Canthook and Steelhead Lakes
In an effort to protect two glacial lakes, TPL successfully acquired and conveyed to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest the 609-acre wooded Canthook and Steelhead Lakes property. The property is located 1.5 miles north of the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness Area. Canthook Lake, with 5,400 feet of undeveloped shoreline, is home to healthy populations of native pan fish, bass and walleye as well as musky and rainbow trout. Steelhead Lake, with 3,700 feet of frontage, also supports abundant populations of native pan fish, bass, walleye and trout. The North Country National Scenic Trail, a popular hiking trail that stretches across seven northern states for over 4,000 miles is adjacent to this property. Recreationists will now be able to enjoy the pristine character of these Northwood lakes just a short distance from the trail.
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