Northern Wisconsin Lakes

Enjoy the Serenity of the Northwoods 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. Because of their size and location, many of these lakes have little boating traffic or congestion.

There are also dozens of smaller Northern Wisconsin lakes and rivers for kayaking and canoeing.

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

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 with large boat landings.

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

Many of the larger Northern Wisconsin lakes have resorts, restaurants, bars, and pubs either 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 LakesSpend a day on the water with the whole family, and you won’t want to leave. Meet new friends, or connect up 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. At Spectacle Lake, you will find beautiful sandy beaches that are marked with buoys for children to swim at close range.

Share Your Boating, Swimming, and Scuba Diving Adventures with Us!

Double Rainbow on Northern Wisconsin LakesWe invite you to share your adventures on the best Northern Wisconsin Lakes on our Phelps Wisconsin Facebook page.

Boating and Scuba Diving in Northern Wisconsin: More Links and Information

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.