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Shell Lake Washburn County (Photo)

Shell Lake Washburn County (Photo)
Photo by Emily Beranek

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For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
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Bureau of Water Quality
DNR Contacts for Shell Lake

Shell Lake Inland Lake P & R District [exit DNR]

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Shell Lake
Washburn County, 2513 Acres

Shell Lake is a 2513 acre lake located in Washburn County. It has a maximum depth of 36 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.

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  • Smallmouth Bass (Abundant)
  • Walleye (Abundant)
  • Musky (Common)
  • Panfish (Common)
  • Largemouth Bass (Present)
  • Northern Pike (Present)

Before You Go


** About Boating Ordinances: Before boating on an unfamiliar Wisconsin waterways check for a sign at the public boat landing to determine if there are local regulations (more restrictive than state law) which may apply on that waterbody. Also be sure to review the document Wisconsin Boating Regulations at to learn about statewide regulations. There may be a delay between the time an ordinance is passed and the time it gets into our database. Therefore, the only way to know for sure if a water body has an ordinance in effect is to look for a sign posted at a public boat landing.