Loon Capital

Loon Capital of the World Mercer Wisconsin

Mercer is officially know as the "Loon Capital of the World". As you boat on almost any size lake, you'll see a nesting pair of common loons in the spring and summer.

Mercer has the highest concentration of nesting loon pairs in the continental United States.

Loon populations are on the rebound, but some years, fluctuating water levels or biting insects can negatively impact their nesting success. You can help by staying away from the nests.

Don't throw broken fishing line in the water, and switch to non-lead sinkers. Lead poisoning from fishing tackle accounts for 20% of loon deaths. If a loon swims near your boat, don't cast bait until after it leaves.


Loon Day

Over 250 Art & Craft Exhibits, Flea Market, Sidewalk & Bake Sales, Live Music, Lakeland Cloggers, Lakeland Barbershop Chorus, World Famous Loon Calling Contest, Raffles, Food & Refreshments, Street Dance The Night Before with Live Music