Bohn Lake (274/681)

Bohn Lake features the fluctuating water levels of its namesake lake, a remnant of a glacial tunnel channel formed millenia ago.  Found in west-central Waushara County, this site is easily accessed via the Ice Age Trail.  A parking area is located on the east side of CTH B, approximately 1 mile south of CTH V.  The Ice Age Trail also intersects 9th Avenue east of the lake, though there is no parking area there.  The trail winds through a pine plantation at first and then around the north shore of the lake.

I have come to know trails as a luxury at SNA’s and certainly trails as nice as this are exctly that.  The trail here is mildly difficult to follow initially as it cuts diagonally through perfect rows of pines; in other words, there is not an obviously worn path most of the time, but the occasional yellow blaze serves to designate the official route.  During my visit, the water level was extremely low.  Depending on the year, the water is known to fluctuate as many as 4 to 6 feet.  My late summer visit saw only various goldenrods and vervain in bloom near the shoreline.  This would be an interesting site to visit in a higher-water year as the aquatic vegetation is known to be abundant and diverse…with rubber boots, of course.

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

Additional Information

SNA # 530
County Waushara
Natural Communities / Geology Lake, Glacial Tunnel Channel
Size (Acres) 92
Parking Parking Area (gravel)
Trails Yes
Easy to Find No
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership Wisconsin DNR
Located Within

Bohn Lake State Ice Age Trail Area

Dates Visited 8.19.12

Waushara
Waushara County
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