Red Cedar Lake State Natural Area

  • lake in the springtime

    lake in the springtime

Red Cedar Lake is an irregularly shaped 370 acres, with extensive surrounding wetlands. This relatively undisturbed marshy shallow lake provides excellent habitat for numerous waterfowl and marsh birds. Designated a State Natural Area in 1984 and owned by the DNR, no motors are allowed but hike in and enjoy the scenery.


From the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway B in Cambridge, go east on 12 2.5 miles, then south 0.1 miles on an access road to a parking area and canoe landing. The lake is best seen by canoe.

Free Admission

  • Yes


  • On Water