Two hundred lakes, too little time

By Alan Hamari

OK, so Boulder Junction doesn’t really have 200 lakes. But having 194 within nine miles of downtown is close enough, right?

Whether you’re an angler or a kayaker, you’ll find plenty to do on the crystal-clear lakes that surround the Musky Capital of the World®.

Fishing

Can you guess what kind of fish we’re known for here in Boulder Junction? (Kidding.) Aside from top-notch musky fishing, you will also find abundant opportunities to catch walleye, bass and panfish. And don’t be shy if you need a little help; Boulder Junction has an array of experienced guides to help you along.

Swimming and boating

If you’d rather relax than chase after musky, head to the beach at Crystal Lake or take your boat to one of the many boat launches in the area for a relaxing day on the lake.

Paddling

You’re in luck if you’d rather travel by canoe or kayak, too. Aside from the area’s lakes, you can also find paddling opportunities along several rivers in the area, as well as a number of secluded, undeveloped lakes in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.

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