Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Round Lake Logging Dam Trail

Walk back in time along this universally accessible interpretive trail and cross the historic Round Lake Logging Dam. Close your eyes to imagine the loud cries of "T-I-M-B-E-R" from past logging activities. Feel the water's spray and rush of heavy logs and they pile through the timbered sluices, clamoring downriver on the spring log drives.

Trail Length: 0.5 mile

What to expect: A trail guide and system of numbered posts serve to guide you around the half mile trail and provide you with information about the logging era and Round Lake. An interpretive display adjacent to the trailhead's parking area provides additional insights into the fascinating history of the area.

Directions: From Fifield, drive east on Highway 70 for 20 miles. Turn left (north) on Forest Road 144 and drive 2 miles to Forest Road 535. Turn right (east) on 535 and continue to the trailhead parking.

round lake logging dam trail




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