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Fishing

Superior Fishing.

Wild Waters.

Ironwood is surrounded by some of the best fishing locations in the Midwest. Take a charter and fish the depths of Lake Superior. Bring your boat and fish Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in Michigan.  Take an adventure and fish the Sylvania Wilderness or the Porcupine Mountains.  Challenge yourself and fish the many rivers and streams that cut through ancient forests like the Black River or the Presque Isle River.  There is something for every fisherman.

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Saxon Harbor

Saxon Harbor

Saxon Harbor is located on Lake Superior’s Oronto Bay in Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The harbor, adjacent to Oronto Creek, is a part of a county park that includes deep sea fishing, camping and a sandy beach stretching for four miles westward.

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Black River Lake

Black River Lake is a lake located just 10.1 miles from Ironwood, in Gogebic County, in the state of Michigan, United States, near Van Buskirk, WI. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish here.  Black River Lake is very secluded and is a secret local fishing spot.

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Bobcat Lake

Bobcat Lake

Located in Gogebic County just 3 miles southeast of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Bobcat Lake campground features one loop with 11 campsites. Campsites are bordered by vegetation providing privacy between sites. These drive in sites offer a tent pad, wood table, fire ring, lantern post and gravel parking spur. Two accessible vault toilets are located in the campground and water is provided by a centrally located hand pump in the loop. A sandy beach and day use area, complete with vault toilets, tables, grills and changing house is located 1/2 mile east of the campground. Also adjacent to the campground is a boat ramp which provides access to a variety of game fish.

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Chaney Lake

Chaney Lake

Chaney Lake is located just South of Wakefield, Michigan.  This lake is a well developed inland lake with access to abundant fishing species.  Public boat access is just off of County 519 at the South Eastern tip of the lake.

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Henry Lake

Henry Lake Campground

Located in Gogebic County 9 miles southwest of the town of Marenisco, Mi., on the Bessemer Ranger District in the southern half of the Ottawa National Forest. Henry Lake Campground is a single loop campground with 11 campsites that are spaced with natural vegetation for screening. Henry Lake Campground provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes. Each site offers an accessible wood table, fire ring and parking spur. Two single vault toilets are located near the fee station, while water is provided in the camping loop.

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The Cisco Chain of Lakes

The Cisco Chain of Lakes in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula has 15 interconnected lakes in the chain directly adjacent to the Sylvania Wilderness. Public access is available on both Cisco and Thousand Island Lake. The Cisco Chain is accessible by small motorboats, canoes, kayak, or other small boat craft. The lakes are known for fish species such as: Trout, musky, walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and panfish.  Stay in Ironwood and take a brief 45 minute drive to your destination. (more…)

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Lake Superior

The Fresh Coast the Great Lakes

Everyone should experience Lake Superior!  The Western Upper Peninsula is graced by the presence of such an amazing body of water.  Take a swim in crystal clear fresh water along beautiful and diverse beaches and coastline. Kayak from place to place along this fresh inland sea.  Get on your boat do some deep sea fishing for massive Lake Trout!

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Webber Lake

Weber Lake

Weber Lake located in Upson, Wisconsin is an excellent panfish and trout fishing lake. At 61 acres, it also makes a relaxing paddle in your kayak or canoe. Weber Lake is a slow-no wake lake. Whitecap Mountain Resort and Skye Golf is adjacent to the County Park property.

Weber Lake has 11 campsites which include 9 electrical sites and 2 non-electrical. Water is available. Pit toilets with changing area. Boat launch, playground and swimming area. ATV trail access to Trail 6.

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Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)

Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)

Located north of Ironwood Spirit Lake or as locals call it, Lost Lake is a small inland lake with a dock and beach area. A nice place to paddle and fish also.

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Sunday Lake

Beautiful Sunday Lake is situated in the center of the city of Wakefield and is home to Eddy Park and Campground. The park offers a comfortable sandy beach and swimming area, pavilions available or rent, a boat launch, and a large playground.

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Copper Falls State Park

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls make this one of the state’s most scenic parks. Log buildings from the 1930s CCC era add a special charm. The call of the loon, the forest primeval, the timeless character of cascading waterfalls; these and more await the visitor to Copper Falls State Park. There are also three terrific mountain bike trails to ride. Take-on some hills or enjoy an easy roll. The Takesin is a single-track trail with glimpses of the Bad River through the tall pines. Be sure to check out the view of the 80 foot-deep gorge at the scenic overlook. The Vahtera Trail rolls through a beautiful forest of birch and maple. The North Country National Scenic Trail skirts Loon Lake and crosses the marshland and woods to Mellen. Pets are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks but must be on a leash and under control at all times.

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Copper Falls

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McDonald Lake

Located on McDonald Dam Road in Ironwood, Michigan and unique from the other two campgrounds operated by the Forestry and Parks Commission, as it is a rustic campground. There is no fee at this campground and the campsites are designed for tenting only on a first come first serve basis. There is a total of six designated sites. The three sites on the lake shore have tenting pads and fire rings, the island sites do not. (more…)

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Copper Peak

Welcome to Copper Peak, the only ski flying hill outside of Europe. Located near Ironwood in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, Copper Peak is the world’s smallest ski flying hill homologated by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

While Copper Peak’s Adventure Ride continues to draw in thousands of visitors each year to enjoy the views from the top of this unique attraction, plans are in the works to renovate and improve Copper Peak in order to host year-round ski flying events and training. (more…)

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Fishing Around Ironwood

With countless lakes, rivers, and streams fishing in the Ironwood area is prime. The above website is mainly creeks and streams. Fishing is also available in most of the surrounding lakes and rivers. Fishing license required and can be obtained at Holiday gas stations, Dunhams, and Walmart.

Misc. Fishing Locations

• Black River • Presque Isle River • Montreal River • Lake Gogebic • McDonalds Dam • Sylvania Wilderness • Bobcat Lake • Beaton Lake • Gile Flowage • Weber Lake • Lake Superior • Lost Lake • Sunday Lake • Powdermill Creek • Spring Creek • Mud Creek • Upson Lake • Black River Lake • Cheyney Lake

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Black River Harbor Recreation Area

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tanic acids)from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color. (more…)

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Little Girls Point

Take a break and unplug on this simple, but well maintained County Park and Beach. Little Girls Point extends over a half mile along Lake Superior. The beach is a magnet for rock pickers and agate hunters with crystal clear water to swim, paddle and float the day away. If you look Northwest you can see the Apostle Islands and Northeast, the Porcupine Mountains. There is a picnic area with 2 pavillions, picnic tables, grills and stone buildings with restrooms. Also camping sites lake side or wooded all close to the beach. The extension camp is available to rent for reunions, weddings and get togethers. Reservations for camping call 906-663-4428 or 906-932-1913

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Presque Isle State Park & River

This hike combines the East and West River Trails for a scenic hike along the Presque Isle River, which runs through the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The river has strong currents and sections of rapids, as well as three main waterfalls, Nawadaha Falls, Manido Falls, and Manabezho Falls, which measures 25 feet high. (more…)

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Sunday Lake

Walking and bicycling trails. Lake for all types of watersports. Camping. Beach area and two pavilions for rent.

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Gile Flowage

Gile Flowage is a 3138 acre lake located in Iron County/Hurley, Wisconsin. It has a maximum depth of 25 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Also A great place to kayak, canoe or SUP with many islands to explore. The lake’s water is moderately clear.

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Lake Gogebic

Lake Gogebic, Michigan’s largest inland lake, lies at the far western end of the Upper Peninsula. With abundant opportunities for fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and winter sports, Lake Gogebic is a four-season vacation gem that – for all its attractions – retains the peaceful atmosphere of a small Northwoods community, untroubled by traffic and crowds.

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Sylvania Wilderness

The Sylvania Wilderness and Sylvania Recreation Area, is located near Watersmeet, Michigan and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Combined with the adjacent Recreation Area, this 18,327 acre wilderness offers an outstanding experience for those who want to camp, fish, hike, canoe, ski, or enjoy the solitude of a wilderness experience. Few Wilderness compare to Sylvania. Here you will find 34 named lakes – some with sandy beaches, others surrounded by record-sized red and white pines. This large natural area with its old growth forest and pristine lakes provides habitat for a wide range of living things.  Find out more -> (more…)

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Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember. (more…)

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