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Chippewa Flowage
15,300 acres of premier fishing in Sawyer County.
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
over 92 miles of natural and scenic roverway.
Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area
scenic beauty and wild character in Iron County.
Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area
an island studded reservoir with truly wild flavor.
Wild Rivers
protected free-flowing rivers.
location in Wisconsin
Contact information
For information on the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area, contact:
Property Manager
Dept of Natural Resources
5291 N. Statehouse Circle
Mercer, Wisconsin 54547
715-476-7846 (office)
715-614-5120 (cell)

Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters AreaQuiet area

A voluntary quiet area has been established on approximately the eastern 1/5 of the Flowage. The quiet area boundaries run from the narrows near Blair Lake upstream to the property boundary which is near the confluence of the Bear and Manitowish Rivers.

The purpose of this designation is to promote an atmosphere of quiet solitude for those seeking a "wilderness" type experience. Many anglers, canoers, and campers, come to the Flowage seeking solitude and we want to preserve that atmosphere.

quiet time

© David Sladky

When camping in the quiet area we ask that you be especially conscious of keeping noise to a minimum. If you plan to use noise producing devices such as radios you should camp in other areas of the Flowage. NOTE: Devices that produce excessive, loud or unusual noise, including chain saws, generators or fireworks are not allowed anywhere on the property.

We also ask that you observe slow no wake boating in the quiet area. Boat wakes are unwelcome by anglers and canoers in any situation and courtesy should be exercised. In the quiet area concept we hope to provide a refuge for those seeking a peaceful experience.

Last revised: Friday March 20 2020