Area Chain of Lakes
Minocqua Chain (3 Lake Chain)
Minocqua, also known as “The Island City”, offers over 3,200 pristine lakes, rivers and streams for you to explore such as Minocqua Lake, Clawson Lake, Mid Lake, McNutt Lake, Kawaguesaga Lake and Schoolhouse Bay – just to name a few. Minocqua is the ideal resort-area town!
Manitowish Waters (10 Lake Chain)
A town in Northwestern Vilas County in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Known for delicious tasting cranberries and best of all great vacations due to quiet, stressful surroundings whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or family vacations. The North Lakeland Discovery Center offers outdoor adventures all year round. Everything from canoeing, bird watching, woodland biology, cross country skiing, hiking and 40 miles of paved bike trails. With a small year round population of roughly 700, Manitowish Waters sees an increase throughout the seasons due to seasonal residents, second home owners and vacationers.
Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain (28 Lake Chain)
A small community in the Northwoods of the Nicolet National Forest. Which offers beautiful scenery for activities such as biking, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The chain consists of 28 lakes, 20 of the 28 are accessible from Three Lakes, making it perfect for boating. The lakes have a total surface area of 7,626 acres. The area is also known for growing and harvesting cranberries.
Turtle Chain – Winchester (3 Lake Chain)
Winchester is a town in the Northwest corner of Vilas County with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to the north. The total area encompasses over 34,000 acres and is covered by lakes. A small community of approximately 500 permanent residents with population increasing in the summertime due to the long list of summer activities: fishing, boating, and hiking. In the winter, the activities include skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. The Turtle Chain lake is located in Oneida County and features 52 acres with a maximum depth of 15 feet.
Presque Isle Chain (3 Lake Chain)
Known as “Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness” surrounded by protected forest land and a haven for native wildlife. A tranquil, small 77 square mile are of lakes and forests at the far Northern border of Vilas County. Besides great fishing and boating, Presque Isle offers activities for all seasons; mountain biking, canoeing, waterskiing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. It’s the premier destination for enjoyment of the great outdoors.
Cisco Chain – Natural Lakes Area (15 Lake Chain)
Right on the Wisconsin/Michigan border is the beautiful Cicsco Chain of Lakes consisting of 15 total lakes: Big Lake, Mamie Lake, West Bay Lake, East Bay Lake, Little Morley Lake, Big Morley Lake, Bass Lake, Poor Lake, Fishhawk Lake, Lindsley Lake, Cisco Lake, Thousand Island Lake, Record Lake, Big Africa Lake, and Little Africa Lake. Making it one of the largest freshwater chains in the world – an estimated 4025 acres and 270 miles of shoreline. The deepest of the lakes is the largest lake – Thousand Island Lake – at about 40 feet deep, which is rare among the area. It’s a superstar destination for vacationing throughout all of the seasons.
Lac du Flambeau Chain (10 Lake Chain)
The Lac du Flambeau Chain of Lakes are known for their crystal clear waters. The lakes are spring fed with water controlled by a fixed dam on the Northwest end of Flambeau Lake. The Chain is referred to as the Fence Lake Chain, the largest body of water with over 3,400 acres to explore. The 10 Lakes of the area are: Big Crawling Stone Lake, Little Crawling Stone Lake, Fence Lake, North Twin Placid Lake, South Twin Placid Lake, Long Interlochen Lake, To-to-tom Lake, Moss Lake, Flambeau Lake, and Pokegama Lake.
Rhinelander Chain (5 Lake Chain)
This beautiful 5 Lake Chain consists of Boom Lake, Thunder Lake, Lake Creek, Bass Lake, and Rhinelander Lake, totalling 1760 acres of surface water. The area is best known as the Ice Fishing Capital of the World. But offers outstanding fishing and boating all year round.
Pike Lake Chain – Fifield, Park Falls, WI (4 Lake Chain)
Pike Lake, Round Lake, Amik Lake, Turner Lake and Tucker Lake make up the Pike Lake Chain. At 806 acres, a maximum depth of 17 feet – Pike Lake is the largest. Tucker Lake is the smallest. . Just like the many lakes in the area water sports are the main attraction. Although the surrounding wooded terrain is great for ATV riders, hikers, mountain bikers and nature lovers alike.