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Minocqua Chain of Lakes

Minocqua Chain of Lakes

Minocqua, commonly referred to as “The Island City”, is home to the Minocqua Chain. This scenic chain of lakes consists of 7 bodies of water, 4 of which are considered major lakes and 3 smaller lakes that can be accessed by smaller boat or canoe. With a total of nearly 6,000 acres of water it offers fantastic fishing and recreational fun.

700 acre Lake Kawaguesaga sits to the west of Minocqua, and holds the damn that sits at the entrance of the Tomahawk River. With an island to anchor near on a hot sunny day, and enjoy wading on the sand bar, and shoreline to make your own personal beach, Lake Kawagusaga has much to offer.

Lake Minocqua is the center of the chain and can be seen anytime you enter or leave the Island Town of Minocqua, as its shores surround the town. You have 1,360 acres to explore on this lake alone, to explore the historic boathouse or boat to one of the numerous establishments on water to grab a bite to eat.

Mid Lake is a 2221 acre lake tucked away off of the channel that connects Lake Minocqua to Lake Tomahawk. Its waters are a bit more shallow with a maximum depth of 13 feet, so it is not uncommon to see someone trying their luck at catching a Bass, Muskie or Northern in its warmer waters.

Lake Tomahawk is the largest body of water on the chain with 3,462 acres. It is a recreational boaters dream with plenty of space to spend time tubing, waterskiing or playing on your jet ski. Yet you will find plenty of undeveloped shoreline, as a constant reminder that you are in the Northwoods.

Little Tomahawk Lake on the South end of Lake Tomahawk, is a 163 acre lake that boarders Bird Lake Road. There is no public landing on this lake, but it hosts a boat launch for the Camp American Legion.

The last two lakes of the Chain of Lakes are 47 acre Baker Lake and 35 acre Mud Lake. A place to explore by small boat or canoe, you will get incredible scenery and views of abundant wildlife once you get there.