Minong Flowage/Cranberry Lake (Wascott & Minong, Wisconsin)

The Minong Flowage is a 1,564-acre impoundment of the Totogatic River created by a dam completed in 1937.  Most of its bottom is sand; its maximum and mean depths are 21’ and 9’.

Although the Minong Flowage has large open expanses, its meandering, 24.8 mile shoreline also offers plenty of sheltered bays and inlets to explore.  Plus, there’s 172-acre Cranberry Lake, which boaters can reach by a connecting channel. Ambitious paddlers can also head upstream on the Totogatic River, and then paddle back on down.

The character of this lake varies from one location to the next.  Although much of the Minong Flowage is deep, open water, some of its shallow bays contain tree stumps and aquatic vegetation.  That makes for a variety of fishing and boating situations, all the way from isolated bays offering near-wilderness settings to other areas where there’s wide-open water perfect for waterskiing.  Lake homes and cabins are available in both types of settings, and everything in between.

The fishery consists mainly of walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch.  The Minong Flowage is also popular for boating, waterskiing, and paddling.  Speaking of paddling…  If you’re adventurous, you’ll find good canoeing both upstream and downstream from the lake.

Looking for a lake home, cabin, or waterfront real estate on Minong Flowage or Cranberry Lake? Give me a call at 218-590-6634. Or, you can reach me at jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.

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