Lake Metonga, Wisconsin, USA

Also known as:  Metonga Lake

She looks up and freezes, the coffee cup halfway to her mouth. Standing in front of her in the grasses and shallow water of the lake is the biggest creature she has ever seen. She is sitting on the deck of the house she is renting on Lake Metonga looking at a moose. They are rare visitors, but along with the eagles, loons and sandhill cranes they have been known – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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All About Lake Metonga

She looks up and freezes, the coffee cup halfway to her mouth. Standing in front of her in the grasses and shallow water of the lake is the biggest creature she has ever seen. She is sitting on the deck of the house she is renting on Lake Metonga looking at a moose. They are rare visitors, but along with the eagles, loons and sandhill cranes they have been known to enjoy the shallows of the Northwoods lake. She never dreamed she’d actually see one when she decided to vacation at Lake Metonga in northern Wisconsin. It is only one of the many treats she has had while staying at the lake.

Metonga Lake is a drainage lake and one of four major lakes that make up the Swamp Creek system. The others, Lake Lucerne, Ground Hemlock Lake and Rice Lake, are connected by creeks including Outlet Creek, the outflow of Lake Metonga. Lake Metonga has 2,157 surface acres of water and stretches about three miles long by a mile and a half wide. The lake in Forest County is oligotrophic and very clean and clear.

The county maintains a boat ramp and public access also includes a boat ramp maintained by the City of Crandon along with a few others. There is more than enough water to boat, tube and water-ski, and kayakers will enjoy exploring Lake Metonga’s wooded shores. Scuba diving is also popular in the lake and groups will occasionally hold organized “Trash and Treasure” dives to clean up the lake. Crandon has a public beach on the lake for swimming and a picnic area and volleyball courts.

Lake Metonga has invasive zebra mussels which filter the lake’s water but can also inhibit fish populations. Metonga Lake, however, still has abundant fish populations including northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass and small mouth bass. In the winter anglers can ice fish on the lake.

Winter brings lots of snow with cross country ski and snowmobile trails in the nearby Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Named after French explorer Jean Nicolet, the forest was established in 1933. It is divided into two sections. The Chequamegon section includes 858,400 acres and the Nicolet section, closest to Lake Metonga, includes 661,400 acres. Trails for hiking and biking cross the forest, and there are cabins and campgrounds as well.

Metonga Lake is near Crandon. Established in the 1880’s by Samuel Shaw, Crandon has a rich lumber history. Today, there are restaurants, shops and various accommodations ranging from hotels to bed and breakfasts. Waterfront vacation rentals on Lake Metonga include cabins, cottages and more elaborate homes, and there is real estate for sale for visitors wishing to extend their stays.

Unfortunately, the moose doesn’t seem to be planning to extend his stay, and as she watches he turns and makes his way back into the Northwoods. It doesn’t really matter. She feels lucky to have seen him at all. She sits quietly sipping her coffee and planning the rest of her day. She might take the boat out on the lake or later venture into Crandon for lunch and some shopping. Whatever she chooses, Lake Metonga has more than enough to amuse her. With its clean, clear water and the beauty of northern Wisconsin, Lake Metonga is a fantastic Northwoods destination.

Things to Do at Lake Metonga

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Water Skiing
  • Tubing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Birding
  • National Forest
  • Shopping

Fish Species Found at Lake Metonga

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Northern Pike
  • Perch
  • Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye

All About Lake Metonga

Best hotels and vacation rentals at Lake Metonga

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Recommended Sites to Book a Lake Metonga Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Lake Metonga lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 2,157 acres

Shoreline Length: 8 miles

Average Depth: 29 feet

Maximum Depth: 79 feet

Trophic State: Oligotrophic

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  • hot tub
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