Long Lake, The Walleye Capital of Wisconsin

The Walleye Capital of Wisconsin, Long Lake in Washburn County is a picturesque 3,300 acre, 19 mile long lake reaching depths of over 70 feet.  The clear, spring-fed water, cool deep bays, gravel bars, pristine setting, and miles of undeveloped shoreline make a productive year-round fishery for walleye as well as large and small mouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and northern pike.  View the current fishing report here. Long Lake offers many boat rentals at the area resorts and bait shops. Spend your day fishing, kayaking, or even try stand up paddle boarding. 

The Lake - Walleye Capital of Wisconsin

Pontoon on Long Lake, Washburn County

Long Lake, known as the Walleye Capital of Wisconsin, is a 3,300 acre lake stretching 19 miles long. This amazing fishery is also a hot spot for lake recreation as well. Taking a cruise on the pontoon or spending the day exploring the lake via kayak are popular ways to enjoy this amazing lake.

 

Recreation & Trails

ATVing in Washburn County

Surrounded on all sides by trails, Long Lake is a hot spot for ATV, snowshoe, cross country ski and snowmobile enthusiasts. In the winter, the "lake trail" will bring you across Long Lake where you can access all of the restaurants and resorts. Nearby Hunt Hill even offers 13 miles of hiking trails.

 


Where to Eat

Pizza at Pioneer, Washburn County

Pizza or a burger overlooking the sparkling waters of Long Lake? Yes, please! Nearly every restaurant on the lake offers a water view and incredible food. Whether you're in the mood for an incredible steak, homemade pizza, tasty burger or a few delicious appetizers, you'll be sure to find some eats and treats you'll love! 

 

Events

Band on the Barge, Long Lake, Washburn County

It seems like there's always something happening around the Long Lake area. In August, you'll definitely want to mark your calendar for the Band on the Barge where you'll enjoy live music right on the water. Be sure to watch the calendar for Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary's nature programming as well. 

 


Where to Stay

Sunset Resort, Washburn County

Lakeside lodging is plentiful around Long Lake. Nearby you'll find plentiful camping as well. Many of the lakeside cabins are also open during the winter months, making Long Lake a great destination for winter sports such as cross country skiing and snowmobiling as well. 

 

What to Do

Golfing at Butternut Hills, Washburn County

Be sure to head out to Butternut Hills Golf Course while you're in the Long Lake area for a great round of golf. Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is also a hot spot for fun activities. They offer over 13 miles of hiking trails and educational programming year round. 

 



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