Lake Everett, Wisconsin, USA

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USA - Midwest - Wisconsin - Lake Superior Northwoods Region -

Nestled in the northern section of the beautiful Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 35-acre Lake Everett’s sparkling waters invite people of all ages to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Northwoods region of Wisconsin. The secluded Bayfield County retreat offers an abundance of recreational activities which include fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking and hiking.

Bayfield County is home to 962 inland lakes. Although the number of lakes is high, their combined 22,629 surface acres make up only 2% of the county’s acreage. From these facts, one can conclude that most of Bayfield County’s lakes, like Lake Everett, are small. Only 41 lakes and impoundments are over 100 acres in size and 672 lakes are less than 10 acres in size. Although the majority of lakes in the region are small, the sheer number of them allows people the opportunity to own and visit lakefront property.

Most of Lake Everett’s shoreline is untouched. A few homes can be found spread out around the lake and a four season lodge occupies 1,200 feet of shoreline and 70 acres of woods on the northeast curve of the lake. The lodge features a number of cabins generously spaced on and around the lake. Lodge guests and property owners have easy access to the lake. There are no public boat ramps, but carry-in boat access and use of the lake is allowed as long as you are not on private property.

Although small in size, Lake Everett has a maximum depth of 55 feet and is home to a number of sport fish including northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass and bluegill. You can explore the lake in your own boat or rent one from the lodge. The lodge also offers a fishing pier and floating dock which is great place for kids to learn the sport of angling. For those who prefer stream fishing, the area surrounding Lake Everett offers some excellent stream and fly fishing opportunities.

One of the biggest draws of Lake Everett is the 850,000-acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest where recreational opportunities abound. Over 365 miles of trails are maintained for snowmobiliers and off road vehicles and 230 miles of trails have been developed for non-motorized use including two national scenic trails and one national recreation trail. Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) trails pass right by Lake Everett. The CAMBA trail system consists of over 300 miles of marked and mapped routes through areas of striking beauty and peaceful solitude. Equestrian trails and horse rentals are also available for riders of all abilities.

For campers, there are several campgrounds in the area of Lake Everett. Nearby 180-acre Delta Lake and 170-acre Twin Bear Lake, two of the largest lakes in the area, feature spacious and wooded campsites and sites for RVs complete with electrical hookups. The campground near Twin Bear Lake features a store with groceries, ice, pizza, and camping and fishing supplies. Well water is available at pump houses. Both lakes offer a swimming beach, boat launch, and picnic facilities and are known for their trophy size muskies. ATV owners will find hundreds of miles of ATV trails located near the campgrounds. The majestic pines and many lakes and streams in the area create a wonderful escape from the drudgery of everyday life.

Guests of Lake Everett seeking additional vacation rentals and lakefront real estate, will find a number of fishing and hunting lodges, resorts, private homes, cottages, bed and breakfasts, cabins and motels in the area. Lodging, golfing, fine dining, and shopping can also be found in the nearby communities of Bayfield, Iron River, Brule, Ashland, Cable and Hayward.

Water sport enthusiasts seeking a bigger body of water may find Lake Superior, just 24 miles northeast of Lake Everett, to their liking. The Chequamegon Bay is an excellent spot for boating and fishing. A little farther up the coast, the historic town of Bayfield offers many unique shops and is the access point to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Big Bay State Park. A ferry routinely takes visitors to Madeline Island or on an inter-island tour where you can stop at any one of 21 islands on the lake. Lake Superior kayak trips can also be arranged in the city of Bayfield.

If winter sports are more of your idea of fun and adventure, Lake Everett offers ice fishing and ice skating. Snowshoeing is a winter sport that is gaining in popularity. Snowshoe rentals are available from several outfitters in the area and allow you to soundlessly explore the area and enjoy a self-guided wildlife experience. Cross-country ski trails can also be found and hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails will delight the diehard snowmobilers. Exploring the area from the back of a horse drawn sleigh is also great way to take in the snow covered wonderland.

If a wilderness getaway is what you seek, Lake Everett is just the place. Near the shores of Lake Superior and tucked away in the seclusion of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, you can enjoy the sound of seagulls or the sound of loons, or both. Paddle the waters, hike, bike or ride the woodland trails and end your day where the setting sun casts it colors across Lake Everett.

Things to do at Lake Everett

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Snowmobiling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • State Park
  • National Forest
  • Shopping

Fish species found at Lake Everett

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

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    Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

    Surface Area: 35 acres

    Shoreline Length: 1 miles

    Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 1,040 feet

    Maximum Depth: 55 feet

    Trophic State: Oligotrophic

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    Trophic State | LakeLubbers

    Trophic State measures the level of algae and nutrients in a lake.

    An oligotrophic lake is very clear (blue in color) and does not support much plant or fish life. A hyper-oligotrophic lake is the clearest of all lakes, and is nearly devoid of plants and fish.

    A mesotrophic lake is slightly green and supports a moderate degree of plant and fish life. A lake's most desired trophic state is generally this mid-point - the mesotrophic state.

    A eutrophic lake is somewhat murky and supports a large amount of plant and fish life. A hypereutrophic lake is clouded with algae, plant life, and fish life. A eutrophic or hyper-eutrophic lake can be difficult to navigate by boat - and is often an unpleasant place to swim.

    The use of phosphorus-rich and nitrogen-rich fertilizer on lawns and golf courses surrounding a lake can cause it to become eutrophic or hypereutrophic.


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    Completion Year | LakeLubbers

    This is the year that a reservoir was first filled to the reservoir's normal elevation - or the year that a natural lake was first dammed. A large reservoir can take more than a year to fill after its dam is first closed.

    The Grand Anicut in southern India is generally considered the world's oldest dam that still operates. Grand Anicut was constructed in the second century BC. It now impounds an irrigation network that includes roughly one million acres.

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    Water Volume | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated volume of water that a lake contains -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. By this measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal.

    You can find many of the the world's largest lakes (by water volume) on LakeLubbers.

    Water Volume can be measured in acre-feet, in cubic miles, or in cubic kilometers. One acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover one acre (43,560 square feet) to a depth of one foot. One cubic mile equals 3,379,200 acre-feet. One cubic kilometer equals 810,713 acre-feet.

    1 acre-foot is equal to 325,851 US gallons. Siberia's Lake Baikal contains about 6,276,367,740,000,000 gallons of freshwater - nearly 1 million gallons for every living person on earth.

    The other - and more widely used - measure of a lake's size is the lake's surface acreage. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is North America's Lake Superior.


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    Maximum Depth | LakeLubbers

    This is the estimated greatest depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. The world's deepest lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal; that lake's maximum depth is estimated at 5,314 feet.

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    This is the estimated average depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. If the water volume and surface area of a lake are known, an estimate of the lake's average depth can be calculated:

    Water volume ÷ Surface Area = Average Depth

    Example: 1,000,000 acre-feet ÷ 20,000 acres = 50 feet average depth


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    This is a lake's highest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can occur during flooding. A lake's highest possible maximum elevation is usually the top of the lake's dam or spillway.

    At lakes that include residential development, government regulations usually forbid the construction of homes below a lake's maximum elevation.


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    This is a lake's lowest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can be reasonably expected to occur. Low lake levels can occur due to deliberate seasonal draw downs for irrigation or impending snow melt, reduced water inflows, drought and evaporation, residential or commercial water demands, and hydropower generation.

    Some lakes' minimum and maximum elevations are virtually the same. Lakes that generate hydropower may vary by several feet - according to power demand. Lakes whose primary purpose is to prevent flooding can seasonally vary by 100 feet or more.

    When some lakes reach their minimum elevation, their boat ramps may not be long enough to permit boat access - and boats docked on shallow parts of the lake may end up on dry ground. In those cases, kayakers and shore-based anglers may be among the few happy recreational users of the lake.


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    Shoreline Length | LakeLubbers

    This is the length of the exterior shoreline around a lake - measured at the lake's normal elevation. The shoreline length can be considerably shorter or longer when lake water levels are lower or higher than normal.

    A lake with many coves has a much longer shoreline than a lake of similar surface area that is nearly circular in shape.

    When known, the shoreline miles that we report in our statistics include only the lake's exterior shoreline, and exclude the shorelines of islands located within a lake's boundaries. In lakes with many islands, those islands' combined shorelines may exceed a lake's exterior shoreline.

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    This is the area (acreage, square kilometers, etc.) of the top surface area of a lake - measured at a lake's normal elevation. The surface area can be considerably smaller or larger when lake levels are lower or higher than normal. North America's Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by this measure.

    The other measure of a lake's size is the lake's water volume. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal in Siberia.

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    This is the organization that controls water releases or outflows from the lake or reservoir. In the USA, this is often the US Army Corps of Engineers, a power company, a municipal water system, an irrigation district, or a paper manufacturing company. In the case of private or gated lakes, a homeowners' association may be the lake's controlling authority.

    Many lakes cross borders, including North America's Great Lakes. The control of such lakes and their coveted freshwater may be amicably shared - or hotly disputed.

    "Water wars" continue at many lakes as growing populations and crop irrigation needs compete for the freshwater that lakes contain.


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    There are 3 basic types of lakes that are currently included on LakeLubbers. 2 types may be dammed or not dammed, producing 5 classifications.

    - A Reservoir is a man-made freshwater lake that is usually created by damming rivers.

    - A Natural Freshwater Lake occurs naturally - often by glacial activity - and has a salinity of less than 30 parts per thousand. It may be dammed to produce electricity or for other reasons.

    - A Natural Saltwater Lake occurs naturally and has a salinity of more than 30 parts per thousand (ppt). It may be dammed.

    "Brackish" water may be categorized as freshwater or saltwater, depending on its salt content (salinity). Oligohaline water has less than 15 ppt of salt. Mesohaline water has 15-29 ppt. Polyhaline has 30-335 ppt.


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