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Rainbow Flowage

Oneida County - Wisconsin
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Rainbow Flowage is a man-made lake located in Oneida County, Wisconsin. The lake was created in the 1950s by the construction of a dam on the Wisconsin River, as part of a larger hydroelectric project. The lake has a surface area of approximately 3,153 acres and a maximum depth of around 25 feet.

Rainbow Flowage is a popular recreational destination, attracting visitors for fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. The lake has a diverse fish population, including muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish. The lake is also known for its abundant populations of bald eagles, ospreys, and other bird species.

The area is also popular for hiking, with several trails in the nearby Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

Rainbow Flowage is located near the town of St. Germain, which offers additional recreational opportunities, including golfing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. The area is also known for its many lakes and resorts, as well as its annual St. Germain Radar Run, a snowmobile racing event.

Overall, Rainbow Flowage is a beautiful natural resource in northern Wisconsin, offering a range of outdoor recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike. Its man-made origin does not detract from its value as a natural resource, and the lake has become an important part of the local economy and culture.


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For more information on things to do and see check out oneidacountywi.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rainbow Flowage, WI

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How big is Rainbow Flowage?
Rainbow Flowage is approximately 3,153 sq acres (12.8 sq km) in size.

How deep is Rainbow Flowage?
Rainbow Flowage is approximately 28 feet (8.5 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in Rainbow Flowage?
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 Rainbow Flowage.


Are there fishing guides or charters for Rainbow Flowage?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Rainbow Flowage and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Walleye Only Guide Service?

Are there places to stay in the Rainbow Flowage 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! Rainbow Flowage 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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Lake-Link Featured Lodging
Business Card: Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-8640
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Black Bear Lodge
Black Bear Lodge
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-5778
about 4 miles away
Business Card: Maplewood Resort
Maplewood Resort
Eagle River, WI
(715) 479-8477
about 4 miles away
Business Card: St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain, WI
(715) 542-3433
about 6 miles away
Business Card: The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands Resort
Sayner, WI
(262) 661-3968
about 10 miles away

Are there bait or tackle shops near Rainbow Flowage?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Rainbow Flowage.
Business Card: Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Minocqua, WI
(715) 358-5130
about 9 miles away

Are there boat launches on Rainbow Flowage?
We know of 4 public boat launches on Rainbow Flowage. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Rainbow Flowage area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Rainbow Flowage area:
Business Card: Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-8640
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Black Bear Lodge
Black Bear Lodge
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-5778
about 4 miles away
Business Card: Maplewood Resort
Maplewood Resort
Eagle River, WI
(715) 479-8477
about 4 miles away
Business Card: St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain, WI
(715) 542-3433
about 6 miles away
Business Card: Oneida County Wisconsin
Oneida County Wisconsin
Madison, WI
(800) 236-3006
about 7 miles away
Business Card: Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce
Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce
Minocqua, WI
(715) 356-5266
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Minocqua, WI
(715) 358-5130
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Fish Minocqua - Dave Lang
Fish Minocqua - Dave Lang
Minocqua, WI
(715) 356-9608
about 9 miles away
Business Card: The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands Resort
Sayner, WI
(262) 661-3968
about 10 miles away

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

What are the fishing regulations for Rainbow Flowage?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Rainbow Flowage 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 1 hook, bait, or lure per angler, and 3 hooks, baits, or lures maximum per boat.

What is the bottom composition of Rainbow Flowage?
Rainbow Flowage's bottom composition is comprised of sand (65%), muck (25%) and gravel (10%).

Explore the Rainbow Flowage area in a RV
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 Rainbow Flowage?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Rainbow Flowage including Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil and Rusty Crayfish.

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 Rainbow Flowage?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Rainbow Flowage? 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 25°F (-4°C) to a low around 4°F (-16°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 Rainbow Flowage?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Rainbow Flowage.

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

Rainbow Flowage Reviews
Below is the word on street about Rainbow Flowage.
Have you been to Rainbow Flowage? Why not share your personal reveiw with others?
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neal r.
4 star rating
Lots of small walleyes to be caught in the wood.
Reviewed May 19, 2011
jay s.
4 star rating
I love this Flowage and have been fishing it for about 40 years. I have cought trophy sized Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, and lots of good eater sized Walleye.
Reviewed Jul 9, 2007
river r.
5 star rating
I have fished this flowage for over 30 years and really enjoy the fishing.Come up here often and very few times have I been disappointed.Walleye action is good,crappie action is good,large perch and some dandy Musky also.If any of you need more information on this flowage contact me at [email protected]
Reviewed Jun 15, 2001

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