DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE SIX LAKES IN DOOR COUNTY?

Kangaroo Lake
At 1,156 acres, Kangaroo Lake is Door County’s largest inland lake and is located in Baileys Harbor at a maximum depth of 12 feet.  It is great for swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.  It’s known for Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye.  In the late 1800s a causeway was built to separate the lake into a north and southern portion.  The north portion consists of wetlands.

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Clark Lake
The second-largest lake in Door County at 865 acres, Clark Lake is located just north of  White Dunes State Park near Jacksonport. Its maximum depth is 25 feet and mean depth is 7 feet.  

Clark Lake great fishing lake. The fish found in Clark Lake include Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, and Trout.

  

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Lake Mackaysee
This 347-acre lake is located on the northeast side of Chambers Island. The lake has a maximum depth of 27 feet and a mean depth of 6 feet.  

Most of Chambers Island is privately owned, but there is a public boat launch at the East Dock on the island. The lake can be accessed via road from there.

Lake Mackaysee is a good lake to fish.  If you are lucky, you might catch Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Northern Pike.     

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Europe Lake
This 297-acre lake is located near Gills Rock at the eastern tip of the Door County peninsula.  Europe Lake, which has a mean depth of 6 feet and a maximum depth of 10 feet, is mainly a lowland marsh. It’s a popular for fishing where you can find Panfish, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Walleye. It’s the most eastern lake in Wisconsin. 

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Lost Lake
Coming in as the second smallest lake at only 92 acres.

Lost Lake is located almost directly between Egg Harbor  and Jacksonport. 

It is 5 feet deep at its maximum.  Because Lost Lake is a seepage lake, it gets its water from runoff and precipitation. 

Lost Lake is landlocked and currently has no public access points. 

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Little Lake
The smallest lake in Door County at 65 acre.  Little Lake is located on the northwest side of Washington Island.

 The area was once home to a village of Native Americans and has a burial ground.

Artifacts as old as 3000 years have been found in the area.

Little Lake was created thousands of years ago and is currently only 3-feet above Lake Michigan’s water level.  

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Posted by:  Jill

 

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