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Big Butternut Lake Management District [exit DNR]

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Big Butternut Lake
Polk County, 384 Acres

Facts & Figures
Name Big Butternut Lake
Waterbody ID (WBIC) 2641000
Area 384 ACRES
Maximum Depth 19 feet
Mean Depth 13 FEET
Bottom 65% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 30% muck
Waterbody Type lake
Hydrologic Lake Type DRAINAGE
County Polk
Region NO
Latitude, Longitude 45.57107190, -92.45946020
Contour (Bathymetric) Map Contour Map
Interactive Map Interactive Map
Lake Management
Lake Organizations Big Butternut Lake Management District [exit DNR]
Boat Landings 1
Boating Ordinances ** swimming area - See Details
Fish Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye
Public Lands / Parks 1
Lake Health
Invasive Species *
Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed
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.

** 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.