 25 min 18 ft 21.0 ft --
Lone Pine Lake Private 137 Drainage 23 min 20 ft 5.5 ft --
Upper Gresham Lake Public 362 Drainage 15 min 13 ft 12.0 ft --