Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area
Located in southern Iron County the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area is located in in far northern Wisconsin. If traveling from the south take either Highway 51 or State Highway 13. Access points are located off State Highway 182 on the south side of the property or County Highway FF to the north. The property office is located on Highway 51 at the DNR Ranger Station in Mercer. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area offers 66 remote campsites accessible by water only. The family campsites and two of the group sites do not require registration, a fee or a camping permit. Six of the group sites are available by reservation only and require a fee. Fifty-eight sites scattered throughout the property are designated family campsites. All are accessible via boat only. These sites are limited to a single camping party only.There are eight group campsites total. All group sites are accessible via boat only.
There are designated five hiking trails and also many backcountry logging roads. The Hidden Rivers Nature Trail is a 2 mile interpretive trail located off Fisherman's Landing Road. Big Island Trail, Wilson Hills Trail and Deadhorse Trail are hunter walking trails that are great for hiking any time of year. Little Turtle Trail is also a hunter walking trail and is a favorite of bird watchers.
Snowmobiles are allowed on state owned lands on designated trails only. There are a number of snowmobile trails which cross the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. There are no ATV trails on the property so ATV use is not allowed anywhere on the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters property.
Recreation and activities include hiking, camping, picnicking, canoeing, boating, kayaking, fishing, hunting, trapping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, auto tour and wildlife viewing.
- Contact information
- For information on the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, contact:
- Property Manager
Dept of Natural Resources
5291 N. Statehouse Circle
Mercer, Wisconsin 54547
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