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Straight Lake State ParkNature

Straight Lake State Park contains an 850-acre block of mature forest with some trees approaching 100 years old. The rest of the area contains marsh, bog and grassland complexes.

Straight Lake is fed and drained by the Straight River. It is a premier northern wild lake with a great fishery of bass, northern pike and panfish. The Straight River was formed when melting glacial waters, under high pressure, blasted through the ice, carving a steep-sided tunnel channel.

Straight Lake has been nominated as an important bird area [exit DNR] by the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative. The birds include eagles and a pair of nesting trumpeter swans. There also are bears and river otters in the area.

Last revised: Tuesday July 18 2017