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Pike Lake, Marathon County

Pike Lake, Marathon County
Photo by Deb Konkel, Wisconsin DNR

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For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
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DNR Contacts for Pike Lake

Pike Lake Sportsmen Club [exit DNR]

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Pike Lake
Marathon County, 204 Acres


Water Quality

One measure of a lakes health is the trophic state, which relates to the amount of algae in the water. The average summer trophic state for the last 5 years was 48 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Good. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Pike Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1988. Volunteers monitor water clarity with a black and white Secchi disk. Some also collect water samples, which are sent to the State Lab of Hygiene to be analyzed. Volunteers are the source of the majority of Wisconsin's lake water quality data, and their dedication is greatly appreciated. Pike Lake is also part of DNR's long term trend monitoring project. Reports and graphs featuring data collected by volunteers, DNR staff and others can be viewed below.

Water Quality Reports and Graphs

Station NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Pike Lake - Deep Hole373390Map2019Details