The Turtle-Flambeau Waters Pure, clear, sparkling water - nearly 19,000 acres of it for you to use and enjoy in a variety of ways. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is a result of the 1926 construction of a dam to create a reservoir. The Turtle-Flambeau Dam harnesses the power of the Turtle and Flambeau Rivers to generate energy for the Flambeau Paper Corporation, located 20 miles south on the Flambeau River. The dam created 18,900 acres of water with 212 miles of winding shoreline. The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage encompasses nine lakes, three rivers and several creeks, all beautifully free of pollution.
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage invites people who enjoy the solitude of a vast wilderness in which to pursue their limit of walleye,, musky and panfish. The roaring rapids of the Flambeau River offer a more adventurous angling experience, and calm area streams beckon to trout devotees.
How to Find Us
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located in Iron County Wisconsin, near the towns of Mercer and Butternut. About 375 miles from Chicago, 300 miles from Milwaukee, and 275 miles from Minneapolis. Easily accessable from either U.S. Highway 51 from Mercer (12 miles) or U.S. Highway 13 from Butternut (17 miles). Take County Highway FF from either Butternut or Mercer to the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.
Outstanding Area For Nature Lovers
In 1992, Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson officially recognized what many already knew of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage when he designated it as a protected wilderness area, securing its rugged beauty and unspoiled wild character for generations to come.
The Turtle-Flambeau Flowage is truly a water wonderland, offering countless opportunities for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. A 26 mile boat or canoe trip on the north fork of the famous Flambeau River from the Flowage to the city of Park Falls traverses 23 rapids, providing adventurous visitors with enough whitewater thrills to hold them over until their next encounter with o one of America's last unspoiled rivers.
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a natural choice for out door living, with accommodations for any style of "roughing it".