At 855 acres, Upper St Croix Lake is one of the Douglas County’s, Northwest Wisconsin, larger lakes. The headwaters of the St Croix River, it contains abundant walleye, northern pike, bass, and panfish—plus the occasional brook trout, brown trout, or musky.
The village of Solon Springs is located along the lake’s west side; there are also a number of cabins and nice lake homes along the lake’s east side. This lake has a more “urban” feel than some other lakes, and you’ll see lots of activities on weekends. Most weekdays, however, it’s fairly quiet.
Down the lake and down the river, you’ll find great fishing and paddling in the stretch between Solon Springs and Gordon. Next, you’ll enter the 1900-acre St Croix Flowage (also known locally as the Gordon Flowage). A local favorite for fishing, waterfowling, paddling, and pontooning, it can also be accessed from multiple boat landings. Downstream from the Gordon Dam, you’ll enter the St Croix National Wild and Scenic Riverway; if you like, you can follow it all the way to the Mississippi. Leave from home, and you’ll have begun at the beginning.
From your home on Upper St Croix Lake you’ll be close to shopping in Solon Springs, and within easy commuting distance of Superior, Duluth, Spooner, or Hayward.