Frog Lake & Pines, SNA #187 (139/675)

Frog Lake & Pines features a northern dry-mesic forest and wetlands surrounding a wilderness lake.  A small pull-off is located on the west side of STH 47 just south of Manitowish.  From there, a walkable access lane leads to a short trail to the lake.

I made a stop at Frog Lake & Pines after a bald eagle banding field trip at the nearby Turtle-Flambeau Flowage  There was little light left in the day which precluded exploration of the more interesting southern shore of the lake.  I mostly meandered around the northern shore which had its own beauty in the form of lilypads spread on the water’s surface with majestic trees and their verdant green backdrop just beyond.  This is defintely on my revisit list primarily to investigate the southern shore where the bog and sedge meadow can be found.  There is also a small bog lake in the northwestern corner of the site.  The shoreline of the Manitowish River may also provide photogenic vistas.  All great reasons to come back!

More of my photos (and full-res) from Frog Lake & Pines can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 187
County Iron
Natural Communities / Geology Northern Dry-Mesic Forest, Bog, Northern Sedge Meadow, Conifer-Hardwood Swamp, Lake, River
Size (Acres) 1290
Parking Parking Area
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries Partial
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
Dates Visited 6.5.10

Iron County

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