|Inland Lakes & Wetlands|
|Bayfield County GIS|
|Copyright 2004: Bayfield County|
|Inland Lakes & Wetlands||
|Bayfield County has been blessed with many
resources; perhaps the most treasured of which are our inland lakes. 962
inland lakes are sprinkled over a topography that has been richly sculpted
over many years by glacial action and weathering.
Some 339 named and 623 unnamed lakes collectively occupy 22,629 surface acres in area. Total lake shoreline totals 732 miles, (of which 259 miles is in public ownership); about 170 feet of frontage per acre of lake surface. Most of the lakes are small with 672, (70%), being less than 10 acres and comprising only a fraction, (8%), of the total surface water area of county lakes. There are 41, (4%), lakes and impoundments over 100 acres in size that comprise 57.5 % of the total surface lake acreage of the county. Namakagon Lake, having surface water acreage of 3,208 acres, is the largest lake in Bayfield County. Lake depths vary considerably from shallow ponds to deeper bog lakes. Cisco Lake, with a maximum depth of 105 feet, is the deepest lake in Bayfield County and the seventh deepest lake in Wisconsin.
|Inland Lakes Information
Download an excerpt from the WDNR booklet Wisconsin Lakes containing information about inland lakes in Bayfield County (PDF, 9 Pages, 29K)
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View or download detailed
lake maps from the
of Natural Resources
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources web site contains extensive informative about wetlands. Click to link to WDNR's site.