Round Lake Logging Dam

Bald Eagle at Round Lake Logging Dam

Bald Eagle at Round Lake Logging Dam

Originally constructed in 1878, then completely restored in 1995, the Round Lake Dam is typical of the type of dam built by loggers in the early 1900s. The dam is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only dam of its kind remaining in Wisconsin. Embark on a journey through time and explore history by hiking the Round Lake Logging Dam Interpretive Trail a 1/2 mile with a compacted gravel surface and a 3-7% grade.

Hours of Operation

Daily dawn-dusk.


From Hwy. 13 in Fifield travel 22 miles east on Hwy 70, go north about 4 miles on Forest Road 144/Shady Knoll Road, east a short distance on Forest Road 535/Boat Landing Rd, then turn north on Forest Road 535A/Logging Dam Rd to the parking area.


  • On Water

Trail Length (miles)

  • 1/2

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History

Natural Attractions Type

  • Scenic Vistas