Turtle Flambeau Flowage Association
- Organization & Clubs
The Turtle Flambeau Scenic Wilderness Waters Area and Trude Lake is comprised of nearly 19,000 acres of water and 35,500 acres of public land for you to use and enjoy throughout the year. Unlike Canada, there is no passport required. Unlike Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there are no permits required.
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is a result of the 1926 construction of a dam to create a reservoir. The Turtle Flambeau Dam harnesses the power of the Turtle and Flambeau Rivers to generate energy for the Flambeau Paper Corporation, located 20 miles south on the Flambeau River in Park Falls. The dam created 19,000 acres of water with 212 miles of pristine winding shoreline. The Turtle Flambeau Flowage encompasses 16 natural lakes, three rivers and several creeks, all beautifully free of pollution.
The Turtle Flambeau Flowage is located between the towns of Mercer, in Iron County, and Park Falls, in Price County. The Flowage is about 375 miles from Chicago, 300 miles from Milwaukee, and 275 miles from Minneapolis. It is easily accessible from either U.S. Highway 51 in Mercer via County Highway FF or U.S. Highway 13 in Park Falls/Butternut via County Highway F.