Welcome to the Lake Chippewa Flowage
Summer fun on Lake Chippewa
A sparkling illuminating sun rise, warm south winds, the lake looking like a mirror, a clear blue sky, a crimson sunset dropping below the tree line, cool evening breezes mixed with the hoot of a cruising Loon. You are on your summer vacation on the Chippewa Flowage!
The season of summer is upon us and is being enjoyed by our visitors, guests, and vacationers who are experiencing many back to back days of sunshine, evening showers, and a wonderful afternoon breeze coming across the Chippewa Flowage.
Recreation on the Chippewa Flowage has been a delight for our summer visitors. Boaters, skiers, pontoons, rope swings, wave runners, canoes, kayaks, and tubers are enjoying the thrills of summer water activities. Most campsites on the Flowage have been occupied and folks living on the Lake can experience the call of the Loon, the flight of Eagles, the chasing of the chipmunk, and even a visit from a Black Bear on occasion. Loon chicks, Mallard ducklings, deer fawns, bear cubs, and infant skunks can sometimes be observed while on a slow moving boat or pontoon.
We are enjoying a excellent come back of the Blue Heron on the Chippewa Flowage after a devastating ice storm a few years ago, Herons can be observed flying over head between the heronry and a fishing area, perched on a swinging tree limb, standing in a striking potion over a fish filled pool, and lashing out with a screech when startled by your presence.
Outstanding fishing, boating activities, silent water adventures, hiking in the woods, wild animals on the alert, evening sunsets, observing new born creatures, birding, vacation photos, a trip to town and shopping, a purchase at the bait shop, cook outs around the cabin, renewing friendships from past vacations, maybe a trip to the Casino or a Powwow?
How about some of those summer events — the "fishing opener", the Musky Hunt fishing contest, Musky Festival, the 4th of July, parades, cranberry festivals, art shows, antiques, horseback riding, Championship Log Rolling, road races, bike races, the challenge of golf, star gazing, your favorite restaurant, sidewalk sales in town, Honor the Earth, water skiing, rope swings, a early morning cup of coffee out on your cabin’s deck
Random Stories from the Past
Some of you may recall the story of the giant set of musky jaws found on the Chippewa Flowage on October 31, 1998. According to Frank Pratt, the Hayward Area Fisheries Manager of the Department of Natural Resources, the jaws were most likely from a giant musky which had for some unknown reason, died in the mid-summer of 1998. Pratt aged the musky at fifteen years old based on a particular bone that remained attached to the skeletal jaw. The jaw was enormous with a spread in excess of nine inches and featured a fearsome set of teeth, some of which exceeded 1-1/2 inches in length. What’s most impressive is that Pratt, based upon a formula that is used to determine the length of muskie’s based on their jaw dimensions, determined the musky to range in length from 58 to 70 inches! A potential world record musky? Who knows? But keep in mind that the current World Record Musky, caught by Louie Spray, out of the Chippewa Flowage, was 63-1/4 inches long. So the JAWS musky, which washed-up on shore in October of 1998, certainly was in the world class category. The actual JAWS are on display at Ran D’s restaurant on highway B, near Round Lake. Do other such mammoth muskie’s swim to this day in the mysterious, dark waters of the Chippewa Flowage? It appears so. Just a few short weeks ago, on September 14th, Tony Wujek and Dan Olzoni of Shorewood, Illinois, guests of R & R …… Read More …