The Turtle-Flambeau Waters Pure, clear, sparkling water - nearly 19,000 acres of
it for you to use and enjoy in a variety of ways and there is NO PASSPORT REQUIRED!
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is a result of the 1926 construction of a dam to create
a reservoir. The Turtle-Flambeau Dam harnesses the power of the Turtle and Flambeau
Rivers to generate energy for the Flambeau Paper Corporation, located 20 miles south
on the Flambeau River. The dam created 18,900 acres of water with 212 miles of winding
shoreline. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage encompasses nine lakes, three rivers and several
creeks, all beautifully free of pollution.
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage invites people who enjoy the solitude of a vast wilderness
in which to pursue their limit of walleye,, musky and panfish. The roaring rapids
of the Flambeau River offer a more adventurous angling experience, and calm area
streams beckon to trout devotees.
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located in Iron County Wisconsin, near the towns of
Mercer and Butternut. About 375 miles from Chicago, 300 miles from Milwaukee, and
275 miles from Minneapolis. Easily accessible from either U.S. Highway 51 from Mercer
(12 miles) or U.S. Highway 13 from Butternut (17 miles). Take County Highway FF from
either Butternut or Mercer to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.
Outstanding Area For Nature Lovers...
In 1992, Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson officially recognized what many already
knew of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage when he designated it as a protected wilderness
area, securing its rugged beauty and unspoiled wild character for generations to
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is truly a water wonderland, offering countless opportunities
for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. A 26 mile boat or canoe trip on the north fork
of the famous Flambeau River from the Flowage to the city of Park Falls traverses
23 rapids, providing adventurous visitors with enough whitewater thrills to hold
them over until their next encounter with o one of America's last unspoiled rivers.
Wisconsin Vacation on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer, Butternut areas of
Northern Wisconsin. The largest wilderness waters in northern Wisconsin for fishing
and snowmobile vacations. Rentals, homes, property, cabins, resorts, fishing reports
and fishing guides located in Iron County Wisconsin near the Mercer and Butternut
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Flowage near Mercer, Butternut areas of Northern Wisconsin. The largest wilderness
waters in northern Wisconsin for fishing and snowmobile vacations. Rentals, homes,
property, cabins, resorts, fishing reports and fishing guides located in Iron County
Wisconsin near the Mercer and Butternut vacation areas.