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About Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake is one of Wisconsin’s finest fishing and boating lakes.  At 3,585 acres and a maximum depth of 39 feet, Pelican Lake is one of the largest lakes in Oneida County.  Visitors have access to the lake from 3 paved boat landings.  Pelican Lake’s size allows for many water sports including fishing, waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and swimming.  For anglers, the various lake environments allow for the abundance of many species of fish.  Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as various panfish, can be fished. 

For those who prefer to stay on land, there are UTV/ATV trails and clubs, hiking, biking, and hunting (in season).  Fall and winter bring beautiful colors, as well as ice fishing, and snow for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Snowmobiling and ski clubs are active in Pelican Lake, Oneida County, and neighboring Langlade County.  Don’t forget about the wildlife and birdwatching opportunities located right outside your window, even if you decide to stay inside.

Other activities and happenings around Pelican Lake include:

  •  the Musky Tournament in the fall,
  • our Pelican Lake Association’s Summerfest Fundraiser Picnic in July,
  • picnics and fests at local restaurants and resorts,
  • craft fairs, and many other events, sponsored through active men’s and women’s clubs, as well as by the local churches.

The Pelican Lake Chamber of Commerce maintains a Calendar of Events that take place throughout the year.  Visit the Chamber’s website for a complete list:

Pelican Lake at a Glance:
Area – 3,585 acres
Maximum Depth – 39 feet
Bottom -  40% sand, 20% gravel,
10% rock, 30% muck
Shoreline Length – 13 miles

Pelican Lake Map

Click here for the Pelican Lake Creel Survey Results