Iron County

Forestry & Parks



Tip of kayak at sunset on Lake Superior

Hang out with your fishing buddies and enjoy some time on the water as you drop a line in an Iron County Forest lake or stream. The Iron County Forest is home to freshwater lakes and rivers with stunning scenery and catchable fish. Plus, Iron County is located on Lake Superior, the largest and northernmost lake in the Great Lakes chain.

Lake Superior

Saxon Harbor Marina, a gateway to Lake Superior, features a 31-site campground, modern restroom facilities, and a large day-use area. Boat slips and wall docking are available for up to two weeks. The top fish species to catch on Lake Superior are trout, whitefish, muskie, northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, and salmon. The Saxon Harbor Marina and Campground is located at 10045 County Highway A, Saxon, WI.

Two fishing rods in Lake Superior
Deck overlooking the Lake of the Falls
Turtle Flambeau Flowage

The Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Mercer is a quiet, 13,000-acre lake with a maximum depth of 50 feet. The top fish species to catch are muskie, panfish, bass, northern pike, walleye, and sturgeon. Lake of the Falls County Park is located on the Turtle River between Lake of the Falls and the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. The county park is a popular fishing and camping destination, with a boat landing located at 4720W County Park Road, Mercer, WI.

Weber Lake

Weber Lake is a 61-acre lake with a maximum depth of 40 feet. The top fish species to catch are panfish, largemouth bass, and trout. The slow, no-wake lake attracts fishermen, kayakers and canoeists. Weber Lake Campground is a popular family camping destination, with a boat landing at 9110 W County Highway E, Iron Belt, WI.

The view from the bank of Weber Lake
people ice-fishing on Upson Lake
Remote Lakes & Rivers

Some of the best fishing is found in lakes and rivers that aren’t accessible by road or trail. These isolated waterways open up a world of possibilities for fun fishing, and hopefully, catching! Everyone is welcome to explore the forest on foot and fish anywhere on public land. For the best fishing experience, research your fishing destination before setting out. Online maps provide important information about water depth, types of fish found, and terrain surrounding a lake. For overnight stays, Iron County Forest established rustic campsites at Potato River, Shay’s Dam, Foster Falls, Wren Falls, and Spider Lake. Fishermen also can make their own campsite. Rustic camping is permitted in the forest for up to two weeks at no charge.

Plan Your Northwoods Fishing Trip

Enjoy the thrill of the catch, the breathtaking scenery, and fun times with family and friends. Plan a fishing trip to the Iron County Forest for a day, a weekend, or an extended vacation.
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