Northern Wisconsin Lakes

Enjoy True Serenity on Northern Wisconsin Lakes!

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Loons on Northern Wisconsin Lakes

Our pristine Northern Wisconsin Lakes are some of the best places to simply enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Northwoods. Many of these lakes have little boating traffic or congestion, with dozens of smaller lakes and rivers for kayaking and canoeing.

Our lakes are known for their deep and clear waters—perfect for fishing, swimming, and other water sports.

And did you know that some of the best scuba diving in the Midwest is in Northern Wisconsin?

The Best Boating and Fishing is on Northern Wisconsin Lakes!

Smoky Lake, Big Sand Lake, North and South Twin Lakes, Kentuck Lake, Long Lake, and Lac Vieux Desert Lake are all beautiful lakes, just brimming with fish and with large boat landings.

Ice Fishing on Northern Wisconsin LakesNorth Twin Lake stretches for 4.5 miles and is known for its giant muskies. Lac Vieux Desert, Big Sand, Long and Kentuck Lakes are home to abundant walleye and muskies. Learn more about Northwoods fishing.

Many of the larger lakes have resorts, restaurants, bars, and pubs either right on the lake or within short distances. There are also marinas in the Phelps area that can service your boats or personal watercraft.

Bring the Whole Family to our Northern Wisconsin Beaches!

Boating on Northern Wisconsin Lakes


Spend a day on the water with the whole family, and you won’t want to leave! Meet new friends or connect with old friends, at one of the best meeting places in Phelps—the local sand bar on Twin Lakes.

You’ll also find Phelps North Twin Beach just a short distance from the downtown area.

Kentuck Lake and Spectacle Lake Campgrounds are spacious with fabulous views of pristine Northern Wisconsin lakes and forests. At Spectacle Lake, you will find beautiful sandy beaches that are marked with buoys for children to swim at close range.

Boating and Scuba Diving in Northern Wisconsin: More Links and InformationBeautiful Rainbow over Phelps Lake

Find out more about boating and other activities on Northern Wisconsin Lakes:

Boat landings near Phelps, Wisconsin

Boating in Wisconsin

Download a copy of The Handbook of Wisconsin Boating Laws and Responsibilities!

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