Welcome to the Lake Chippewa Flowage

Spring Time on Lake Chippewa

As the lake ice lets loose, the snow pack melts, and the swamps begin to swell with the diminishing cold nights and the sun radiating on south facing shorelines—-we begin to recognize the start of the new season on the Chippewa Flowage.

The grace and majesty of this massive expanse of ice surrounded by a variety of tree lines, islands, in coming rivers and creeks, exposed shorelines, protruding tree stumps fields from the past, pressure ridges, and a deep and endless blue sky–one can only imagine what the new season will bring for each of us as we wait patiently for the day to arrive to enjoy this unbelievable gift in all her glory. For those of you who have never experienced the Chippewa Flowage–be somewhere this summer–join us on the Flowage.

A vacation on the Flowage with family and friends will have many guarantees; a wilderness experience like none other, miles of untouched shorelines, Eagles in flight, our famous and mysterious floating bogs, fish to be caught, animals in the wild, the hoot of an owl at night, the tremalo of a Loon guarding chicks, accommodating and experienced hosts at our resorts on the Flowage, a variety of evening dining spots, hiking, boating, kayaking, swimming, biking, canoeing, and golfing.

A swimming black bear between islands, a deer with her fawn on a island point, catching a 25 pound musky, meeting new friends for a life time, a youngster catching a Bluegill off the boat dock, enjoying a cabin you would trade your home for, finding a supper club you wish was closer to home, your children who are happy, safe, and secure, and a investment in the joy of being alive in these incredible outdoors–these are just a few of the possibilities for your next vacation.

Please consider the Chippewa Flowage, Hayward for your next vacation experience. Camping or Cabins we have it all. Allow us to be your host and we will share a memorable Chippewa Flowage experience with you and your family.

Random Stories from the Past

Trophy Muskie Caught Four Times Before Being Kept - August 2, 1998

A 47-inch, 27-pound, 2-ounce Chippewa Flowage muskie caught on Aug. 11 by Jim Kniprath of Wisconsin Rapids had been caught and released four times before, records show. The last angler who released the tagged fish, Jim Chinnock of Hayward, dubbed the fish “Long Face” because of its large head. Chinnock said he was fishing the Kindergarten, a hot spot this year on the Chip, on Aug. 5 when it hit his surface bait at 8 p.m. and totaled the lure, tearing out the back gang hook and one side hook and separating the middle joint. After removing the hooks, he and his wife, Carol, watched the fish swim away in good shape. Six days later, they watched Kniprath fight and boat a large muskie in the same area, and upon checking the musky chart at Herman’s Landing, realized it was the same fish. The history provided by Herman’s showed the muskellunge was first caught, tagged and released at 40 inches by Mark Phillips in the Pocketbook area on Aug. 4, 1986. On Oct. 7, 1986, John Kaiser of Hayward caught and released the 40-inch plus fish on Little Pete’s Bar and Randy Leonard of Hayward caught and released it 20 days later on Big Pete’s Bar, measuring it at 41 inches. Those were the last documented records on her, as the tag was growing over and hard to read, Chinnock said. “How many other fishermen had the opportunity to see her, lose her or release her in the last five …… Read More …

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