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Big Arbor Vitae Lake

Big Arbor Vitae Lake
Photo by Jennifer Filbert

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Big Arbor Vitae Lake Association

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Big Arbor Vitae Lake
Vilas County, 1070 Acres

Facts & Figures
Name Big Arbor Vitae Lake
Waterbody ID (WBIC) 1545600
Area 1070 ACRES
Maximum Depth 41 feet
Mean Depth 18 FEET
Bottom 40% sand, 35% gravel, 10% rock, 15% muck
Waterbody Type lake
Hydrologic Lake Type DRAINAGE
County Vilas
Region NO
Latitude, Longitude 45.93026650, -89.64974340
Contour (Bathymetric) Map Contour Map
Interactive Map Interactive Map
Lake Management
Lake Organizations Big Arbor Vitae Lake Association [exit DNR]
Boat Landings 2
Fish Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye
Public Lands / Parks 3
Lake Health
Invasive Species *
Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Rusty Crayfish
Trophic Status Eutrophic

* About Invasive Species: Disclaimer: Occurrences with a * have not been verified. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) records are assigned statuses of "verified", "observed", or "no longer observed" based on AIS Status Guidance. In general, "verified" populations are established and have been verified by a taxonomic expert. Populations with the "observed" status have not been verified by a taxonomic expert or do not have established populations. Populations with the "no longer observed" status include populations where a reproducing population did not establish. Our inventories are not necessarily exhaustive so it is important to report occurrences: See the Aquatic Invasive Species Guidance for information on how statuses are assigned.

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