Poised right on the Michigan / Wisconsin border, Iron County offers an excellent mix of lake and river fishing. Area lakes and flowages provide a variety of conditions and an equally varied fishery of largemouth, walleye, crappie, perch, bluegill, and pike. Nearby rivers provide opportunities for brook and other trout species.
Beyond fishing, the lakes are great for swimming and water skiing in the summer months, and Iron County’s rivers offer some of the most exciting whitewater kayaking in the Midwest.
Hunters, nature lovers, and photo bugs will appreciate the abundant wildlife in local forests. If you want to do some exploring, Iron County’s extensive network of trails provides excellent opportunities for hiking, biking, and ATV riding in the warm months, as well as for snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and cross-country skiing in the wintertime.
The Iron County area’s hotels, motels, lakeside resorts, campgrounds, B&Bs, and rental cabins provide great lodging options for fishermen and their families, catering to every taste and budget. Area restaurants and stores will keep visitors well-fed and well-equipped, at very reasonable prices. For a fun day with the family, go on a guided nature tour, or shop for antiques at local markets.
Towns: Iron River, Crystal Falls, Caspian, Gaastra, Amasa, Alpha
Bodies of Water: Michigamme Reservoir, Peavey Falls Pond, Stanley Lake, Chicaugon Lake, Iron River Brule River, Paint River