The Flowage


About The Turtle Flambeau Flowage

A designated natural area, the Turtle Flambeau Flowage consists of approximately 16,000 acres of land and 19,000 acres of water, making it the fourth largest body of water in Wisconsin. The Flowage was created in 1926 when a dam was built to flood the Turtle and Flambeau rivers and combine 16 lakes. The resulting labyrinth of islands, points and straits reaches a maximum depth of 50 feet (most areas are between 10 and 25 feet) and features well over 200 miles of mostly undeveloped shoreline with endless natural underwater habitats and hundreds of installed fish cribs. Many guests compare the geography and features of the Flowage to the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters. The minimal human development, the variety of habitats and the extensive shoreline make these waters some of the best musky, walleye and smallmouth bass fishing in the country. Also notable are the populations of northern pike, largemouth bass, perch, crappie, bluegill and sturgeon.

In addition to fishing, the Flowage offers excellent kayaking and canoeing, hunting, bird watching, bicycling, snowshoeing, hiking and more. With acre upon acre of undeveloped forest, the opportunities for exploring are nearly endless.