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Namekagon Lake

Bayfield County - Wisconsin
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Namekagon Lake is a 2897 acre lake located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Cable, Wisconsin. The lake is fed by the Namekagon River and is known for its clear water and scenic beauty.

Namekagon Lake is a popular recreational spot, offering opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, and other water-based activities. The lake has a maximum depth of 51 feet and an average depth of 23 feet, with a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, bass, bluegill, and crappie.

There are several public access points around the lake, including a boat landing and a swimming beach. The lake is also surrounded by the Namekagon Lake Campground, which offers camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Overall, Namekagon Lake is a beautiful and popular destination for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty and recreational opportunities of the Bayfield County area.


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Bayfield County is one of the most scenic fishing destinations in the country. Fishing the Big Lake is certainly a draw, but many anglers are surprised and happy to realize that within an hour drive of Superior?s shores, there is some of the finest inland lake fishing Northern Wisconsin has to offer on lakes like Namekagon, Owen, the Pike Chain, Eau Claire Chain, and many smaller waters. Fly anglers can fish any of the Big Lake?s tributaries, including the world famous Brule, or try an inland trout stream such as the White or Namekagon rivers.
For more information on things to do and see check out travelbayfieldcounty.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About Namekagon Lake, WI

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How big is Namekagon Lake?
Namekagon Lake is approximately 2,897 sq acres (11.7 sq km) in size.

How deep is Namekagon Lake?
Namekagon Lake is approximately 51 feet (15.6 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 16 feet (4.9 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Namekagon Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Namekagon Lake.


Are there fishing guides or charters for Namekagon Lake?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Namekagon Lake and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Pete Rich Guide Service?

Are there places to stay in the Namekagon Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Namekagon Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Business Card: Lakewoods Resort
Lakewoods Resort
Cable, WI
(715) 794-2561
about 2 miles away
Business Card: Wisconsin Northland Adventures Guide Service
Wisconsin Northland Adventures Guide Service
Hayward, WI
(715) 462-3847
about 12 miles away
Business Card: Mystic Moose Resort
Mystic Moose Resort
Hayward, WI
(715) 462-3014
about 13 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Namekagon Lake?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Namekagon Lake (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Namekagon Lake?
We know of 7 public boat launches on Namekagon Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Namekagon Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Namekagon Lake area:
Business Card: Lakewoods Resort
Lakewoods Resort
Cable, WI
(715) 794-2561
about 2 miles away
Business Card: Wisconsin Northland Adventures Guide Service
Wisconsin Northland Adventures Guide Service
Hayward, WI
(715) 462-3847
about 12 miles away
Business Card: Mystic Moose Resort
Mystic Moose Resort
Hayward, WI
(715) 462-3014
about 13 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Namekagon Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Namekagon Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Namekagon Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 847-9367 or cell #367. Need a Wisconsin fishing license?

General Restrictions
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.
  • Bag limits are for fish caught in all lakes in the NAMEKAGON CHAIN including GARDEN LAKE

What is the bottom composition of Namekagon Lake?
Namekagon Lake's bottom composition is comprised of muck (45%), sand (30%) and gravel (25%).

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Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Namekagon Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Namekagon Lake including Chinese Mystery Snail, Hybrid Eurasian / Northern Water-Milfoil and Purple Loosestrife.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


What is the average air temp for Namekagon Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Namekagon Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 48°F (9°C) to a low around 30°F (-1°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Namekagon Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Namekagon Lake.

For more Wisconsin State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Namekagon Lake Reviews
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boyd d.
5 star rating
I love this lake. I come to the awesome Four Seasons Resort on the lake every year with family. The fishing is amazing, I caught two 19 inch northern and a 20 inch northern. I caught a 17 inch walleye, a 15 and a half inch walleye, and a a 8 inch walleye. I caught some crappie, some perch, and tons of nice size bluegill. Its a great lake for watersports too. The Four Seasons Resort is a must stay on this lake.
Reviewed Jul 3, 2011
collin s.
4 star rating
alot of big musky and northern, I missed 2 musky the first time fishing their and it was out of a paddle boat
Reviewed Dec 9, 2010
jack g.
3 star rating
Fished this lake in about '04 or '05. I don't think we gave it a real fair trial because too new to area fishing. Caught lots of hammer handles, had one real nice smallie on but jumped at boat and got off ( would have CPR anyway). Tried for muskie but no luck. This is too big a lake for one week. I going back to Vilas county and fish VV. much easier to fish.
Reviewed Aug 28, 2010

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