Sand Lake (Stone Lake, Wisconsin)

Please note that there are a couple other Sand Lakes in northern Wisconsin, just as there’s more than one Round Lake or Long Lake.  This particular Sand Lake is due east of Spooner and due south of Hayward; it’s not far from Stone Lake (both the lake itself and the village of the same name), and it’s in the same neighborhood as Whitefish Lake, Windigo Lake, Grindstone Lake, and Lac Courte Oreilles (pronounced “la couderay,” and also known as just plain LCO for short).

If you’re using highways to orient yourself on the map, follow Highway 70 east from Spooner and Highway 27 south from Hayward.  The two highways interesect just to the north of Sand Lake.

Sand Lake covers 928 acres and has a 5.08 mile shoreline, a maximum depth of 50 feet, and secchi disk readings of around 11 feet.  In it, you’ll find muskies, northerns, walleyes, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and panfish.  Public access is via a boat landing on the lake’s east side.

The lake is round and open.  Nearly its entire shoreline is dotted with lake homes and cabins, and a highway runs along its northern edge.  Still, not everyone is looking for a wilderness experience.  If you’d prefer a more urban lake experience, and if you’d like a shorter trip up from the eastern suburbs of the Twin Cities, then this just might be the lake for you.

Sand Lake has moderate recreational boating traffic, friendly neighbors, and best of all…  The sandy shorelines that give the lake its name.  Lake homes and cabins are available in a variety of sizes and prices.

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