Whisker Lake Wilderness Area
A 7,500-acre federally designated wilderness heavily forested with several streams and seven beautiful lakes. Some Black Spruce and alder swamp, hardwoods, big White and Red Pine, aspen, and wetland. This area is walk-in camping only; no motorized or mechanized vehicles are allowed. It is a place of true natural solitude.
Directions: Located 11 miles west of Florence on Hwy 70, the tract borders Hwy 70 and Forest Road 2150. Several graveled parking areas.
Gazetteer: Page 91, A-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 38, A-3 (10th edition).
Notes: This is a true wilderness area. Be prepared; bring a compass. Access via three different trails that all lead to or pass lakes.
Restrictions: No motorized or mechanized vehicles.
Phone: 715/479-2827 or 715/528-4464 (US Forest Service).
Web site: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Rarities: White-winged Crossbill and Pine Grosbeaks in winter, Boreal Chickadees year-round.