At the Water’s Edge on Wangerin Rd, Lake Nebagamon

At the Water’s Edge on Wangerin Rd, Lake Nebagamon

This cabin on Lake Nebagamon has one feature you couldn’t duplicate if you were building a new one—its proximity to the water.

To protect both the water quality and the aesthetic qualities of Wisconsin lakes, minimum setback regulations generally prohibit new construction within 75’ of the shoreline, defined more precisely as the “ordinary high-water mark.” Exceptions include piers and boat hoists. Plus, if an existing pattern of development exists, some counties may have a “setback averaging” system that allow homes to be built closer to the water. On certain bodies of water, though, setbacks are increased to 125’ – or in rare cases, up to 300’.

Of course, if your lake home or cabin was built before those setback regulations went into effect, then you’re “grandfathered in.” That’s the situation with this cabin on Lake Nebagamon. Its front yard is definitely less than 75’ wide—more like 17.5’. But there’s plenty more room in the back yard, and I don’t think you’ll mind being this close to the water.


To learn more, visit Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin website.


About Jean

Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor. Specializing in up-north lake homes, cabins, and waterfront real estate. Serving the real estate needs of northern Wisconsin buyers and sellers in Barnes, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Gordon, Wascott, Minong, Trego, Spooner, Hayward, Webb Lake, and beyond. I’ll be glad to help you find the lake place that’s right for you; some of my favorite NW WI lakes include the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Nelson Lake, Lake Minnesuing, Lake Nebagamon, Upper Saint Croix Lake, Whitefish Lake, the Minong Flowage, Gilmore Lake, Kimball Lake, Nancy Lake, Bond Lake, Leader Lake, Big Bass Lake, the McKenzie Lakes, Horseshoe Lake, and Webb Lake. To learn more about the cabins and lake homes for sale in northwest Wisconsin, give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at
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