Lake Evelyn State Natural Area

This 300-acre site contains Lake Evelyn, a soft-water seepage lake surrounded by wetlands and gently rolling forested uplands of white and red pine, and aspen. The 55-acre lake has an undeveloped shoreline and wilderness character perfect for birding. It forms the headwaters of Evelyn Creek, a tributary of the Turtle River. A floating leather-leaf bog rings the lake on the north, while the southwestern portion contains a conifer swamp.


From Mercer travel north 9 miles on Hwy. 51 to Cty. G, then east 4.5 miles; then north on Bass Lake Road, and immediately west on an access lane 0.1 mile to a boat landing. Park along the road.


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