Facts & Figures

Fun Facts to Know about Birch Island Lake 

Our lake is located in Burnett County, Wisconsin

The lake is situated half in Scott Township and half in Jackson Township

The official size of the lake is 768 acres, and our deepest spot is 13 feet, according to the WI Department of Natural Resources

Birch Island Lake has a primarily sandy bottom (80% sand, 0% gravel, 0% rock, 20% “muck”), and is considered a “Seepage” hydrologic lake type (this means no inlet or outlet). The lake’s “trophic status” is considered Mesotrophic (mesotropic lakes are commonly clear water lakes and ponds with beds of submerged aquatic plants and medium levels of nutrients).

If your GPS is fancy, the latitude & longitude is 45.94268470, -92.14560530

We have one official boat landing (including a boat washing station to keep invasive species out of the lake). The following have been found on the lake: Chinese Mystery Snail, Freshwater Jellyfish and Purple Loosestrife. Please do everything you can to be a good steward of the lake and water to prevent any additional hitchhikers from taking up residence.

If you’re an angler, you’ll find Panfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, sunfish, crappie and yellow perch), Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike. Don’t forget your WI fishing license and follow WI DNR fishing regulations!