Why Quiet Lakes?

Follow the Great Divide National Scenic Byway to the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest 15 miles northeast of Hayward, WI. Here the Quiet Lakes Country warmly offers you a variety of fine resorts, foods, services and activities.

“The Quiet Lakes really are the quiet lakes!” – Travis Bardizbanian

Numbers that protect the Quiet Lakes:

  • In 1962 a 10 mph speed limit was enacted, prohibiting water skiing and jet skiing.
  • Zoning requires 200-feet of lake shore per home rather than the usual 100-feet.
  • 3 generation resorters and homeowners actively protect this unspoiled environment.

The Romance of the Quiet Lakes includes it’s colorful history:

Lost Land Lake was missing from early logger maps. As headwaters of the Chippewa Flowage, prime pine logs were floated from the lake to Teal Lake (Tea Lake) with its six wilderness islands and down the Teal River. Ghost Lake’s name derived from an over-served logger who thought the wild wandering flowage disappeared in a ghostly fog. Ghost Lake CCC Camp received the important commission by Roosevelt to replant the ravaged forest he then designated as the Chequamegon National Forest. The seclusion of the lakes made a perfect hideout for Chicago gangsters who built a club house on Green Point, the only green left after the logging.

Enjoy our picnic island set up with grill and picnic tables!

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“A great place for soul searching.”  Phil Urbanczyk

Excellent Fishing!

Fish these Class ‘A’ waters knowing your chances of catching a legal musky are greatest on the Quiet Lakes.

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Beautiful 43″ musky caught and released in Lost Land Lake