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North Turtle Lake

Vilas County - Wisconsin
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North Turtle Lake is a 359 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 58 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.

Explore Mercer, WI

From the vast water wonderland of the 14,300 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage to the far-reaching wilderness of the 74,500 acres of public forestland, Mercer offers authentic outdoor adventures that you will remember long after you’ve returned home.

Whether you choose to explore on snowmobile, ATV, car, camper, bike, boat, skis, or by foot, you are sure to discover the unending, unique fascination of the Northwoods.

Every season offers a new way to experience our natural beauty. The quiet of winter snow is broken by the sounds of spring peepers that fade as the loon’s calls fill the lakes in the summer. Finally, the woods explode in a riot of color in autumn and then the cycle begins again. That’s the beauty of Mercer. You can’t go wrong... life is outdoors.

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

Explore The Turtle Flambeau Flowage

The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters Area and Trude Lake is comprised of nearly 19,000 acres of water and 35,500 acres of public land for you to use and enjoy throughout the year. Unlike Canada, there is no passport required. Unlike Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there are no permits required.

The Flowage is truly a water wonderland, offering countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a natural choice for outdoor living, with accommodations for any style of "roughing it".
For more information on things to do and see check out turtleflambeauflowage.com

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Frequently Asked Questions About North Turtle Lake, WI

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How big is North Turtle Lake?
North Turtle Lake is approximately 359 sq acres (1.5 sq km) in size.

How deep is North Turtle Lake?
North Turtle Lake is approximately 58 feet (17.7 m) at its deepest point.

What kind of fish can you catch in North Turtle 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 North Turtle Lake.

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

Are there places to stay in the North Turtle 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! North Turtle 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: Sunrise Resort
Sunrise Resort
Presque Isle, WI
(715) 686-2414
about 4 miles away
Business Card: White Birch Village
Pro Savings
White Birch Village
Boulder Junction, WI
(715) 385-2182
about 13 miles away
Business Card: Gateway Lodge & Resort
Gateway Lodge & Resort
Mercer, WI
(715) 476-7878
about 14 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available North Turtle 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 North Turtle 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 North Turtle Lake?
We know of 1 public boat launch on North Turtle Lake. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

North Turtle Lake area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the North Turtle Lake area:
Business Card: Sunrise Resort
Sunrise Resort
Presque Isle, WI
(715) 686-2414
about 4 miles away
Business Card: Mercer Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Mercer Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Mercer, WI
(715) 476-2389
about 9 miles away
Business Card: White Birch Village
Pro Savings
White Birch Village
Boulder Junction, WI
(715) 385-2182
about 13 miles away
Business Card: Gateway Lodge & Resort
Gateway Lodge & Resort
Mercer, WI
(715) 476-7878
about 14 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near North Turtle 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 North Turtle Lake?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations North Turtle 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
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with 1 hook, bait, or lure per angler, and 3 hooks, baits, or lures maximum per boat.
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.

What is the bottom composition of North Turtle Lake?
North Turtle Lake's bottom composition is comprised of sand (50%), rock (30%) and gravel (20%).

What aquatic invasive species are found in North Turtle Lake?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in North Turtle Lake including Rusty Crayfish and Yellow Iris.

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 North Turtle Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at North Turtle 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 26°F (-4°C) to a low around 11°F (-12°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.

North Turtle Lake Reviews
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brad h.
4 star rating
Walleyes are plentiful, but have yet to catch anything with substantial size. Lots of big muskies and crappies. Theres a real dirt bag who lives on the west bay, but I love catching fish right off his dock in the mornings.
Reviewed Mar 2, 2012

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