Porcupine Lake Wilderness

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Officially designated as a wilderness in 1984, this 4,446 acre wilderness is located 4 miles southeast of Drummond, Wis. in Bayfield County. Some of the wilderness contains rolling hills covered with oak, maple, hemlock and white pine. The remainder of the area is fairly flat. Many streams contain trout. Porcupine Lake and Eighteen Mile Spring Pond have good fishing for trout, bass, panfish, and northern pike. Watchable wildlife include deer, bear, fox, coyote, loons and many species of songbirds. The North Country National Scenic Trail runs the length of the area. Branded posts mark the trail location at some intersections.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open - foot travel only.
Restrictions: The possession or use of motorized or mechanized equipment is prohibited. This includes all motor vehicles, bicycles, outboard and electrical motors, and any wheeled devise for transporting canoes, boats, or equipment. Camping within 100 feet of water or the North Country National Scenic Trail is prohibited. Camping is limited to 14 consecutive days. All State of Wisconsin fishing and hunting regulations and license requirements apply in wilderness areas. Erecting permanent hunting tree stands or ground blinds is prohibited. Storing or leaving a boat, canoe, equipment, personal property, or supplies is prohibited. Disposing of debris, garbage or other waste, except that which is burnable and disposed by fire, is prohibited. 
Closest Towns: Drummond
Water: Always bring water and a water filtration device.
Information Center: Great Divide District

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
4,446 Acres

  Latitude : 
46.288521

  Longitude : 
-91.140169

 



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