Turtle-Flambeau Flowage

Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Paradise Found

The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage boasts


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plus 3 rivers, & 6 boat landings

The beautiful Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters area, near Mercer, enjoys a sterling reputation in the Midwest as a top producer of trophy walleye, bass and musky. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage - compared favorably with Canadian wilderness lakes - has long been a favorite for paddlers, campers and wildlife watchers.

Together with Trude Lake, the wilderness area comprises 14,326 acres of pristine water and 21,300 acres of land for all to enjoy.

You'll find no better body of water to fish than the Turtle-Flambeau. Our local sport shops have the bait, gear and advice for catching fish on the Flowage. Guides can put you on catchable fish.

Many paddlers continue their adventure on the North Fork of the Flambeau River, which exist the Turtle-Flambeau and goes for 26 miles to Park Falls.

How to Find US:

The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located between the towns of Mercer, in Iron County, and Park Falls, in Price County. The Flowage is about 375 miles from Chicago, 300 miles from Milwaukee, and 275 miles from Minneapolis. It is easily accessible from either U.S. Highway 51 in Mercer via County Highway FF or U.S. Highway 13 in Park Falls/Butternut via County Highway F.


About the Flowage

The Flowage came into existence in 1926 when the Chippewa and Flambeau Improvement Company built a hydroelectric dam on the Flambeau River. The project topped 16 small lakes and flooded more than 14,000 acres. There are 195 islands and 227 miles of winding shoreline of which 95% is in public ownership.

There are 60 remote campsites accessible by water only. Contact the Chamber for a map of their locations. On the west side of the Flowage is Lake of the Falls Campground and the site of an old fish hatchery. Picnic facilities are available. Daily pare use and camping permits required.

A Turtle-Flambeau Flowage Association map, which includes accommodations and services, is also available at the Chamber. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is easily accessible from US Hwy 51 in Mercer via County Hwy FF.